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Nashville Going Green For Park(ing) Day

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The city of Nashville has taken part in the international effort to go green by participating in the world-wide movement, Park(ing) Day.

Park(ing) Day has been an annual, global event where citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary parks. Three neighborhoods in Nashville participated.

The event would feature 30 metered parking spaces in Green Hills, the Gulch, and the downtown area. The parking spaces would be transformed into pedestrian friendly spots.

Local designers and preservationists have filled those spaces with eco-friendly fun for the entire day.

Local coordinators of Park(ing) Day hoped it would create a much greener, more environmentally friendly Nashville.

"Basically the premise behind this is that parking isn't necessarily the king," said Ben Miskelley, a community planner. "A small parking space can go a long way to changing the city."

In past years, the spots were used for family games and viewing areas to convey public art.

Similar Park(ing) Day celebrations were held in 35 countries worldwide.

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