When: Fri., Sept. 16 2011
Looking for parking can be stressful, but looking for parks will be a breeze during worldwide PARK(ing) Day on Friday, Sept. 16, when various metered parking spaces will be transformed into public "parklets" that offer a bit of greenery while challenging conceptions of urban space. Businesses and organizations across the EastBay will take part throughout the day and entire weekend. Actual Cafe (6334 San Pablo Ave., Oakland), which opened a now-defunct parklet in May, will host a new park with a DJ and happy hour, and Oaklandish (1444 Broadway, Oakland) will roll out a park in front of its downtown Oakland storefront. Times vary by location, free. Visit ParkingDay.org for full participant list.