Even More Parklets This Summer in Minneapolis
To make it easier for people to stop, relax and enjoy Minneapolis, the City has expanded its parklet program this summer, installing five parklets in different parts of the city.
The parklets are built in the street right next to the curb. In an area of about two parking spaces, the parklets have a deck, planters, chairs and tables for anyone to use. All of the parklets in the program are located in commercial corridors, and each one has a host business nearby to maintain it on a day-to-day basis.
The locations of the five parklets are:
- W 29th Street at Lyndale Ave S, hosted by Lime
- 3255 Bryant Ave S, hosted by Canteen & CARAG
- 2007 Emerson Ave N, hosted by Juxtaposition Arts
- 2422 Central Ave NE, hosted by Sen Yai Sen Lek
- 3016 Bloomington Ave S, hosted by Mercado Central
Parklets enhance neighborhoods and make them better places for residents and visitors to spend time. They also encourage walking and biking, and help draw people to shops and restaurants in our communities. The five parklets in the program will be removed from the streets at the end of October.
The goal of the parklet program is to make the City more livable, walkable, and beautiful through public and private partnerships. Three parklets in the program are City-owned and two more parklets have been purchased, funded and will be maintained by local businesses and community organizations. The City will begin accepting 2016 parklet season applications this fall.