Park(ing) Day A Success, Participant Says
Frederick Ward and Associates is already planning to be a part of the event again next year.
A group of friends sat in chairs on the lawn for a chat Friday afternoon, not in a residential neighborhood, but in a parking space.
On Friday parking spaces along Main Street in Bel Air served as open space for the global event dubbed "PARK(ing) Day."
Started by Rebar, a San Francisco-based design firm, PARK(ing) Day, "challenges people to rethink the way streets are used and reinforces the need for broad-based changes to urban infrastructure," a release states.
Mike Grabenstein with Frederick Ward and Associates called the event a success.
"We've had people stoping by and using it as a park," Grabenstein said.
He explained his employer, Craig Ward, brought the event to Bel Air with the help of Bel Air Downtown Alliance. Grabenstein said the event came together well despite a short two weeks to plan and obtain permits.
"Hopefully it's bigger and better next year," Grabenstein said.
Did you utilize the open spaces in Bel Air Friday?