Even a little bit of rain couldn't put a damper on the ILASLA PARK(ing) Day 2015 festivities! This past Friday September 18 was PARK(ing) Day, a global event an annual event in which local community members, students, and designers transform metered parking spaces into temporary parklets.
This year, the ILASLA members who participated did a wonderful job in connecting with their community to partnership with municipalities and local businesses to uncover the hidden potential of public spaces normally occupied by vehicles.
Here are a few photos from this years installations (scroll down to see full album):
Upland Design, in partnership with Wilson Nursery, Unilock, SofSurfaces, NuToys Leisure Products, Parkreation, Inc., Noland Sports Turf, Pulse Design, Plainfield Public Library District and the city of Plainfield, Illinois was the recipient of an ILASLA sponsored 'Party In the Parklet'! Visitors to the parklet were treated to refreshments and snacks while perusing a selection of books (free to take home!).
Planning Resources Inc., in partnership with Midwest Groundcovers, Fox Bowl, The Fisher Burton Company, Nu-toys, Landscape Forms, Home Depot, and All-bry Construction had a 'ball' at their downtown Wheaton parklet installation!
The Lannert Group, in partnership with the City of Geneva, Municipality, Midwest Groundcovers, The Collins Group and Fiora's wouldn't let a little rain get in the way of their lush parklet!
Thanks to all those who participated! Feeling inspired and ready to design a parklet of your own in 2016? Contact ILASLA to get involved. It’s never too early to start planning your contribution to the public-spaces of Illinois!