CED Landscape Architecture Students + Park(ing) Day 2015


UGA Georgia Students of Landscape Architecture, in conjunction with the Georgia Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects, design three parklets for International PARK(ing) Day in Athens, Georgia


Athens, Ga. –  On Friday, September 18th the Georgia Students of the American Society of Landscape Architects participated in PARK(ing) Day by designing and creating three temporary parklets in Athens, Georgia. Three linked parking spaces on the west side of College Avenue, in front of Five Guys and Ben & Jerry’s, were transformed into parklets representing the three stages of man’s relationship with nature: harmony with nature, control of nature and fear of nature.  This eent educated the public about the profession of landscape architecture and how it impacts the Athens and the UGA Community.

PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary miniature parks, or parklets. The mission of the event is to call attention to the importance of urban open space, generate a dialogue regarding how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat.

GLSA would like to recognize those that helped make this project a success: Georgia Chapter ASLA, UGA Material ReUse Center, UGA Facilities Management, Hasley Recreation, Tremron, Super Sod, Athens Stonecasting, Epting Events, Southern Living Plants/Encore Azaleas, and Personal Touch Lawn Care.

Georgia Students of Landscape Architecture is a student social organization designed to bring members from different class levels together to serve as a networking tool.

To see a photo gallery from Park(ing) Day, please visit the CED Facebook Page!