Lexington will be celebration the state's first "parklet" in conjunction with a national event called PARK(ing) Day.
On Friday, visit Massachusetts’s very first “parklet” at 1720 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington and participate in a global event called “Park(ing) Day," a notice from the town states.
On this day cities and towns
around the world will be transforming vehicle parking spaces into public social
spaces as part of an annual event called "PARK(ing) Day." Cities throughout the Commonwealth, including
Boston, are also modeling this effort and working to turn vehicle parking
spaces into social spaces.
On Friday, at the lunch hour between 12 to 1:30 p.m. there will be complementary cookies and drinks at Lexington's parklet.
"The parklet celebration is intended to encourage Lexington citizens to rethink how we use our streets; the modes of transportation used; and re-imagine the possibilities for public outdoor space within the Town Center," the release states.
"The Lexington Planning and Economic Development Departments want to thank those who were instrumental in creating this unique space: Season’s Four for graciously donating the furniture, the DPW staff who installed it, and the Lexington’s Field and Garden Club who planted the flowers and ivy, as well as the residents and local businesses that have supported the project," the release adds.
The first Park(ing) Day in 2005 was the invention of Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio. More information regarding PARK(ing) Day activities can be found at www.parkingday.org and www.LexEngage.com.