Park(ing) Day Invades Tucson - Tucson News Now

Park(ing) Day Invades Tucson

A spot where you'd normally park is occupied Friday to show the need for more parks. A spot where you'd normally park is occupied Friday to show the need for more parks.

By Lauren Burgoyne - email

On Friday, Tucson's parking scene will become a scenic route for anybody passing by.

Tucson is on a list with more than 50 other cities by celebrating National Park(ing) Day. The global movement started in San Francisco four years ago to send the message to get more green spaces in urban areas. 

While this is the first year Tucson is participating, it's leading the country by having the most spaces.

Nearly 100 parking spaces throughout the downtown and University of Arizona campus will be getting made over.  These parking spots will come to life in the shape of artwork, live performances and actual parks

Business owners, artists, along with government leaders, and UA staff and students will be taking over these spots for one day only. 

While some spots will be green and leafy, others will be more edgy like the ones that feature a skate park or an actual movie screen. Artists and live performers will also be using their spots to show off their talents. Participants are renting the spots from $4.50 to $10.

 

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