Tomorrow is Park(ing) Day, “an annual, worldwide event that inspires city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good”. It started in San Francisco 5 years ago and since then we’ve been wanting to have our own parklet in the Tenderloin (every year most of them are usually in SOMA or the Mission Hayes Valley).

Tomorrow we’ll finally do it, as you can see in this map of this year’s participants, and we want you tender neighbors to join us! Mainly because we don’t have any astroturf, fountain or fancy furniture like this guy below, so we need YOU to make it cool by hanging out in it.

We’ll be located on Hyde street on the block between O’Farrell and Ellis, hopefully right in front of Hooker’s Sweet Treats so we and whoever joins us can enjoy awesome coffee and delicious cookies, banana bread or biscuits all day. Of course, if you live nearby and have some spare foldable chairs, flower pots or other gardening stuff we’d be happy to have them in the street for a day. We’ll take extra good care of them! Grrlinthecity and a nice guy named Matt we met at Hooker’s the other day have already offered their pots, don’t you want your pots to have some fun too?

We’ll be there between 10 and 4pm, maybe even a bit later, depending on the weather and the company. Hope to see you tomorrow!

> Update

The awesome folks who run the Tenderloin National Forest have agreed to participate in the Park(ing) day with us tomorrow, since they are all for advocating more green, social areas in the neighborhood. So they’ll be lending us a few pots and other cool things from their ‘Forest’ so that our parklet looks nicer.