Based upon international Park(ing) Day, Main Street Parks will close down a handful of parking spot locations along Main Street and Strongs Ave. in downtown Stevens Point in order to create temporary public parks. “These spots will become fun and creative places for a day,” says event creator and coordinator Trevor Roark. “Our downtown is a nice place, yet there aren’t enough outdoor spaces to sit, socialize, eat, relax, or even read a book. Plus, it is widely known by urban planners across the globe that increasing pedestrian & bicycle access and safety in urban spaces has a better return on investment for businesses and municipalities than providing cheap or free storage for privately owned motor vehicles. An equitable balance of these things is best practice and so Main Street Parks aims to provide a sense for how these urban spaces could be creatively redeveloped to bring more revenue and resilience to downtown Stevens Point.”
This year’s event will feature fun, active, relaxing, and friendly spaces that are family friendly and geared to almost anyone.
Come on out for some fun on May 5th, 2017 - 11:00am - 6:00pm