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Happy National Park(ing) Day!

Today is almost over for many of you, but there's still plenty of time to celebrate National Park(ing) Day!

If you can't find the holiday on your calendar, well... it's not there yet. But neither is Talk Like a Pirate Day, and you still hear lots of "Arrrr!" and "Avast, ye swabby!" as you traverse the streets of any fair city.

National Park(ing) Day is an opportunity to celebrate parks in cities and promote the need for more parks by creating temporary public parks in public parking spaces.

If that sounds like the kind of lunacy Powell's would jump right into... well, guess what? Good call!

According to Powell's own Bruce Burkhardt, operations manager of our flagship Burnside store: "This is not the 'Powell's Park.' It is a project by PSU students. The 'park' is displaying plants that are native to the Pacific Northwest."

The above photo is of the "Powell's Park" and the newly installed bike corral at the corner of 11th and Couch.

Got some National Park(ing) Day pics of your own to share? Send 'em our way!

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Brockman is the head writer for the daily Book News posts on the Powells.com blog. In his free time he's hard at work on his fictional memoir, which changes titles daily.

The views and commentary posted by Brockman are entirely his own, and are not representative of the whole of Powell's Books, its employees, or any sane human being.

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