Tag Archives: parklets

Rendering of a new parklet for Venga Empanadas!

Are Parklets in SF’s Mission Really Public?

If all goes according to plan, the Mission will have five new parklets, which are miniature parks that slightly extend portions of sidewalk into the street to offer decorative seating to the general public, by early next year. That would give the the neighborhood 16 parklets in total, with 13 on Valencia Street. The Mission’s 12 existing parklets make up approximately...
Photo by Cristiano Valli

There’s A New Parklet in the Hood, an Exploratorium

The project – Ciencia Pública: Agua, Spanish for Public Science: Water – is a “temporary public space which holds exhibits on the theme of water and sustainable water use” and has been developed by San Francisco Boys & Girls Clubs and a team from the Exploratorium’s Studio for Public Spaces. The parklet is on Valencia Street, between 23th and 24th....
parklet

Ritual Coffee Finally Gets Its Parklet

The Afternoon Report is back from the holidays! Here is today’s:  Parklets are coveted features, but they often create controversy. Some argue that there are too many parklets in the Mission. Still, the businesses that plan them are convinced that they’re cool. The controversy lies in parklets prioritizing pedestrians over cars on streets already notorious for difficult parking. Not to mention their tendency to attract taggers,...
IMG_0786

Bi-Rite Creamery Applies for Parklet

Bi-Rite Creamery is currently in the application process for a parklet, to be placed somewhere between its soft serve window and the nearby bike corral, said co-owner Anne Walker. “There’s seating on the sidewalk, and this would give us more space for people to gather,” said Walker. So far the parklet has had no opposition from the neighborhood, she said....
The parklet outside Fabric8 will feature rotating exhibits of public art.

New 22nd St. Parklet Has Artsy Twist

Fabric8 is the latest Mission District business to join in the “parklet” craze. “We wanted something reflective of the art gallery and the micro neighborhood,” said Olivia Ongpin, co-owner of 22nd Street gallery Fabric8. Parklets are former parking spaces converted into social spaces. They are open to the public and often feature seating and plants. Parklets are increasingly popping up...