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Parking Spaces Become Park Spaces Downtown
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Parking Spaces Become Park Spaces Downtown

 

Parking spaces downtown turned into public parks Friday for International PARK(ing) Day.

The effort was spearheaded by Nevada landscape architects and the urban design gallery called COLABlv. They teamed up to create the spaces. Designers, artists and citizens took 9-foot-by-18-foot spaces and changed them into mini parks with sod, benches, trees and in one case, a putting green.

The purpose of the project is to start a conversation about green space in our country’s urban areas. It is also highlight the need for more open spaces, trees, and grass downtown.

Park(ing) day was also the kick-off for the Downtown Backyard Project. The project is looking for input on designing and building a green corridor in the 18b Arts District downtown. COLABlv and the Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects are working together on the backyard project.

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