Park(ing) Day to Parklet in 6 Steps

Six simple steps to turn a one-day parking space reinvention into a parklet.

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1 Connect with a supportive nearby business or other organizations to plan a parklet installation on Park(ing) Day, the third Friday of September.

2 Demonstrate the potential that an accessible and interactive parklet holds. Take photos, collect testimonials, and use social media to broadcast them.

3 Use the momentum of your parklet’s success to coordinate a meeting between city staff and the supportive business to discuss a temporary pilot installation.

4 Employ relentless optimism and homemade cookies until the city agrees to the idea.

5 Fund the project through businesses, grants, crowdfunding, etc.

6 Have a party in your new parklet!

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