‘Employee of the Month’ at Richmond museum turns parking spot into green space

Positively Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A groundskeeper at the Science Museum of Virginia decided to do something unique with his “Employee of Month” parking space.

Mark Peterson says he doesn’t own a car, so he turned the spot into a Parklet, which is a mini-green space that turns an unused area into something more approachable.

“Anytime we can replace asphalt, concrete with green space, I think it’s definitely a plus. There are about like two million acres of parking in the U.S. — it’s about the size of Yellow Stone,” Peterson said.

This mini-park is just the start for the museum. They plan to build a parking garage and turn the surface into a larger green space next year.

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