FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Low Country Section Chair - SC ASLA
Who: The South Carolina Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects
What: PARK(ing) Day - Parklets for International PARK(ing) Day in Downtown Bluffton, South Carolina
When: Friday, September 18, 2015 – 11AM to 2PM
Where: The Promenade & Boundary Street at Campbell Chapel AME Church —Bluffton, SC
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. These measures reduce parking demands and encourage open space preservation.
DETAILS: Join us on Friday from 11AM to 2PM as members of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects will participate in PARK(ing) Day by designing and creating 2 temporary parklets in “The Heart of the Lowcountry” Downtown Bluffton, SC. Each parklet will offer a FREE beverage and information about “Parking Day”. Local vendors will supply unique items to help decorate the parklets.
PARKLET #1: The parklet in the Promenade will promote healthy lifestyle alternative transportation
methods for visitors and residents of the Promenade, Downtown Bluffton and all urban spaces.
PARKLET #2: The parklet at Campbell Chapel AME Church will be located on Boundary Street at the Campbell Church. This parklet will offer the public an opportunity to learn about the history of Campbell Church, the services it provides the community and its future plans for a founders’ garden.
SPONSORS: Bluffton BBQ, A Call To Action, Inc., Campbell Chapel AME Church, The Corner Perk, Eggs N Tricities, Fantozzi’s Wrought Iron, J.K. Tiller & Associates, Savannah Blueprint Co., The Store, Truitt Rabun & Associates, Witmer Jones Keefer, Ltd., and Wood+Partners Inc.
*Local landscape architects, designers and local residents will be on hand to answer questions.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS:
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 72 student chapters. Members of the Society use "ASLA" after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Landscape architects lead the stewardship, planning, and design of our built and natural environments; the Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship.
WPi's Linda Youst and Kathleen Duncan will be there! For more information on Park(ing) Day visit: http://asla.org/contentdetail.aspx?id=46872.