PARK(ing) Day 2015 in Walnut Creek
Joel Devalcourt

Joel Devalcourt

PARK(ing) Day in Walnut Creek

Friday, September 18, 2015 was a beautiful day in Walnut Creek to hang out at a PARK.

Last week, Greenbelt Alliance joined the global event PARK(ing) Day by “providing temporary public open space… one parking spot at at time.” We transformed four metered parking spaces in downtown Walnut Creek into fun and educational places for people to slow down, take a break, and enjoy the neighborhood in a different way than they’re used to.

This was our third year creating temporary parks to highlight the exciting ways we can experience and enhance the walkable streets in downtown Walnut Creek while calling attention to the important wildlife and open spaces right in the city’s backyard. Along with our three wonderful partners—Sustainable Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek Downtown, and Plaza Escuela—we brought something fun for everyone:

  • Live music? Check.
  • Coloring books with red-tailed hawks and mountain lions? Check.
  • Lounge chairs and maple cookies? Check.

Walnut Creek, we had a blast. And we look forward to doing it again next year!

Thank you to Regional Parking Inc. for lending us your parking meters.

Interested in exploring parks that are bigger than a parking space? Check out our free weekend outings at

For more information about our work in Walnut Creek, contact Joel Devalcourt at 510-306-4203 or

PARK(ing) Day 2015

Photos: Carol Dula ©

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