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PARK(ing) Day

parkingdaylogosquarebackgroundHelp us Show that Parks RULE, Cars DROOL on PARK(ing) Day

If Buckhead had a birthstone it would be concrete. Our paved paradise has some of Atlanta’s best high rises, restaurants and shopping, but our parks game is weak. Livable Buckhead is working on that… and we need your help.

On PARK(ing) Day, Friday, September 16, we are staging a take-over of Buckhead’s biggest sea of concrete, the Lenox Square parking lot. Lenox Square has generously offered the 24 dedicated parking spaces along its front walkway (in the lot fronting Peachtree Road) as our PARK(ing) Day venue.  Nationally, participants have built free health clinics, planted temporary urban farms, produced ecology demonstrations, built art installations, opened free bike repair shops and even held a wedding ceremony!

Join us for lunch – we’ll have food trucks at Lenox Square between 11:30 and 1:30 –  you can check out the creative mini parks and vote for your favorite. What will our participants do with their mini park?  

Participants include:

Lenox Square AMLI Residential HGOR
Kimley-HornParamount at Buckhead Gibbs Landscaping
PatagoniaAtlanta Braves ATL Cruzers
Kaiser PermanenteRosser International WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
SharecareJeffrey KirschChastain Park Conservancy
Atlanta Adventure ToursCollins Cooper Carusi ArchitectsEd Castro Landscape

A big thank you to our sponsors:

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Here are some examples of what you may see:

What is PARK(ing) Day?
PARK(ing) Day
 is an annual global event where citizens, artists and activists temporarily transform parking spaces into public places. The goal is to call attention to the need for more urban open space. Livable Buckhead is also using this opportunity to raise funds for PATH400 and other parks and green spaces.

There’s definitely a serious message at the heart of PARK(ing) Day, but most of all it’s a great chance to showcase creativity and have some fun!