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WVU landscape architecture students to participate in annual PARK(ing) Day

Men and women build a frame for landscaping

WVU Student Society of Landscape Architects prepare for this year's PARKing Day Sept. 21.

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WHO: West Virginia University Student Society of Landscape Architects, the professional organization of the landscape architecture program in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

WHAT: PARK(ing) Day, an annual, global event that promotes the importance of urban green spaces by encouraging students, designers and community members to transform metered parking spaces into temporary small parks, or parklets. 

WHEN: Friday (Sept. 21), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

WHERE: High Street (between Tailpipes and Jimmy John’s)

Best photo/video opportunities: 

Between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., though, members of SSLA will be at the parklet throughout the day. 

More information: 

  • • “PARK(ing) Day is a great way to give people within the landscape architecture major a firm-paced design experience while also tailoring design to a much smaller space than we usually design. Additionally, it gives the public a chance to view and interact with landscape architecture on a small scale.” – Donovan Price, landscape architecture senior and SSLA president 
  • • “This event … pushes the bounds of creativity as students strive to create their strongest design within a set of unique guidelines and with whatever materials and resources they can find, which often come from donated items or recycled materials.” – Michael Hasenmyer, teaching associate professor of landscape architecture and SSLA advisor 
  • • This year’s design will be shaped by three elemental themes: sustainability, topography and West Virginia.
  • • The general public is encouraged to stop by to see the designed space, talk with members of SSLA and even have their picture taken at the parklet to share via social media with #ASLAPD18 hashtag
  • • “People should definitely visit during PARK(ing) Day,” Price said. “They will be able to see and interact with landscape architecture and its principles in its purest form.”



CONTACT: Nikky Luna

WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

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