Thursday, September 17, 2009


Mayor Tim Davlin announced today that the City of Springfield and Downtown Springfield Inc. are joining hundreds of cities worldwide who will be celebrating Park(ing) Day on Friday, September 18th. Participants in this event create temporary parks in public parking spaces in order to promote the needs for and benefits of green space in urban settings.

“Through Park(ing) Day, the City is able to demonstrate what a nice complement green spaces are to an urban setting,” said Mayor Davlin. “I hope that many of our residents and downtown business owners and employees can join us in this event and learn more about green benefits to our community.”

For Springfield’s celebration, the southwest corner of Fifth and Adams Streets is being transformed by Coppertree Designs into a mini green space with more than 100 groundcover plants and perennials. A dedication of the park is being held at 10:30 a.m. Friday and the space will be available to the public through Sunday, September 20.
More information on global Park(ing) Day activities and maps can be found at

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