SF parking spaces are transformed into public parks

September 16, 2011 6:14:45 PM PDT
Finding a place to park in San Francisco was more difficult than usual Friday because metered parking spaces are transformed into public parks and other social spaces in honor of International Park-ing Day.

One space on Valencia Street was transformed into a temporary yoga studio where instructor Mariah Rooney led a day of mini classes.

Park-ing Day began in six years ago,and now includes more than 800 "park" installations in more than 180 cities in 30 countries. The goal is to urge cities to remember the importance of green spaces.