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Park(ing) Day: NCSU Students Promote Parks Sept. 21

You’re invited to see metered parking spots in downtown Raleigh transformed into a parklet this Friday! Park[ing] Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks, and on Friday, Sept. 21,  NC State students are taking part!

Look for the Park[ing] Day spots at 319 Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh in front of the ABC 11 News Station.  The concept for the students’ design is a simple message to the public:  Raleigh has wonderful parks and greenspaces, so go check them out!

NC State Landscape Architecture students will set up a small parklet in their Park[ing] Day spaces, and a large map will showcase where Raleigh parks, greenways and greenspaces are located. Additionally there will be smaller signs, printed by NC State alum Matt Tomasulo and the mind behind the Walk Your City campaign. These signs will point out how close Raleigh’s parks and greenways are to the parklet and the time/distance it is to access these greenspaces by foot and bike. Raleigh Parks and Recreation is providing maps and brochures.

Join the students for a day in the park on Friday!

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