There are a few less parking spaces in downtown Providence today. The city is taking part in the worldwide phenomenon known as Parking Day.
Parking Day is an event meant to promote awareness of the importance of parks and greenspace in cities.
Artists and designers have taken over dozens of parking spaces in the city, and transformed them into tiny parks. Most feature seating and greenery. Some offer ping pong, reading nooks, and even an outdoor café.
Organizer and landscape architect Jenn Judge says parks build community in urban areas.