Gallery: San Francisco’s Parklets Transform Parking Spaces Into Urban O...

One of the unique facets of San Francisco’s collection of parklets is the wide range of materials and functions each space encompasses. While some parklets are focused on the needs of the community at large – large bicycle racks, and outdoor space for eating and drinking – others bring a much-needed touch of greenery to barren corners or simply add visual interest to the neighborhood. With materials ranging from galvanized steel and planters to reclaimed wood and succulent topiaries, a variety of designers, architects, and landscapers have collaborated with business owners to create unique public spaces that display their talents to passersby.

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  1. amhsmc July 6, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Every time I go to San Francisco I often find myself in the market street area and further North. I always see little parklets, but the seating often looks so uncomfortable and the surroundings are so hectic that I’ve personally never stopped walking and have never seen anyone use the space either. Open space should be more than just aesthetic improvements, it should have a functional aspect as well. I think because these parklets need to be supported by the nearby business, they are inappropriately placed for maximum effect.

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