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Park(ing) Day pop-up park returns to New Britain Town Center


For the third year in a row, New Britain Borough’s Bird Town Committee will create a pop-up park at the Town Center on Butler Avenue to celebrate PARK(ing) Day, an annual global event to transform urban parking lots and metered parking spaces into temporary green spaces and community parks.

This year’s Pop-Up Park will be held from noon Friday, Sept. 20 until Sunday afternoon, Sept. 22.

As in the past, there will be informative talks, games and crafts for children, and entertainment throughout the day, as well as live music at night. Food and other coupons will again be available from businesses in the Town Center, and Nico’s Pizza will provide table service from 7 to 11 p.m. each evening.

As in the past, all the trees, shrubs, and other plants used to create the park will be native species that benefit birds, butterflies, pollinators, and other wildlife. All the plants are being provided by Gino’s Native Plant Nursery and will be available for purchase starting at noon on Sunday.

This year’s park will be designed to model a suburban property that meets the requirements to be registered in PA Audubon’s Bird Habitat Network and in the National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Habitat Certification Program. Visitors to the park will be able to register their properties in both programs.

In addition to Gino’s Nursery, the co-sponsors of this year’s Pop-Up Park are Bucks Beautiful, Bucks-Mont Party Rental and Dublin Agway.