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PARK(ing) Day

Leon Yin, a junior studying biochemistry at New York University, relaxes in a lawn chair while paricipating in Park(ing) Day on September 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and

citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.

The event aims to transform metered parking spaces into temporary public places to call attention to the need for more urban open spaces and discuss the creation and allocation of public spaces, according to organizers. (parkingday.org/Reuters)