11 Parklets You Wish Your City Had

11 Parklets You Wish Your City Had

The parklet idea has been reclaiming parking spaces and turning them into people spaces for a few years now. Here’s a collection of 11 parklets that have been completed in recent years.


1.  This parklet in San Francisco, California was designed by INTERSTICE Architects and includes four separate areas, including built in seating and tables, a bicycle rack – complete with air pump station, a children’s play area, and a dog watering station with convenient spots to tie their leashes.


This parklet in San Francisco, California was designed by INTERSTICE Architects and includes four separate areas, including built in seating and tables, a bicycle rack - complete with air pump station, a children's play area, and a dog watering station with convenient spots to tie their leashes.

Photography by Cesar Rubio

2. Logan CDC designed this parklet in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with wood benches, bright colors and lots of plant life to keep the communal space fresh and natural.


Logan CDC designed this parklet in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with wood benches, bright colors and lots of plant life to keep the communal space fresh and natural.


3. This wood parklet in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is brimming with plant life and has pops of bright blue to attract people walking by and offer them a comfortable break from walking through the busy city.


This wood parklet in Sao Paulo, Brazil is brimming with plant life and has pops of bright blue to attract people walking by and offer them a comfortable break from walking through the busy city.

Photography by Green Mobility Institute

4. Matarozzi Pelsinger Design + Build created this simple parklet in San Francisco, California complete with lots of seating room and a number of plant types to freshen up the street and bring a touch of nature to the city.


Matarozzi Pelsinger Design + Build created this simple parklet in San Francisco, California complete with lots of seating room and a number of plant types to freshen up the street and bring a touch of nature to the city.

Photography by Wells Campbell

5. This parklet in London, England, designed by WMB Studio is made from wood that’s been painted bright red and serves as a spot for people to gather, take a break from their day, and has air quality monitors built into it.


This parklet in London, England, designed by WMB Studio is made from wood that's been painted bright red and serves as a spot for people to gather, take a break from their day, and has air quality monitors built into it.

Photography by Ed Butler and Mickey Lee

6. This geometric and grass-covered parklet was designed by Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects in San Francisco, California and a casual resting spot and a place to grab a seat while eating food from one of the restaurants on the street.


This geometric and grass-covered parklet was designed by Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects in San Francisco, California and a casual resting spot and a place to grab a seat while eating food from one of the restaurants on the street.

Photography © Tim Griffith

7. INTERBORO designed these modular blocks, made from a durable plastic, that can be stacked, arranged, and moved to create parklets in a range of sizes and configurations, like this one in Boston, Massachusetts.


INTERBORO designed these modular blocks, made from a durable plastic, that can be stacked, arranged, and moved to create parklets in a range of sizes and configurations, like this one in Boston, Massachusetts.


8. Wood planks have been laid down next to the sidewalk in San Francisco and planters have been added to create a casual patio space that can be enjoyed by people just walking by or by people eating at the cafe.


Wood planks have been laid down next to the sidewalk in San Francisco and planters have been added to create a casual patio space that can be enjoyed by people just walking by or by people eating at the cafe.

Photography by Jeremy Ashaw (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

9. INTERBORO designed this bright red parklet in Boston, Massachusetts, that’s modular blocks, made from a durable plastic, that can be stacked, arranged, and moved to unique configurations.


INTERBORO designed this bright red parklet in Boston, Massachusetts, that's modular blocks, made from a durable plastic, that can be stacked, arranged, and moved to unique configurations.


10. This wood parklet in Vancouver, Canada, is large enough for lots of people to enjoy it all at the same time and adds a fun pop of color to the concrete sidewalk.


This wood parklet in Vancouver, Canada, is large enough for lots of people to enjoy it all at the same time and adds a fun pop of color to the concrete sidewalk.

Photography by BRITEWEB and VIVA Vancouver

11. Strata Architects designed this little parklet in Seattle, Washington that’s the perfect spot to enjoy a coffee break on a sunny day or lock up your bike while you run some errands.


Strata Architects designed this little parklet in Seattle, Washington that's the perfect spot to enjoy a coffee break on a sunny day or lock up your bike while you run some errands.


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