Park(ing) Outside the Box
It was incredible to see our team, our collaborators, and our community come together in a matter of a few weeks to create something that not only made people’s day a little bit brighter, but hopefully inspired more positive change come to our city and neighborhoods. A perfect example of how something small and even temporary can inspire people, communities, and our planet to thrive.
Following a few hours of wrapping, stacking, painting, taping, and a plethora of stapling, our ‘Park Outside Box’ (Box Factory, that is) was almost complete!
Parking facts were then printed out and placed throughout the interior of boxes along with some wood blocks and sharpies, encouraging passersby to write or draw their thoughts based on their new knowledge or general feelings about their community.
Saturday afternoon presented a pop-up rain shower on our pop-up park. Turns out, rain and cardboard don’t mix too well, but it didn’t spoil the heart of the project. All told, it was a fun challenge and we hope to participate again next year.
Many thanks again to all of our partners: North Mass Boulder, Heath Outdoor, SYNLawn, People for Urban Progress, RJE Interiors, Third Street Ventures, Stenz Construction