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Park(ing) Day takes over parking spots in Greenwood

September 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Two sites in Greenwood are part of International Park(ing) Day, where people take over parking spots and remake them into parks for a day. This one with the trees, seating area and zen garden area is in front of the Pig ‘n Whistle on Greenwood and 85th:

That’s Mike Oxman in the orange vest. He and his wife, Shelley Retchless, operate Huckleberry Gardens out of their Greenwood home. This great chair made out of old skateboards is from Greenwood Community Council President Kate Martin’s home:

The Park(ing) Day spot in front of the Greenwood Library on Greenwood and 81st is more simple but very practical, as volunteer Ann demonstrates by setting up for the day with her paperwork, cell phone and cup of coffee. She’ll even help you register to vote!:


Both sites will be up until 6 p.m. today.



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