What is normally a parking space on Exchange Street in Portland is transformed into a social space as part of PARK(ing) Day on Friday, Sept. 16. The event is intended to challenge people to rethink the public spaces of streets, and reinforce the need for broad-based changes to urban infrastructure. (Dan D’Ippolito / For The Forecaster)

Skye Priestley of Portland plays chess in what is normally a parking space on Congress Street in Portland as part of PARK(ing) Day. Reclaimed spaces offered relaxation, shelter, games, and interactive experiences to visitors in the Downtown District, Old Port, East Bayside and India Street neighborhoods. (Dan D’Ippolito / For The Forecaster)

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