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Parks and Recreation

By Rachelle Bowden in News on Sep 21, 2007 9:37PM

2007_09_21_park2.jpgToday's National Park(ing) Day, a nationwide public arts event that celebrates America's parks — and reminds us all about the need for green space in cities. Volunteers turn a metered parking spot into a tiny park for the day in the hopes of demonstrating that parks are awesome.

Too bad one of Chicago's installations was shut down after half an hour. Luckily, more are still going. There's one at Milwaukee and Leavitt, and one at the 1900 block of South Halsted, both along the future park-ified Bloomingdale Trail.

More photos here.

"the new park!" by Payton Chung.