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PARK(ing) Day by MSU student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

PARK(ing) Day

Each year on the third Friday of September, people around the globe turn their attention to PARK(ing) Day, an annual event that encourages artists, designers and citizens to collaborate in turning parking spaces into temporary parks. Mississippi State University’s student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) hosted PARK(ing) Day Friday [Sept. 16] in the parking lot near Colvard Student Union. The group constructed the installation, incorporating things normally found in a park: benches, greenery, views, shade and space for social interaction. The students also kept to their mission of making the park environmentally-friendly by asking local businesses to donate used items.

Photo by: Megan Bean

September 16, 2016