What’s almost as good as great as a city park? A parklet on the street! If you luv green space or at least something other than cement and pavement, parklets are an oasis on the street. Not new, but quickly growing in numbers, city’s are allowing business and residential owners to reclaim parking spaces and recreate them as small parks. Some businesses use them for outdoor dining, residents often use to a bit of pride in their city and provide literally a breath of fresh air in a city of traffic.
The parklet above was a fabulous residential oasis on the street in San Francisco’s Mission District. A parklet with personality.
So are you wondering if other parklets might be worth the spare time to hang out for awhile? Here’s a few photos to consider the possibility of an oasis on the street…
- San Francisco’s Parklet Built Out of a Citroën H Van Might Be Shut Down (theatlanticcities.com)
- L.A.’s First 4 Parklets Opening In February 2013 (laist.com)
- Turning Parking Spaces into Award-Winning Parks (greenstrides.com)