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Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705LOWELL, MA- Imagine a city of green space, engaging store fronts and sidewalks, an urban oasis where you can sit and re-connect with the world or take in nature. In cities around the globe Friday, September 15th, artists, activists and citizens will transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks and other social spaces, as part of an annual event called "PARK(ing) Day."
Lowell National Historical Park will join the City of Lowell’s Cultural Affairs and Special Events Office, Department of Public works, and DIY Lowell in hosting PARK(ing) Day with support from Western Avenue Studios, Humanity Style, UnCHARTed, City of Lowell Parking and Garages Department, Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race, Lowell Bicycle Company, and others. Together we will surprise and delight residents and visitors to the city with a new interpretation on what our downtown can be. Watch for our one day installation on Merrimack Street, Friday, September 15th, all day long.
Invented in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio, PARK(ing) Day invites people to rethink the way streets are used and promotes discussion around the need for broad based changes to urban infrastructure.
To learn more about this and other park offerings including the Junior Ranger program, Boott Cotton Mills Museum, Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit, ranger-led tours, and upcoming special events stop by the Visitor Center at 246 Market Street, or contact Lowell National Historical Park at (978) 970-5000, or visit www.nps.gov/lowe .