PARKing Day in Brookline

Everybody get your park on...

Park(ing) DayOn Friday, September 17, four parking spaces on Harvard Street in Coolidge Corner will be transformed into mini-parks as part of an international effort which hopes to "transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good."  Sponsored by several organizations within Brookline, this is a free, public event, so all are invited to participate in games, laze about on the grass, or even relax "in a beach chair and dangle their toes in the water" (all in a parking space?  Awesome!).

The concept of transforming an existing space into something unexpected and unconventional might seem familiar to BSOS veterans, for the very same theme undercuts so many of our past spectacles, such as Riding the Subway is a Beach, where we brought the unexpected sight of beachbound vacationers to the cold, March underbelly of Boston.  With Park(ing) Day, the goal is to invite passersby to re-imagine the allocation of our public spaces.  And, of course, to enjoy a day in the literal park!

Wanna go?  Send us a photo of yourself lounging in one of the "parks," send it to us, and earn points on your BSOS account!

For more information on Park(ing) Day in Brookline, check it out at Brookline Perspective.

Getting there:
Parking spaces will be located on Harvard St. near Green St. (near the Coolidge Corner Theatre)
  -Via Public Transportation*: Green Line, C branch to Coolidge Corner, or 66 bus from Harvard, Allston or Dudley. 

*because wouldn't it be sadly ironic if you drove?