Thursday, September 20, 2012

EOP Architects to Participate in International PARK(ing) Day Friday, Sept 21

LEXINGTON, Ky., September 20, 2012—EOP Architects is transforming a downtown Lexington curbside parking space into a miniature park on Friday, September 21st from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in recognition of international PARK(ing) Day. The movement, which began in 2005, challenges people to rethink the use of urban space since the vast majority is dedicated to the private vehicle, while only a fraction of that land is allocated to open space for people. This will be the first year Lexington has participated , joining nearly 200 cities around the world.

In urban centers, inexpensive curbside parking results in increased traffic, wasted fuel and more pollution. A metered parking spot is an inexpensive short-term lease for a plot of precious urban real estate. There is a range of possibilities for creativity in a space usually dedicated to the storage of a private vehicle.

There will be more than a dozen mini-parks around downtown Lexington on Friday. Stop by EOP’s park on West Short Street across from Shakespeare & Co. and find out how we re-envision urban space.

For more information on PARK(ing) Day, visit

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