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People sit in a 'lounge' area of a mini park that takes up a metered parking space as they participate in (park)ing day in San Francisco. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

People sit in a ‘lounge’ area of a mini park that takes up a metered parking space as they participate in (park)ing day in San Francisco. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — More than 20 parking spaces in the District of Columbia are being turned into temporary parks.

The District Department of Transportation is participating in Park(ing) Day on Friday. The annual event was introduced in San Francisco in 2005 and turns parking spaces into green spaces for a day.

The locations of the mini-parks include spots by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation at 1250 U St. NW and the DC Office of Planning at 1100 4th St. SW. Other spots include ones by the bakery Baked & Wired in Georgetown and the National Wildlife Federation at 901 E St. NW.

This is the first time the District Department of Transportation has participated in the event.

Park(ing) Day Locations

Capital Bikeshare – 700 F St, NW

Gensler – 2020 K St, NW

Landscape Architecture Foundation – 1900 M St, NW

National Wildlife Federation – 901 E St, NW

Casey Trees – 1700 K St, NW

Smart Growth America – 1726 M St, NW

DC Greenworks – 927 15th St, NW

OCULUS – 1440 P St, NW

Turkish Policy Center – 1509 Connecticut Ave, NW

baked & wired – 1052 Thomas Jefferson St, NW

History Matters – 1726 14th St, NW

Malmaison – 3401 K St, NW

Fleurir – 3235 P St, NW

Georgetown BID – 3401 K St, NW

Robert Bell Architects – 3214 O St, NW

Cycle Life USA – 3255 K St, NW

NoMa BID – 131 M St, NW

Zipcar – 2021 14th St, NW

BicycleSPACE – 1019 7th St, NW

WABA – 1792 Columbia Rd, NW

DC Dept. of Parks & Recreation – 1250 U St, NW

DC Office of Planning – 1100 4th St, SW

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