International Park(ing) Day (September 21) is long over, with impromptu mini-parks set up all over the Bay Area in parking spots.
But the city of Oakland, which opened its first permanent parklet that day in front of Arizmendi on Grand Avenue, has its sights on more in time for next year. A new parklet pilot program started last year and the city has handed out permits to two other locations, while three more are currently going through the permitting process.
It’s all part of the city’s program to green its streets. Imagine Oakland looking like this (below) in more places. Photos by Paul Epstein.
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