Turning a parking space into greenspace is nothing new, but when a town's mayor gets in on the park(ing) action, it's definitely something to talk about!
Mayor Svante Myrick in Ithaca, New York is joining 15 percent of Ithaca's population and opting to walk to work every day. That doesn't mean he gave up his parking space. Nope! Instead, Myrick gave up his car and transformed his City Hall parking space into a miniature public park.
I've talked before about how turning parking spaces into green spaces could transform a city, and I think it will take prominent figures like Mayor Myrick leading by example to make that happen. I mean, really, who doesn't feel all warm and fuzzy when they see this sign?
Have you come across any mini parks like these? I'd love to see photos! Link away in the comments!
Image Credits: Photos via Mayor Svante Myrick