Hey, get your sod out of my coffee
REBAR is at it again – and we love them for it.
Most of you will probably remember Nancy’s post back in August, looking for volunteers for the 2006 PARK(ing) Day. Some of you may even remember back in November 2005 when a makeshift park was plopped right in the middle of a city parking space (shown in the picture to your left). You can thank the folks at REBAR for that random but strongly presented occurrence. Tomorrow, PARK(ing) Day 2006 will be upon our city and this time, they will have support from the Trust for Public Land.
Expanding their reach, five larger parks and eight single parking spots will be “greened”. A map to all the “park” locations can be found on the REBAR site. If you happen to be looking for a spot to park downtown tomorrow, you just might want to have a printed version of this handy. Also, if you want to visit some or even all of these wonders, Community Walk has set up an interactive guide to help you do just that.
While this is all fine and dandy to look at, REBAR is actually trying to get a message across. Their goal is to call attention to the need for more urban parks and public spaces, as well as helping to develop ways to permanently reclaim streets for people. Do you think they are going about the right way to draw attention to their cause? I’m sure most of us would love to have even more green space in SF, as long as there weren’t half-naked bums sleeping there at all hours. What should their next step be? As one of the most “green” cities in the US, why hold these demonstrations here? The Bay Area has enough issues with housing to think about instead of trying to use the space for parks, no? Scroll on down and comment with your ideas.