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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

PARK(ing) Day St. Louis 2011: We've Got the Photos

Posted By on Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 1:30 PM

SAVANNAH DODD
  • Savannah Dodd


As we previously warned you, last Friday, a group of urban space enthusiasts, architects and designers transformed a series of metered parking spaces in downtown St. Louis into a string of pop-up parks. The event was part of a national movement (begun in San Francisco, natch!) called PARK(ing) Day, which encourages people to think about public space in creative ways.

Unfortunately, the day was cold and a bit gloomy, which may have depressed turnout a bit. But there were still some brand-new (and highly temporary parks) to be enjoyed, bocce to be played and food trucks to be patronized. Because, you know, you can't have a nifty temporary space with a nifty temporary supply of good eats.

RFT intern Savannah Dodd was on the scene and captured a few moments. We've got the photos in case you're wondering what you missed -- or, for that matter, want to commemorate what you witnessed.


PARK(ing) Day 2011 was organized in St. Louis for the first time this year. - SAVANNAH DODD
  • Savannah Dodd
  • PARK(ing) Day 2011 was organized in St. Louis for the first time this year.
Bocce! - SAVANNAH DODD
  • Savannah Dodd
  • Bocce!
What's a gathering of the young and hip without a cupcake or two? - SAVANNAH DODD
  • Savannah Dodd
  • What's a gathering of the young and hip without a cupcake or two?
There were several food trucks offering their wares at the PARK(ing) Day event Friday. - SAVANNAH DODD
  • Savannah Dodd
  • There were several food trucks offering their wares at the PARK(ing) Day event Friday.
You can't shoot the breeze in a parking spot -- but you definitely can in a pocket park. - SAVANNAH DODD
  • Savannah Dodd
  • You can't shoot the breeze in a parking spot -- but you definitely can in a pocket park.

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