National Park(ing) Day

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — If you noticed a few less parking spaces in Franklin Square on Friday, it was all for a worthy cause. Local organizations took part in National Park(ing) Day!

Check out this timelapse showing folks coming and going. Two spaces were turned into sustainable “hang-out areas” for the day.

The goal is to raise awareness about sustainability and the impact of public parking spaces. 

“It kind of awakens us to the idea that there is so much space in the city that we can be a part of and take one day and be literally in the street is kinda fun,” said Robert Petrie of Marcellus.

Organizers hope more people will realize just how important parks can be in cities like Syracuse and elsewhere.

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