By definition, a parklet is a small urban park, creating by replacing several parallel parking spots with a patio, plants, and seating for all who'd like to enjoy it. They're quite popular here in San Francisco, so we thought it best to showcase a few of our favorites along busy and Parklet popular Valencia Street in the Mission. The city's only residential parklet is at 937 Valencia Street. It was designed by Jane Martin and installed in mid-2011. It's hosted by resident Amandeep Jawa, who got married at the parklet during the last Sunday Streets in the Mission. At 375 Valencia a parklet designed by Seth Boor is hosted by Four Barrel Coffee. It was installed in mid-2011 as well. A quick turn off Valencia and onto 22nd Street is Luna Rienne Gallery's parklet. This one is particularly interesting because it changes often, something that isn't common with parklets. The current parklet was designed by artist Ursula Xanthe Young. Further down Valencia is a parklet hosted by EHS Pilates. It was built in December of 2012. Readers, do you have a favorite parklet? Let us know in the comments!
· Park in the driveway? Yes, he has one [SFGate]
· Artist Ursula Xanthe Explains How She Designed Luna Rienne Gallery's Latest Parklet [Curbed SF]
[Photos via Patricia Chang]