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Today is a very fun day in cities around the U.S., when advocates for better public spaces unleash their imaginations on the dreary places where we normally store cars. Park(ing) Day is "an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks," according to its organizers.

Below we are showcasing some creative examples from across North America. Kudos to everyone involved!

Philadelphia

Come relax in our urban forest at 16th & JFK! #ParkingDay #parkingdayphl

A photo posted by Philadelphia Parks & Rec (@philaparkandrec) on

Houston

installation from #parkingday #htx A photo posted by mai (@_i_am_mai_) on

Baltimore

Atlanta

Activate your public spaces! #atlparkingday #parkingday A photo posted by @ahanson804 on

Washington, DC

 

Sure, looks comfy! RHI's Park(ing) Day installation! #parkingday #aslapd #rhi #rhodesideharwell #oldtownalexandria

A photo posted by Sukirti Ghosh (@sukirtighosh) on

Hamilton, Ontario

It's a beautiful day to enjoy PARK(ing) Day. #jamesstnorth #hamont #hamilton #parkingday #park #green A photo posted by Chrissy Taylor (@ctayls3) on

Athens, Georgia

Parking it at #parkingday #CED #aslapd #morepublicspace #myathens #yourathens #ourathens #imagine

A photo posted by Kiley Aguar (@professor_kilo) on

Pittsburgh

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Los Angeles

Cleveland

Photo via John McGovern
Photo via John McGovern
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Oklahoma City

Un-pave paradise and un-put in a parking lot. #parkingday #okcparkingday #hippies ????>????

A photo posted by Ryan Fogle (@rdfogle) on

If we missed yours, and I'm sure there's a lot of good ones we missed, feel free to show it off in the comments.

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