If Buckhead had a birthstone it would be concrete. Our paved paradise has some of Atlanta’s best high rises, restaurants and shopping, but our parks game is weak. Livable Buckhead is working on that…and we need your help.
On PARK(ing) Day – Friday, September 16 – we are staging a take-over of Buckhead’s biggest sea of concrete, the Lenox Square parking lot. What would you do with a little slice (17 x 9.5 feet) of prime Buckhead real estate? Throw up a tent and make yourself at home? Host a barbecue? Put in a miniature putting green? The possibilities are (almost) limitless.
“PARK(ing) Day gives us a chance to imagine what we could do if we were less dependent on our cars and could use parking spaces in more interesting ways,” said Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead. “Buckhead has a lot of great, creative minds and I can’t wait to see what they come up with.”
PARK(ing) Day is an annual global event where citizens, artists and activists temporarily transform parking spaces into public places to highlight the need for more urban open space. Livable Buckhead is also using this opportunity to raise funds for PATH400 and other parks and green spaces.