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Los Angeles’ First Parklet Opens on York Boulevard in Highland Park

Posted By Mark Boyer On February 7, 2013 @ 11:00 am In Art,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Los Angeles | 1 Comment

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The new parklet measures 20 feet long by about 6 feet wide, according to The Eastsider [2], and it cost about $30,000 to assemble. The mini park features redwood decking, some planters that are filled with succulents and other drought-resistant plants, and seating. The entire structure is bolted into the curb.

Glass artist and owner of the Glass Studio [3] Cathi Milligan is the creative force behind the glass mosaic work that is featured prominently on the new parklet. Colorful glass tiles cover the exterior of the structure, as well as the serpentine bench and the stool seating in the middle. Some of the mosaic tiles reference the movie “Reservoir Dogs,” which was filmed in Highland Park, reports The Eastsider, while others reference neighborhood businesses.

via Curbed LA [4] and The Eastsider [2]

all photos by Flickr user waltarrrrr [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/las-first-parklet-opens-on-york-boulevard-in-highland-park/york-street-parklet-1/

[2] according to The Eastsider: http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2013/02/york-boulevard-parklet-takes-shape/

[3] Glass Studio: http://theglassstudio.net/

[4] Curbed LA: http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/02/las_first_parking_space_park_opens_with_reservoir_dogs_imagery.php

[5] waltarrrrr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/waltarrrrr/

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