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The Houston Chronicle wrote the following article about the Houston Gulf Coast ASLA Section's participation in PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 12, 2012. This public awareness campaign illustrates how cities can reclaim part of the urban landscape as a community gathering space.
On Friday morning, Zakcq Lockrem and his confederates got to the parking lot at the corner of Main and Capitol in time for the early-bird special. For a total of $21, they claimed three downtown parking spaces for the day.
Then the designers and activists got down to business. They unrolled Astroturf. They unloaded sleek modern patio furniture and loads of potted plants. And to shade their new domain, they erected netting with blue and green balloons that bobbed in the breeze. For the rest of the day, those three spaces weren't parking. They were a park. Read more.
November 1, 2012
Novemberfest Casino Night
Location: St. Arnold's Brewery