Dallas Celebrates PARK(ing) Day

On September 16, 2011, PARK(ing) Day Dallas celebrated the environment and the community in a series of spaces in Deep Ellum and downtown Dallas.

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On September 16, 2011, PARK(ing) Day Dallas featured environmental community "parks" inside the parking spaces that line Main Street in Deep Ellum and downtown Dallas. Visitors, including workers on lunch break, grabbed free drinks, enjoyed a lunch inside tranquil garden settings, and listened to live music from over 30 local musicians and performers.
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An installation sits across the street from a space used by DSGN, an architecture and design firm. The firm set up a large table with wooden log seats, plants, and leaves in their space on Main Street in Deep Ellum during PARK(ing) Day Dallas.
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DSGN, an architecture and design firm, set up a large table with wooden log seats, plants, and leaves in their space on Main Street in Deep Ellum. Binoculars were available to view another installation of theirs set up across the street.
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Associates from DSGN, an architecture and design firm, chat in their space during PARK(ing) Day Dallas. The firm set up a large table with wooden log seats, plants, and leaves in their space on Main Street in Deep Ellum. Binoculars were available to view another installation of theirs set up across the street.
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An information panel in the bcWORKSHOP space. The nonprofit design center featured wooden cube seats and grass in their space on Main Street in Deep Ellum.
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A living room-like set up sits in a metered space on Main Street in Deep Ellum for PARK(ing) Day Dallas. The event called for participants to transform spaces into short-term "green" areas for visitors to enjoy.
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UT Arlington's student chapter of the American Socity of Landscape Architecture (SASLA) borrowed plants from a nursery for their space during PARK(ing) Day Dallas in downtown Dallas' Main Street.
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UT Arlington's student chapter of the American Socity of Landscape Architecture (SASLA) used plants borrowed from a nursery to create this tranquil garden space on Main Street during PARK(ing) Day Dallas in downtown Dallas.
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UT Arlington's student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture (SASLA) also created a "fuel station" for people to pump air in their tires or park their bikes.
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UT Arlington's student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture (SASLA) created a "fuel station" for people to pump air in their tires or park their bikes on Main Street during PARK(ing) Day Dallas in downtown Dallas.
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Robbie Saunders performs an accoustic song in a space on Main Street during PARK(ing) Day Dallas in downtown Dallas. Over 30 local musicians and performers entertained spectators throughout the day on September 16, 2011.
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A man kicks around a soccer ball in a space designated for Street Soccer Dallas. The space invited anyone to play a miniature game of soccer in the enclosure, a part of PARK(ing) Day Dallas on Main Street in downtown Dallas.
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Newspapers decorate a trashcan in the space reserved for D Magazine Partners. The magazine hosted a book swap in their space on Main Street in downtown Dallas. In the late afternoon, children were invited to sit and listen to storytellers in the "Reading Forest."
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D Magazine Partners hosted a book swap in their space on Main Street in downtown Dallas. In the late afternoon, children were invited to sit and listen to storytellers in the "Reading Forest."
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A garden walkway - complete with grass, trees, and flowers - sits in a metered space reserved for participants to use sustainable materials to create short-term "green" areas for visitors to enjoy.
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A garden walkway - complete with grass, trees, and flowers - sits in a metered space reserved for Park(ing) Day Dallas. The event called for participants to transform spaces into short-term "green" areas for visitors to enjoy.
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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW.COM
Students from the University of Texas at Arlington's School of Architecture created "Relaxation Station" using repurposed pool noodles, zip ties and recycled paint buckets. The station occupied a space on Main Steet in downtown Dallas for PARK(ing) Day Dallas 2011.
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Abraham Melish plays an acoustic song for an audience on Main Street in downtown Dallas during PARK(ing) Day Dallas 2011.
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A tree park made out of recycled wood and plastic bottles occupied a metered space on the streets of downtown Dallas for PARK(ing) Day Dallas 2011.
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A tree park made out of recycled wood and plastic bottles occupied a metered space on the streets of downtown Dallas for PARK(ing) Day Dallas 2011.
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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW.COM
On September 16, 2011, PARK(ing) Day Dallas featured environmental community "parks" inside the parking spaces that line Main Street in Deep Ellum and downtown Dallas. Visitors, including workers on lunch break, grabbed free drinks, enjoyed a lunch inside tranquil garden settings, and listened to live music from over 30 local musicians and performers.
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Two downtown workers enjoy their lunch in a space for PARK(ing) Day Dallas on On September 16, 2011. The event featured environmental community "parks" inside the parking spaces that line Main Street in Deep Ellum and downtown Dallas.
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The Bridge, a charity organization for the homelss, accepted donations of winter clothing in their space on Main Street during PARK(ing) Day Dallas 2011.
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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW.COM
On September 16, 2011, PARK(ing) Day Dallas featured environmental community "parks" inside the parking spaces that line Main Street in Deep Ellum and downtown Dallas. Visitors, including workers on lunch break, grabbed free drinks, enjoyed a lunch inside tranquil garden settings, and listened to live music from over 30 local musicians and performers.
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Participants weren't limited to organizations for PARK(ing) Day Dallas 2011. Aaron Ashmore lives and works in the area and to support downtown community projects, he set up his own space with a sofa, coffee table and free lemonade for passersby.
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Participants weren't limited to organizations. Aaron Ashmore lives and works in the area and to support downtown community projects, he set up his own space with a sofa, coffee table and free lemonade for passersby.
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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW.COM
UT Arlington architecture student Kyle Kiser reads inside a space created for PARK(ing) Day Dallas 2011. Students from the University of Texas at Arlington's School of Architecture created "Relaxation Station" using repurposed pool noodles, zip ties and recycled paint buckets.
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