Powell Street Promenade is one of the most recognizable parklets in San Francisco. However, it’s got a lot to offer. As a matter of fact, it has eight sections spread throughout 2 blocks of the entire Powell Street. That only means that people who have tired themselves out waiting for their wives and kids to go shopping can now have a spot to rest at. However, at night, this becomes a resting spot for the homeless
Parklets aren’t just getting bigger in the US. In fact, this one’s in London, England. Created by WMB Studio, this one has a rather quirky look to it. What seems like a row of several thin cuts of wood combine to create a stretch of a resting spot which looks pretty snazzy.
Located near Ashbury Street, this 2 year old parklet creates a rather refreshing landscape. It is installed right in front of the Upper Haight Street deli and grocery store. It doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb, rather blending in well with the surroundings, as if it was intentionally designed to be part of the entire block. That alone makes it worth hanging out at.
As we said, the US isn’t the only country that’s looking to implement the parklet design. As a matter of fact, even Brazil has its very own version. Found in Sao Paolo, this designs looks pretty simple, and the addition of a few plants certainly adds to its garden-like appearance. Considering the latter aspect, you know it’s bound to give you positive energy after just hanging out.
This Matarozzi Pelsinger Design + Build is also another example of ingenuity. The parklet is simply a long stretch of a wooden bench that zigzags in a specific structure and pattern. While it may look rather off at certain angles, that’s part of its charm. It’s located in San Francisco, so you’ll be sure to pass it by and want to just chill out for a little while.
Found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this parklet has a rather off-the-wall approach. It almost seems like an unfinished section of a home’s interiors, serving as some sort of a gateway from the sidewalks to the open road. Nonetheless, designs like these are always welcome to break up the monotony of certain environments. It was created and designed by Logan CDC.