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Published: 9/17/2011 - Updated: 2 years ago


Uptown Assoc.'s Park(ing) Day

The UpTown Association hosted Park(ing) Day on Adams Street Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. Ordinary asphalt spaces for vehicles were transformed in to mini parks or green spaces. The initial goal of 12 installations expanded to 29 spaces for Toledoans to enjoy. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

Kate Abu-Absi, director of the UT Arts Living and Learning Community, relaxes under a 'tree' on her park on Adams Street during Park(ing) Day. She's with Justin Maxwell and ukulele player Matt Muha, both students at the University of Toledo.  UT occupied five of the 29 spaces. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kate Abu-Absi, director of the UT Arts Living and Learning Community, relaxes under a 'tree' on her park on ...
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Students from the Toledo School for the Arts use Park(ing) Day space to showcase their upcoming March show called Exhibit, based on the color of chrome. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Students from the Toledo School for the Arts use Park(ing) Day space to showcase their upcoming March show called Exhibit,...
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Ryan Bunch pours himself hot green tea while visiting the space sponsored by Toledo Area Parent Magazine. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ryan Bunch pours himself hot green tea while visiting the space sponsored by Toledo Area Parent Magazine.
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Kevin Jansen takes advantage of the green space to play croquet on Adams Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kevin Jansen takes advantage of the green space to play croquet on Adams Street.
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Manhattan's restaurant uses its space to host a dock and boat, despite a lack of water on Adams Street. Co-owner Marty Lahey said he used the theme because he'd always wanted a waterfront restaurant. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Manhattan's restaurant uses its space to host a dock and boat, despite a lack of water on Adams Street. Co-...
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What better place to relax on Park(ing) Day than a parked hammock? Enlarge | Buy This Photo What better place to relax on Park(ing) Day than a parked hammock?
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The UpTown Association uses its space to tout the Madison Avenue garden plan. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The UpTown Association uses its space to tout the Madison Avenue garden plan.
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This incarnation of a Karner Blue Butterfly, a federally endangered butterfly living in Oak Openings in Lucas County, is a part of the Green Ribbon Initiative display. Enlarge | Buy This Photo This incarnation of a Karner Blue Butterfly, a federally endangered butterfly living in Oak Openings in Lucas County, is a ...
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A rainbow of recyclables forms arches over a Park(ing) Day participant. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A rainbow of recyclables forms arches over a Park(ing) Day participant.
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