Barnstable Celebrates PARK(ing) Day

HYANNIS –The Town of Barnstable celebrated PARK(ing) Day on Friday in the parking lot at Bismore Park in Hyannis.

Representatives from consumer affairs, gateway greeters and the parking division were on site, hosting a “Parking Plinko” game, encouraging art creations with buckets of colored chalk and helping participants crochet and weave on a hula-hoop.

“We wanted to join this international event and celebrate the day and reclaim and repurpose several of our parking spaces here in town and create a park-like environment for people to come and enjoy,” said Barnstable parking manager Mona Solmonte

The internationally celebrated day began in 2005 and was created by Rebar Group, Inc. to repurpose parking spaces into park-like areas for artistic expression, recreation and social exchange.

Since then, the event has blossomed, occurring annually in hundreds of cities, towns and dozens of countries.

“It’s very exciting that we can actually participate and join the world in something that was created a number of years ago,” said Consumer Affairs Supervisor Elizabeth Hartsgrove.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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