What is a PARKLET?
The Sebastopol Parklets are sponsored by the Sebastopol CORE project, a group of citizens with the goal to make Sebastopol a better place to live, work, and visit. The CORE project also sponsored an urban planning study and an international competition to analyze and propose new ideas to improve Sebastopol. Its work has informed the new General Plan. But there is more work to do …
Parklets are designed to provide a public place for passersby to relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the city around them. A parklet is a sidewalk extension that provides more space and amenities for people using the street. Parklets typically extend out from the sidewalk at the level of the sidewalk to the width of the adjacent parking space.
Started in San Francisco in 2005 as a rebel art and urban planning project, Parklets thrive today as city approved installations in SF and cities around the world.
Reimagine the potential of city streets
Enhance pedestrian safety & activities
Foster neighborhood interaction
Support local businesses
Encourage non-motorized transportation