Spokane’s first crack at taking part in International PARK(ing) Day didn’t go so well. PARK(ing) Day is an annual, one-day, global event where artists, activists, and citizens transform metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks.

Anyone can participate in PARK(ing) Day, though it is strictly a non-commercial project, intended to promote creativity, civic engagement, critical thinking, and social interactions.

Members of the Youth Sustainability Council last Friday adopted a parking spot in downtown and made it into a miniature park and garden. Until they got kicked out. I guess Parking Enforcement doesn’t recognize that holiday.

Here’s what happened from the ‘Spovangelist’ blog.

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