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Louisville joined other cities around the world today to celebrate Parking Day. The event is meant to put the “park” back in “parking spot.” It’s a day when cities transform metered parking spaces into miniature parks called parklets.

Branden Klayko runs the blog Broken Sidewalk. His site is co-sponsoring Louisville’s Park(ing) Day along with the Urban Design Studio.

“Park(ing) Day is really an event to draw attention to the need for more green public spaces in cities and how we use our space,” he said. “Are we renting out this parking space as a public good? Can we use it for something else like a little park for a day?

There were six Louisville parklets today. Each had a different theme—ranging from urban farming to a collection of boxes and markers, allowing passersby to build their ideal city.