Unpaving Paradise is taking part in Park(ing) Day 2009 (Friday, September 18th). For those who don't know, Park(ing) Day is about making car spaces (parking spots) into people spaces (temporary mini-parks). The mini-park we hosted on Broadway as part of Park(ing) Day 2008 was a huge success - we got visits from the Seattle PI, Q 13 News, and about half of the neighborhood to boot.
This year Unpaving Paradise is taking part in Park(ing) Day Central Park, a collection of mini-parks hosted by neighborhood organizations and businesses in the empty lot at 500 E Pine. We need volunteers to set up, take down, and hang out at the park during the day. Set up will likely begin at 8am. Take down time is yet to be decided, but will be after 6pm.
If you're interested in participating, please email us at unpaving.paradise(at)gmail.com with hours you can volunteer. If you're busy on Friday, September 18th, we can also use help making and distributing flyers, gathering prizes for the Best Park in the City awards, and generally spreading the word about the event.
For more info, see this CHS Blog post.