In hundreds of cities all over the world, and . . . maybe your town, too (thanks to you)? . . . September 20th is Park(ing) Day. It might seem a long time away, but if you want a free permit, you probably need to apply by . . . like . . . next week (EEK!)! Here's the Seattle application as an example; you could show it to your city hall if you want to start this in your town.
Take a turn at urban planning and get your neighbors thinking! Maybe you'll inspire a whole group of you to create a permanent park!!