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Park(ing) Day Around the U.S.

2:44 PM EDT on September 21, 2012

It's International Park(ing) Day, when people all over the world transform their cities' most dead boring places -- parking spaces -- into temporary, creative community gathering places. We hope you got a chance to play, relax or socialize in a temporary park in your city today. But even if you didn't, you can enjoy them vicariously through these pictures of the creative people doing creative things in cities throughout the U.S. today.

First up, Jacksonville, Florida:

Good conversation happening in Oakland, California (via Walk Oakland Bike Oakland).

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Looking good in Nashville, Tennessee:

Not to be outdone by Dayton, Ohio.

Austin, Texas, courtesy of Streetsblog reader Jace Deloney.

Here's Phoenix:

Lounging in Portland, Maine:

And finally, this crudely shot, slightly idiotic video of Cleveland, Ohio, by yours truly.

And if that isn't a popular, broad-based movement, I don't know what is. Great job to everyone who participated!

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