Limerick to participate in urban eco-art day

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

The urban eco-art 'mini-park' will take place in the parking space in front of Leonidas on O'Connell Street tomorrow. Picture: Adrian Butler
O’CONNELL Street will participate in a global phenomenon to celebrate Park(ing) Day tomorrow, where a group of artists will turn a parking space into a “mini-park”.

O’CONNELL Street will participate in a global phenomenon to celebrate Park(ing) Day tomorrow, where a group of artists will turn a parking space into a “mini-park”.

Limerick City Council, South Limerick City Residents Association and artist Mary Conroy, of Wildroutes Project, will occupy a parking space, outside Leonidas Chocolates, on Friday, 1pm to 5pm.

Organiser Mary Conroy said the small space will create awareness for a more eco-friendly space.

“Every year, there is a pop-up garden and it started in 2005, in San Francisco. They would have a parking day and they would rent out a parking space for two hours or so, so they could turn it into a mini-park for a day.

“It’s all about creating awareness for a greener space because cities are becoming overpowered by traffic and it’s not good for humans,” she said.

She said there will be interesting displays for everyone interested in learning how to save money on making their area “greener”.

“We are doing it in association with the Limerick City Council and the South Limerick City Residents Association. They are a great bunch; they have been doing loads of work. There will be a display of loads of things that will be really interesting to look at.

“I will have my own biodiversity boxes. They are like bug boxes for over the winter, and these boxes for helping bugs and insects for hibernation.”