Chalk, brightly colored backpacks and neon cones caught the eyes of pedestrians and bicyclists Friday afternoon along Brand Boulevard as participants in a global event celebrating urban greenery took over parking spots.
Part of the fourth annual national Park(ing) Day L.A. event, businesses and community members decorated and then relaxed in metered parking spaces on the 100 block of Brand Boulevard in Glendale.
The annual one-day, global event aims to transform parking spaces into temporary public parks. The Los Angeles region iteration highlights the lack of green and open space throughout the city.
Glendale residents Lameese Elqura and Cindy Coan were set up for the day and enjoying a picnic lunch in their parking space.
"We're surprised how many people have stopped by and asked us what this was about," Coan said. "One woman actually gave us money to feed the meter."