Downtown Fort Lauderdale had a bit more green on its streets last Friday, thanks to the South Florida incarnation of the annual PARK(ing) Day. Groups, businesses, and individuals turned metered parking spaces into mini parks, complete with grass (real or fake), chairs, tables, benches, umbrellas, plants, and other things, creating pleasant public spaces out of strips of asphalt. The theory is if you've got money in the meter, than the spot is yours while you're paying for it and you can do with it what you wish, including making it anything but a parking spot, and making the world a little more livable.
Here are pictures of the event, which was centered in Downtown Fort Lauderdale's Flagler Village, but Florida International University's School of Architecture also planned to host one in Mary Brickell Village. If you've got info on the Downtown Miami incarnation, and especially if you've got pictures, send 'em into the tipline. Thanks!
· PARK(ing) Day Fort Lauderdale [Facebook]