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There Were A Few Less Parking Spaces In Annapolis Today and That Was A Very Good Thing – September 21st 2012

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Picture Of A Trike Parked At The City Dock On Park(ing) Day In Annapolis Maryland September 21st 2012

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Today is Park(ing) Day and the City of Annapolis Maryland, never a spectator when it comes to environmentally related matters, has joined in this world wide event that transforms parking spots into community green spaces – temporarily, by hosting park(ing) space parks across the city. Let me add that it was also a gorgeous day outside for this year’s event to be held on.

After attending this years event it can be said that Annapolitans, a group of us anyway, look forward to future announcements from our elected representatives that will make some of the things that the public saw today become part of a vision of green spaces that will be seen here along the waterfront in the not to distant future.

Today when one talks about parking in Annapolis one of the common refrains that can be heard is how cars in the city have better waterfront views than people do. I personally could not agree more with that statement so I thought that I would begin this article and photo show with a picture that I took along Ego Alley at the City Dock this morning while visiting the Maryland ASLA & Ciminelli’s Landscape Services parking lot ‘park’. Pictured above is a tricycle positioned between some chalk lines in front of a temporary waterfront green space on Dock Street. While this particular park has been designed for children and adult activities the presence of this small red trike was loaded with symbolism – even tricycles have better views of the water than the people do here at the City Dock.

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A Chess Board Of Plants For The Chess-apeake Bay

Picture Of A Green Chess Board Celebrating The Chesapeake Bay In Front Of Zachary's Jewelers On Main Street In Annapolis Maryland On Park(ing) Day September 21st 2012

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Here on Main Street associates of Bignell Watkins Hasser Architects P.C. and Homestead Gardens worked together to create a chess board in front of Zachary’s Jewelers promoting natural vegetation that can be used in some of the landscaping projects throughout our city to further preserve and protect the future of the “Chess-apeake”.

 

When We All Work Together Change Can Happen

Picture Of Mayor Cohen Director Of Finance Bruce Miller Also Candace Klepacz and Collen Bathon of Bignell Watkins Hasser Architects Together On Parking Day In Annapolis Maryland September 21st 2012

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It was my pleasure to meet up with this group of folks this morning who were out participating in Park(ing) Day Annapolis. From left to right in this picture is Colleen Button of BWH Architects PC, Bruce Miller – Director of Finance City of AnnapolisJosh Cohen – Mayor City of Annapolis and Candace Klepacz of BWH Architects PC.

 

Maryland Avenue Wakes Up To Find Green On The Street

Picture Of The Park(ing) Day Park On Maryland Avenue In Annapolis Maryland September 21st 2012

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Gay Crowther Landscape Architects and Eden Contracting worked together to create this parking space park in the shadow of the Maryland State House here in front of Annebeth’s. As seen in the picture above residents and business people of Maryland Avenue take time to enjoy their coffee and muffins within this oasis of green space on a gorgeous late Summer morning.

 

A West Street Park(ing) Space Park

Picture Of J.R. Pappas Of E-Landscape LLC At The Park(ing) Day Park On West Street In Annapolis Maryland September 21st 2012

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Here J.R. Pappas of E-Landscape Specialty Solutions stands in front of a Eco-friendly retaining wall that  anchors this West Street parking spot green space. Richard Sweeney Landscape Architects partnered with E-Landscape Specialty Solutions to design this particular park.

All of this year’s participants in Park(ing) Day in Annapolis should certainly be commended not only for the time and materials that they donated for this years event but also for their commitment to provide products and services that will lead to a healthier Chesapeake Bay. Also a big thank you to Mayor Cohen and the City of Annapolis for their support of this years Park(ing) Day event.

Glenn

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