Tuesday, September 16, 2008

park yourself!

This sounds like SO much fun! If you happen to be in San Francisco, OR Chicago, why not run on over and have some Park(ing) Day fun! What's Park(ing) Day, you ask? It's not on your calendar, along with all the other holidays? Hmm. Might wanna get another calendar. BUT, until then, I'll let you in on the secret!

"PARK(ing) Day is a one-day, global event centered in San Francisco where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks.

It's all in part to spread the word (without actually saying a word, really) that we need more parks and open spaces in urban cities.

On Sept 19, we'll be participating in Park(ing) Day with parking spots in both San Francisco and Chicago (right in front of our "Detox Chicago" pop-up shop). Our temporary green spaces are sure to be temporary slices of leisurely heaven, placed right amongst the bustle of downtown. Since the spot is only temporary, we're also working to make sure that none of our materials will go wasted at the end of the day. All materials will be donated, recycled or reused afterwards. We haven't quite landed on a design just yet so be sure to tell us which Park(ing) Day design you like best below and we may, just may, pick that one to build.

If you're in either location that day, be sure to stop by, relax, chat with us or just enjoy the patch of green space. Oh and if you've got spare change, we may ask if you can break a buck or two.

What: Park(ing) Day
When: Friday, September 19
Where in SF: Front Street (@ Sacramento St): 7:00am - 6:00pm
Where in Chicago: 2034 N Halsted (@ W Armitage Ave): 7:00am - 6:00pm

You can read more about Park(ing) Day here!


And check out that totally awesome putting green you see in the pic above, with the 19th hole in the shape of method's iconic dish soap bottle! You can head on over to people against dirty, and vote for your favorite park design! (I vote mini golf!) If it wins, be sure to go hit a few with the method folks! (Golf balls, not dish soap bottles, or method folks. But really, why would you want to hit method folks? They rock!)

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