The 2023 Parklet and Street Café season is here! These programs aim to activate community corridors with fun public spaces that make neighborhoods more vibrant and support local businesses. If you are interested in creating unique public gathering spaces in your neighborhood, now is the time to apply!
The deadline to apply to host a City-owned parklet is May 7. All other applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Ways to participate:
Neighborhood organizations, street-level businesses, nonprofits, community organizations, and Special Services Districts are all invited to apply.
- City owned parklets – The City is looking for three community partners to host our City-owned parklets for the 2023 season. The City-owned parklets include all the necessary structures, plantings, chairs, tables, patio umbrellas, and public parklet signage. Hosts are responsible for day-to-day maintenance, such as watering plants, picking up trash, and reporting any issues. City-owned parklet hosts are selected through a competitive application process.
- Community parklets – Businesses and organizations can apply to create their own public parklet space. The design and installation of community parklets is the responsibility of the applicant.
- Street Cafes – Street level businesses looking to expand their outdoor seating can apply for a street café. This space functions as an extension of your business where you can seat and serve your customers.
What’s new for the 2023 season?
These programs have been updated to include a street-level parklet and street café option, which means that sidewalk level platforms are no longer required as long as your location allows for it. This option is to help lower the cost for folks that are interested participating.
The City has also lowered meter hooding fees for street cafes in efforts to make the program more accessible to businesses located within metered parking areas. Meter hooding fees are waived for all parklets.
Ready to take the first step in creating an exciting public space in your community? Find more information about the parklet and street café programs and application process on the City’s website or by contacting . Don’t miss this opportunity to make your neighborhood more engaging and vibrant!