Happy 5th Anniversary, Parkleteers!
The spring of 2015 marked the fifth anniversary of the Parklet Program in San Francisco. In celebration of this milestone, Pavement to Parks released a new Parklet Manual and Video Series. Watch the Parklet Community Video by clicking here!
The first parklets were installed throughout 2010. These five pilot projects were situated in four neighborhoods of San Francisco. Click on the links below for profiles on those first five precedents. Every year since 2010, more parklets have appeared around the City under the sponsorship of nonprofits, small businesses, neighborhood groups, and others. Each generation of paklets helps us understand how to better increase open space where our neighborhoods need it most.
San Francisco Parklet Manual
Parklet Manual v.2
The San Francisco Parklet Manual is a comprehensive overview of the goals, policies, process, procedures and guidelines for creating a parklet in San Francisco. The Manual also serves as a resource for those outside of San Francisco working to establish parklet programs in their own cities.
Applicants and designers in San Francisco are strongly encouraged to refer to the Parklet Manual in its entirety when they are first thinking about proposing a parklet, and to refer to it often throughout the process.
Download the Parklet Manual v.2 [ PDF 27 MB ]
The Parklet-O-Matic is a process diagram from the Parklet Manual that outlines the step-by-step process of implementing a parklet in San Francisco. Available here as a separate poster-sized download.
Download the Parklet-O-Matic Infographic [ PDF 1 MB ]
This Department of Public Works Director’s Order establishes guidelines for the approval and installation of parklets (“Temporary Sidewalk Extensions”) for use by the general public, “providing an economical solution to the desire and need for wider sidewalks… where existing narrow sidewalks would preclude such occupancy.”