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Mapping All 51 Awesome San Francisco Public Parklets

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It's now been five years since the arrival of San Francisco's first official permanent parklet, in 2010, though spontaneous takeovers of parking spots began back in 2005, when Rebar Group converted one of downtown's metered parking spots into a temporary public park. Spurred by Rebar and spread around the world in a DIY movement, the annual PARK(ing) Day has inspired hundreds of people to spend hours occupying parking spaces without being in cars—aided by Astroturf, deck chairs, and thematically appropriate tire swings. Today's map, though, is devoted to the city's dozens of permanent parklets, dreamed up by San Franciscans and often sponsored by local businesses through the city's Pavement to Parks program. They range from Rebar's awesome Marina parklet in a modified Citroën cycling van to a colorfully chevroned mobile parklet in Ingleside, designed by high-school students with architect Craig Hollow.

With the help of Pavement to Parks' citywide guide to SF's parklets, we've updated our own map of all 51 awesome parklets in the city. Did we miss one? Send us a tip or leave us a note in the comments.

UPDATE (2/27/15): Parklet No. 44 has been updated from EHS Pilates Studio's space in the Mission to B. Patisserie's new parklet in Pacific Heights. EHS's parklet sustained serious damage after a car crashed into it in 2013. We regret the error. (Thanks to reader Jennifer Friedland for the B. Patisserie tip!)


· PARK(ing) Day [Official Site]
· Previous Coverage of PARK(ing) Day [Curbed SF]
· Photo-Stalking the PARK(ing) Day Exploits of San Franciscans [Curbed SF]
· SF Parklet Map [Pavement to Parks]
· All Micro Week Coverage [Curbed SF]

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1. 3876 Noriega St., Outer Sunset

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3876 Noriega St
San Francisco, CA 94122

Installed in December of 2011, this parklet was designed by Matarozzi Pelsinger Design + Build for Devil's Teeth Baking Company. The project description tells us that the site "is subdivided into two separate spaces to help accommodate different kinds of user groups." The parklet was designed pro-bono and constructed at cost. The foliage was planted by neighbors and all the plants in the succulent garden were donated by neighbors and bakery patrons. [Photo: Wells Campbell]

2. 423 Columbus Ave., North Beach

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San Francisco, CA 94133

This parklet hosted by Caffe Greco was one of the first in the city and built excitement around the idea of European-style cafe culture extending into the streets. Wells Fargo Foundation and Illy Coffee paid for the installation, which was done with sustainable materials such as bamboo. Installed in October 2010. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

3. 937 Valencia St., the Mission

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937 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

This is San Francisco's only residential parklet and is hosted by private resident Amandeep Jawa. It is known as Deepistan National Parklet and its most famous resident is a hedge succulent sculpture of a triceratops. Designed by Shift Design Studio, the minipark has hosted everything from Shakespeare in the Parklet to election viewing parties to the owner's wedding. Installed June 2011. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

4. 1300 Fulton St., the Panhandle

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1300 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117

This parklet, hosted by Cafe Abir, is made of concrete and bamboo. It was one of the early ones in the city, installed June, 2011, but is somewhat underutilized. [Photo via SF Planning]

5. 3248 22nd St., the Mission

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3248 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110

This parklet is hosted by Revolution Cafe and Escape from NY Pizza. Lolo also used to be a partner before its move to Valencia. Rebar Group designed and built the space, which has bamboo benches and a table with red accents. Installed in April 2010. [Photo via Pavement to Parks]

6. 639 Divisadero St., the Panhandle

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639 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117

This was San Francisco's first official parklet ever, installed in March of 2010. Because it is hosted by Mojo Bicycle Cafe, the space is constantly hopping with cyclists. It also has some extra bike storage. [Photo via SPUR]

7. 3982 24th St., Noe Valley

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3982 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

Most of the city's parklets are hosted by cafés, but this one comes from toy store Just for Fun & Scribbledoodles, with help from the Noe Valley Merchants Association. It has a sister parklet just down the street. The parklet hosts kid-friendly events throughout the year, including carolers and holiday performances in December. Installed in December 2010. [Photo via Pavement to Parks]

8. 1755 Polk St., Nob Hill

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San Francisco, CA 94109

The Crepe House provides eight sets of tables and chairs for the space, which otherwise is one of the simpler designs. Initially, planters held small fir trees, but were taken down after drivers complained that the trees blocked their sight. Installed in May 2011. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

9. 3600 16th St., the Castro

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3600 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

This parklet caused a squabble between the city and owner Squat & Gobble Cafe, which isn't allowed to deliver food to customers seated there. Instead, diners must pick up their food from an order cart. The parklet, however, is one of the most fun in the city, with colorful umbrellas and strings of lights. Installed March, 2011. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

10. 914 Valencia St., the Mission

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San Francisco, CA 94110

This one, designed by Kanbayashi Designs and hosted by Freewheel Bike Shop, is one of the simplest: just a bench over some Astroturf. However, it's in an ideal spot along Valencia to sit down and take a rest. It also is one of the only parklets that doesn't feel like it's part of a café or restaurant. Installed in March 2011.

11. 526 Columbus Ave., North Beach

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San Francisco, CA 94133

Another parklet designer by Rebar, this parklet is hosted by Caffe Roma. Rebar helped drive the initial parklet movement in the city and designed four of its early parklets. This one was installed in May 2011. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

12. 3868 24th St., Noe Valley

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3868 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

Designed by Riyad Ghannam of rg-architecture, this parklet is hosted by Martha & Brothers Coffee with the Noe Valley Merchants Association. Its sister parklet is up the street. Installed in December 2010. [Photo via Pavement to Parks]

13. 375 Valencia St., the Mission

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San Francisco, CA 94103

The parklet in front of Fourbarrel Coffee is, unsurprisingly, very design forward, with a hipster flair. Designed by Seth Boor, the parklet features vertical bike storage, hanging greenery, and stools for sipping lattes. Installed in June 2011. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

14. 1234 Polk St., Tendernob

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San Francisco, CA 94109

The parklet in front of Quetzal Cafe is split into two sections and offers ample seating. It's on a busy street but provides a nice respite. Installed in May 2011. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

15. 1132 Valencia St., the Mission

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1132 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

The Crepe House has two parklets in the city. This one is cohosted with Zaytoon Wraps. It's also practically next door the the Freewheel Bike parklet, although its design is quite different. Opened in June 2011. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

16. 1570 Stockton St., North Beach

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San Francisco, CA 94133

The streets of Naples were the inspiration for this parklet hosted by Tony's Coal-Fired Pizza and Slice House, which itself was inspired by a small pizzeria in Naples. The parklet was designed by Rebar to fit Tony's vision. Installed July 2011. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

17. 78 29th St., Noe Valley

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San Francisco, CA 94110

The Chronicle once claimed that the neighborhood surrounding this parklet was basically San Francisco in miniature. It was one of the city's early parklets, installed in July 2011. [Photo via SF Planning]

18. 384 Hayes St., Hayes Valley

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384 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102

This fairly standard parklet in front of Arlequin offers up a place to enjoy a coffee in the middle of Hayes Street. However, we have to admit that we prefer Arlequin's dreamy back patio, especially when the jasmine surrounding it is in bloom. Installed September 2011. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

19. 1315 18th St., Potrero Hill

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San Francisco, CA 94107

After building this parklet at the Potrero Farley's, the owners took the concept to Oakland, where they built the first parklet in the city in front of their Farley's outpost there. The Potrero parklet has staged puppet shows and musical performances. Installed August, 2011. [Photo: SF Planning]

20. 4033 Judah St., Outer Sunset

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San Francisco, CA 94122

The parklet hosted by Trouble Coffee was made completely out of driftwood found on local beaches by the cafe's owners. The parklet was meant to combine land and sea and to be "like a shipwreck that brings people together." It was completed in September 2011. [Photo via Wordpress]

21. 3318 22nd St., the Mission

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San Francisco, CA 94110

The Luna Rienne art gallery parklet was completed in 2011 and is the only parklet to host rotating exhibits of artwork. The current installation, Brian Barneclo’s Misinformation, sports a black and white mural on the exterior and wood-cut designs on the interior. Installed in June, the parklet is open between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily, and there’s portable seating during gallery hours.

22. 1331 9th Ave., Inner Sunset

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1331 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122

This parklet in front of Arizmendi Bakery was designed for free by architect and Inner Sunset resident Jack Verdon, who suggested the Arizmendi location because of the high numbers of people who often stood outside with nowhere to sit. The parklet includes benches and bike parking and was completed in September 2011. [Photo: Verdon Architects]

23. 754 Post St., Tendernob

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754 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94109

Zoë Prillinger of Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects designed this super-stylish parklet in front of Farm:Table. It has steel walls and a cedar center with many geometric angles. Unlike many parklets, this one is intended to provide comfortable seating for only a short time rather than to be an extension of the cafe or to attract people for hours on end. Installed June, 2012.[Photo: SF Planning]

24. 212 Ritch St., SoMa

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San Francisco, CA 94107

The Darwin Cafe parklet designed by Michael Lambert is small and simple with sustainable redwood hand-milled by the cafe's owner. Installed July 2012[Photo: Darwin Cafe, Christopher Burnett]

25. 544 Castro St., Castro

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San Francisco, CA 94114

The Dancing Pig originally played host to this space and when they closed new restaurant Dante's Table took over. However, Castro Street is now being torn up for renovations, so the parklet is closed for the time being. Installed July 2012

26. 990 Valencia St., the Mission

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990 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

Valencia Street is the city's hottest hotbed for parklets. This one, built by parklet specialist rg-architecture, is modular so that it can be easily dismantled if needed. The parklet is hosted by cafe The Blue Fig.Installed August 2012

27. 4754 Mission St., Excelsior

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4754 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94112

Two local nonprofits brought the Excelsior its first parklet back in April 2012. The parklet's colorful design was created by ten high school students from the Out of Site Youth Arts Center and supported by Excelsior Action group. It is hosted by Mama Art Cafe.

28. 2410 California St., Pacific Heights

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San Francisco, CA 94115

Named the Fillmore Stoop, this parklet provides seating for people waiting in the ever-present lines at host Delfina Pizza. It was designed by Jessica Weigley and Kevin Hackett of nearby Siol Design and paid for by Chase Bank.Installed March 2012[Photo: SF Planning]

29. 544 Jones St., Tenderloin

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San Francisco, CA 94102

When Moroccan restaurant and hookah lounge Nile Cafe decided to open for breakfast and lunch, they also installed this parklet. It's a bit barren, with just some decking and a wrought iron fence, and boasts an erotic massage parlor as a next door neighbor. Installed February 2012.

30. 236 Townsend St., SoMa

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San Francisco, CA 94107

One of the most historical parklets in town, the one in front of D'Urso Italian Delicatessen is made of salvaged and donated materials from SoMa's old maritime and rail industries. ArcWood and Timber donated 14ft long Douglas Fir timbers salvaged from the old Ogden Meatpacking building, located directly behind the site.Installed September 2012[Photo via Swinerton Builders]

31. 4001 Judah St., Outer Sunset

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4001 Judah St
San Francisco, CA 94122

The parklet outside beloved restaurant Outerlands was made using reclaimed wood and local plants and funded via Kickstarter. Its simple design fits with Outerlands' beachy vibe. Installed August 2012 [Photo: Pieced Goods]

32. 1530 Haight St., Upper Haight

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San Francisco, CA 94117

Unlike a nearby parklet that was removed because of poor upkeep, this one in front of Haight Street Market is thriving. It has, however faced troubles when a car drove directly into it last year. Installed September 2012[Photo: The Accessible City Files]

33. 3434 Balboa St., The Richmond

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San Francisco, CA 94121

The parklet outside of Simple Pleasures cafe is one of the newest in town, having been completed in March 2014. It was also one of the most expensive, at $26,000 to construct, largely because it was the first in the city to be built on a 1.5 degree incline.

34. 200 Clement St., Inner Richmond

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San Francisco, CA 94118

The parklet hosted by coffee shop Cumaica was the Richmond's first. Before the parklet was built, residents took over its future location for the day to show how it could be used as public space. Several local businesses chipped in for construction costs. Installed: August, 2013

35. 1730 Yosemite Ave., Bayview

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1730 Yosemite Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124

The Bayview's first parklet, completed in early 2014, sits in front of the neighborhood's Trouble Coffee, whose other outpost in the Sunset also has a parklet. The Bayview version features vertical bike parking that allows cyclists to hang their bikes off of the parklet.

36. 903 Cortland Ave., Bernal Heights

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903 Cortland Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110

Wooden decking forms the basis for Bernal's first parklet, which has seating for 25 people. It sits on Bernal's busiest thoroughfare, although 903, the restaurant it was originally built to sit in front of, has now closed. Installed August, 2013

37. 1398 Haight St., The Haight

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San Francisco, CA 94117

Ben Fromgen of b cooperative designed this metal and wood parklet hosted by Magnolia Gastropub. Benches and tables look permanent but can be stored away at nighttime. Installed October, 2013

38. 736 Divisadero St., NoPa

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San Francisco, CA 94117

The Mill had to lobby hard to get a parklet outside of its Divisadero coffeehouse and bakery, but the end result is worth it. Architect Roman Hunt, who designed the Mill as well as its sister cafe Fourbarrel, is responsible for the look of the space. Installed March, 2014[Photo: Hoodline]

39. 201 Octavia St., Hayes Valley

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201 Octavia Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Mercury Cafe took two years to design and raise money for the parklet in front of their restaurant, but it was finally installed in March 2014. The spot seats 12-14 people. [Photo via Mercury Cafe]

40. 371 11th St., SoMa

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San Francisco, CA 94103

DNA Lounge may have been a surprising choice for a parklet location, but this SoMa club's space opened in October 2013. The barrier edge of the parklet, designed by Studio Anomalous, is a sculpture intended to impart a feeling of movement to pedestrians, drivers or cyclists. [Photo via Studio Anomalous]

41. 1122 Folsom St., SoMa

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San Francisco, CA 94103

The Brainwash Cafe parklet is really just a few tables and chairs on some extended sidewalk. However, it was part of Pop-Up: The Parklets, a music festival that brought performers to parklets all over the city back in Summer 2013. Installed: Early 2013

42. 990 Polk St., Tenderloin

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San Francisco, CA 94109

Jebena Cafe and Tea hosts this Tenderloin Parklet, which is simple yet appealing with bright umbrellas, wood and stools. Installed April 2012. [Photo: SF Planning]

43. 2198 Filbert St., The Marina

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San Francisco, CA 94123

The coolest parklet in San Francisco was also its most controversial. Made of an old Citroen van found on a farm in France and placed in front of Rapha Cycle Club, this place is seriously amazing. However, neighbors were divided and it was installed outside of the city's official planning process. Ultimately it was given a seal of approval and will remain.Installed December, 2012

44. 2821 California St., Pacific Heights

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San Francisco, CA 94115

B. Patisserie installed a parklet in front of its California Street café at the end of 2014. There's café seating and a rather fetching geometric railing on the street side. [Photo via B. Patisserie on Instagram]

45. 2001 Polk St., Nob Hill

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San Francisco, CA 94109

It took two years to get through SF's permitting process, but Cheese Plus' beautiful new parklet is now open for business. Designed by Ron Stanford and Doug Cain of the PadhamCain Design Group, the palm-topped parklet brings a touch of the Côte d'Azur to Polk Street. [Image via the Examiner]

46. 354 11th St, SoMa

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San Francisco, CA 94103

With its distinctive white picket fence, Kalin Cannady's design for Butter's parklet adds suburban je-ne-sais-quoi to gritty 11th Street. The space also features plenty of wooden tables and even some greenery. [Image via StreetView]

47. 533 Jones St, Tenderloin

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San Francisco, CA 94102

The small parklet outside Karachi Classics isn't supremely architecturally interesting, but it's a nice spot to sit down, people watch, or chow down on some pakistani take-out. [Image via StreetView]

48. 200 Columbus Ave., North Beach

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200 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133

Designed by Cameron Helland of Sagan Piechota Architecture, this parklet extends Reveille Coffee's clean-lined modern feel out to the sidewalk on Kearny Street. [Photo by Samuel Heller]

49. 732 22nd St., DogPatch

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732 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Located just beneath a lush palm tree, the parklet at Just for You Café is the perfect spot to sip a coffee and take in some sun. The space was designed by Chris Whitney.[Photo via Just for You Café]

50. 1901 Ocean Ave., Ocean View

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1901 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94127

This is SF's first mobile parklet, and was designed by Craig Hollow and group of high-school students through the Youth Art Exchange (YAX) program. What the parklet lacks in size it makes up for with its funky color scheme and lovely assortment of native plants. [Photo via Youth Art Exchange]

51. 3930 Judah St, Outer Sunset

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San Francisco, CA 94122

This wood-clad parklet, hosted by Other Avenues Food Store and Sea Breeze Café includes built-in seating, tables, and native plants. The design, by Interstice Architects, also features a dog watering area as well as a bicycle rack and pump station for cyclists. [Photo via Interstice Architects]

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1. 3876 Noriega St., Outer Sunset

3876 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122

Installed in December of 2011, this parklet was designed by Matarozzi Pelsinger Design + Build for Devil's Teeth Baking Company. The project description tells us that the site "is subdivided into two separate spaces to help accommodate different kinds of user groups." The parklet was designed pro-bono and constructed at cost. The foliage was planted by neighbors and all the plants in the succulent garden were donated by neighbors and bakery patrons. [Photo: Wells Campbell]

3876 Noriega St
San Francisco, CA 94122

2. 423 Columbus Ave., North Beach

423 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

This parklet hosted by Caffe Greco was one of the first in the city and built excitement around the idea of European-style cafe culture extending into the streets. Wells Fargo Foundation and Illy Coffee paid for the installation, which was done with sustainable materials such as bamboo. Installed in October 2010. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

423 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

3. 937 Valencia St., the Mission

937 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

This is San Francisco's only residential parklet and is hosted by private resident Amandeep Jawa. It is known as Deepistan National Parklet and its most famous resident is a hedge succulent sculpture of a triceratops. Designed by Shift Design Studio, the minipark has hosted everything from Shakespeare in the Parklet to election viewing parties to the owner's wedding. Installed June 2011. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

937 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

4. 1300 Fulton St., the Panhandle

1300 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117

This parklet, hosted by Cafe Abir, is made of concrete and bamboo. It was one of the early ones in the city, installed June, 2011, but is somewhat underutilized. [Photo via SF Planning]

1300 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117

5. 3248 22nd St., the Mission

3248 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110

This parklet is hosted by Revolution Cafe and Escape from NY Pizza. Lolo also used to be a partner before its move to Valencia. Rebar Group designed and built the space, which has bamboo benches and a table with red accents. Installed in April 2010. [Photo via Pavement to Parks]

3248 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110

6. 639 Divisadero St., the Panhandle

639 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

This was San Francisco's first official parklet ever, installed in March of 2010. Because it is hosted by Mojo Bicycle Cafe, the space is constantly hopping with cyclists. It also has some extra bike storage. [Photo via SPUR]

639 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117

7. 3982 24th St., Noe Valley

3982 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

Most of the city's parklets are hosted by cafés, but this one comes from toy store Just for Fun & Scribbledoodles, with help from the Noe Valley Merchants Association. It has a sister parklet just down the street. The parklet hosts kid-friendly events throughout the year, including carolers and holiday performances in December. Installed in December 2010. [Photo via Pavement to Parks]

3982 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

8. 1755 Polk St., Nob Hill

1755 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

The Crepe House provides eight sets of tables and chairs for the space, which otherwise is one of the simpler designs. Initially, planters held small fir trees, but were taken down after drivers complained that the trees blocked their sight. Installed in May 2011. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

1755 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

9. 3600 16th St., the Castro

3600 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

This parklet caused a squabble between the city and owner Squat & Gobble Cafe, which isn't allowed to deliver food to customers seated there. Instead, diners must pick up their food from an order cart. The parklet, however, is one of the most fun in the city, with colorful umbrellas and strings of lights. Installed March, 2011. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

3600 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

10. 914 Valencia St., the Mission

914 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

This one, designed by Kanbayashi Designs and hosted by Freewheel Bike Shop, is one of the simplest: just a bench over some Astroturf. However, it's in an ideal spot along Valencia to sit down and take a rest. It also is one of the only parklets that doesn't feel like it's part of a café or restaurant. Installed in March 2011.

914 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

11. 526 Columbus Ave., North Beach

526 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

Another parklet designer by Rebar, this parklet is hosted by Caffe Roma. Rebar helped drive the initial parklet movement in the city and designed four of its early parklets. This one was installed in May 2011. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

526 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

12. 3868 24th St., Noe Valley

3868 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

Designed by Riyad Ghannam of rg-architecture, this parklet is hosted by Martha & Brothers Coffee with the Noe Valley Merchants Association. Its sister parklet is up the street. Installed in December 2010. [Photo via Pavement to Parks]

3868 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

13. 375 Valencia St., the Mission

375 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

The parklet in front of Fourbarrel Coffee is, unsurprisingly, very design forward, with a hipster flair. Designed by Seth Boor, the parklet features vertical bike storage, hanging greenery, and stools for sipping lattes. Installed in June 2011. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

375 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103

14. 1234 Polk St., Tendernob

1234 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

The parklet in front of Quetzal Cafe is split into two sections and offers ample seating. It's on a busy street but provides a nice respite. Installed in May 2011. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

1234 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

15. 1132 Valencia St., the Mission

1132 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

The Crepe House has two parklets in the city. This one is cohosted with Zaytoon Wraps. It's also practically next door the the Freewheel Bike parklet, although its design is quite different. Opened in June 2011. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

1132 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

16. 1570 Stockton St., North Beach

1570 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133

The streets of Naples were the inspiration for this parklet hosted by Tony's Coal-Fired Pizza and Slice House, which itself was inspired by a small pizzeria in Naples. The parklet was designed by Rebar to fit Tony's vision. Installed July 2011. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

1570 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94133

17. 78 29th St., Noe Valley

78 29th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

The Chronicle once claimed that the neighborhood surrounding this parklet was basically San Francisco in miniature. It was one of the city's early parklets, installed in July 2011. [Photo via SF Planning]

78 29th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

18. 384 Hayes St., Hayes Valley

384 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102

This fairly standard parklet in front of Arlequin offers up a place to enjoy a coffee in the middle of Hayes Street. However, we have to admit that we prefer Arlequin's dreamy back patio, especially when the jasmine surrounding it is in bloom. Installed September 2011. [Photo by Dylan Pilaar]

384 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102

19. 1315 18th St., Potrero Hill

1315 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

After building this parklet at the Potrero Farley's, the owners took the concept to Oakland, where they built the first parklet in the city in front of their Farley's outpost there. The Potrero parklet has staged puppet shows and musical performances. Installed August, 2011. [Photo: SF Planning]

1315 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94107

20. 4033 Judah St., Outer Sunset

4033 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122

The parklet hosted by Trouble Coffee was made completely out of driftwood found on local beaches by the cafe's owners. The parklet was meant to combine land and sea and to be "like a shipwreck that brings people together." It was completed in September 2011. [Photo via Wordpress]

4033 Judah St
San Francisco, CA 94122

21. 3318 22nd St., the Mission

3318 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110

The Luna Rienne art gallery parklet was completed in 2011 and is the only parklet to host rotating exhibits of artwork. The current installation, Brian Barneclo’s Misinformation, sports a black and white mural on the exterior and wood-cut designs on the interior. Installed in June, the parklet is open between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily, and there’s portable seating during gallery hours.

3318 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110

22. 1331 9th Ave., Inner Sunset

1331 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

This parklet in front of Arizmendi Bakery was designed for free by architect and Inner Sunset resident Jack Verdon, who suggested the Arizmendi location because of the high numbers of people who often stood outside with nowhere to sit. The parklet includes benches and bike parking and was completed in September 2011. [Photo: Verdon Architects]

1331 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122

23. 754 Post St., Tendernob

754 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Zoë Prillinger of Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects designed this super-stylish parklet in front of Farm:Table. It has steel walls and a cedar center with many geometric angles. Unlike many parklets, this one is intended to provide comfortable seating for only a short time rather than to be an extension of the cafe or to attract people for hours on end. Installed June, 2012.[Photo: SF Planning]

754 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94109

24. 212 Ritch St., SoMa

212 Ritch St, San Francisco, CA 94107

The Darwin Cafe parklet designed by Michael Lambert is small and simple with sustainable redwood hand-milled by the cafe's owner. Installed July 2012[Photo: Darwin Cafe, Christopher Burnett]

212 Ritch St
San Francisco, CA 94107

25. 544 Castro St., Castro

544 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114

The Dancing Pig originally played host to this space and when they closed new restaurant Dante's Table took over. However, Castro Street is now being torn up for renovations, so the parklet is closed for the time being. Installed July 2012

544 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114

26. 990 Valencia St., the Mission

990 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Valencia Street is the city's hottest hotbed for parklets. This one, built by parklet specialist rg-architecture, is modular so that it can be easily dismantled if needed. The parklet is hosted by cafe The Blue Fig.Installed August 2012

990 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

27. 4754 Mission St., Excelsior

4754 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112

Two local nonprofits brought the Excelsior its first parklet back in April 2012. The parklet's colorful design was created by ten high school students from the Out of Site Youth Arts Center and supported by Excelsior Action group. It is hosted by Mama Art Cafe.

4754 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94112

28. 2410 California St., Pacific Heights

2410 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Named the Fillmore Stoop, this parklet provides seating for people waiting in the ever-present lines at host Delfina Pizza. It was designed by Jessica Weigley and Kevin Hackett of nearby Siol Design and paid for by Chase Bank.Installed March 2012[Photo: SF Planning]

2410 California St
San Francisco, CA 94115

29. 544 Jones St., Tenderloin

544 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102

When Moroccan restaurant and hookah lounge Nile Cafe decided to open for breakfast and lunch, they also installed this parklet. It's a bit barren, with just some decking and a wrought iron fence, and boasts an erotic massage parlor as a next door neighbor. Installed February 2012.

544 Jones St
San Francisco, CA 94102

30. 236 Townsend St., SoMa

236 San Francisco Bicycle Route 36, San Francisco, CA 94107

One of the most historical parklets in town, the one in front of D'Urso Italian Delicatessen is made of salvaged and donated materials from SoMa's old maritime and rail industries. ArcWood and Timber donated 14ft long Douglas Fir timbers salvaged from the old Ogden Meatpacking building, located directly behind the site.Installed September 2012[Photo via Swinerton Builders]

236 San Francisco Bicycle Route 36
San Francisco, CA 94107

31. 4001 Judah St., Outer Sunset

4001 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122

The parklet outside beloved restaurant Outerlands was made using reclaimed wood and local plants and funded via Kickstarter. Its simple design fits with Outerlands' beachy vibe. Installed August 2012 [Photo: Pieced Goods]

4001 Judah St
San Francisco, CA 94122

32. 1530 Haight St., Upper Haight

1530 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Unlike a nearby parklet that was removed because of poor upkeep, this one in front of Haight Street Market is thriving. It has, however faced troubles when a car drove directly into it last year. Installed September 2012[Photo: The Accessible City Files]

1530 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

33. 3434 Balboa St., The Richmond

3434 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94121

The parklet outside of Simple Pleasures cafe is one of the newest in town, having been completed in March 2014. It was also one of the most expensive, at $26,000 to construct, largely because it was the first in the city to be built on a 1.5 degree incline.

3434 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94121

34. 200 Clement St., Inner Richmond

200 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

The parklet hosted by coffee shop Cumaica was the Richmond's first. Before the parklet was built, residents took over its future location for the day to show how it could be used as public space. Several local businesses chipped in for construction costs. Installed: August, 2013

200 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

35. 1730 Yosemite Ave., Bayview

1730 Yosemite Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124

The Bayview's first parklet, completed in early 2014, sits in front of the neighborhood's Trouble Coffee, whose other outpost in the Sunset also has a parklet. The Bayview version features vertical bike parking that allows cyclists to hang their bikes off of the parklet.

1730 Yosemite Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124

36. 903 Cortland Ave., Bernal Heights

903 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110

Wooden decking forms the basis for Bernal's first parklet, which has seating for 25 people. It sits on Bernal's busiest thoroughfare, although 903, the restaurant it was originally built to sit in front of, has now closed. Installed August, 2013

903 Cortland Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110

37. 1398 Haight St., The Haight

1398 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

Ben Fromgen of b cooperative designed this metal and wood parklet hosted by Magnolia Gastropub. Benches and tables look permanent but can be stored away at nighttime. Installed October, 2013

1398 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

38. 736 Divisadero St., NoPa

736 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

The Mill had to lobby hard to get a parklet outside of its Divisadero coffeehouse and bakery, but the end result is worth it. Architect Roman Hunt, who designed the Mill as well as its sister cafe Fourbarrel, is responsible for the look of the space. Installed March, 2014[Photo: Hoodline]

736 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

39. 201 Octavia St., Hayes Valley

201 Octavia Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Mercury Cafe took two years to design and raise money for the parklet in front of their restaurant, but it was finally installed in March 2014. The spot seats 12-14 people. [Photo via Mercury Cafe]

201 Octavia Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

40. 371 11th St., SoMa

371 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

DNA Lounge may have been a surprising choice for a parklet location, but this SoMa club's space opened in October 2013. The barrier edge of the parklet, designed by Studio Anomalous, is a sculpture intended to impart a feeling of movement to pedestrians, drivers or cyclists. [Photo via Studio Anomalous]

371 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

41. 1122 Folsom St., SoMa

1122 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

The Brainwash Cafe parklet is really just a few tables and chairs on some extended sidewalk. However, it was part of Pop-Up: The Parklets, a music festival that brought performers to parklets all over the city back in Summer 2013. Installed: Early 2013

1122 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

42. 990 Polk St., Tenderloin

990 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Jebena Cafe and Tea hosts this Tenderloin Parklet, which is simple yet appealing with bright umbrellas, wood and stools. Installed April 2012. [Photo: SF Planning]

990 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

43. 2198 Filbert St., The Marina

2198 Filbert Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

The coolest parklet in San Francisco was also its most controversial. Made of an old Citroen van found on a farm in France and placed in front of Rapha Cycle Club, this place is seriously amazing. However, neighbors were divided and it was installed outside of the city's official planning process. Ultimately it was given a seal of approval and will remain.Installed December, 2012

2198 Filbert Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

44. 2821 California St., Pacific Heights

2821 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

B. Patisserie installed a parklet in front of its California Street café at the end of 2014. There's café seating and a rather fetching geometric railing on the street side. [Photo via B. Patisserie on Instagram]

2821 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

45. 2001 Polk St., Nob Hill

2001 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

It took two years to get through SF's permitting process, but Cheese Plus' beautiful new parklet is now open for business. Designed by Ron Stanford and Doug Cain of the PadhamCain Design Group, the palm-topped parklet brings a touch of the Côte d'Azur to Polk Street. [Image via the Examiner]

2001 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

46. 354 11th St, SoMa

354 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

With its distinctive white picket fence, Kalin Cannady's design for Butter's parklet adds suburban je-ne-sais-quoi to gritty 11th Street. The space also features plenty of wooden tables and even some greenery. [Image via StreetView]

354 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

47. 533 Jones St, Tenderloin

533 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

The small parklet outside Karachi Classics isn't supremely architecturally interesting, but it's a nice spot to sit down, people watch, or chow down on some pakistani take-out. [Image via StreetView]

533 Jones Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

48. 200 Columbus Ave., North Beach

200 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

Designed by Cameron Helland of Sagan Piechota Architecture, this parklet extends Reveille Coffee's clean-lined modern feel out to the sidewalk on Kearny Street. [Photo by Samuel Heller]

200 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133

49. 732 22nd St., DogPatch

732 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Located just beneath a lush palm tree, the parklet at Just for You Café is the perfect spot to sip a coffee and take in some sun. The space was designed by Chris Whitney.[Photo via Just for You Café]

732 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

50. 1901 Ocean Ave., Ocean View

1901 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127

This is SF's first mobile parklet, and was designed by Craig Hollow and group of high-school students through the Youth Art Exchange (YAX) program. What the parklet lacks in size it makes up for with its funky color scheme and lovely assortment of native plants. [Photo via Youth Art Exchange]

1901 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94127

51. 3930 Judah St, Outer Sunset

3930 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122

This wood-clad parklet, hosted by Other Avenues Food Store and Sea Breeze Café includes built-in seating, tables, and native plants. The design, by Interstice Architects, also features a dog watering area as well as a bicycle rack and pump station for cyclists. [Photo via Interstice Architects]

3930 Judah St
San Francisco, CA 94122