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22nd Street Parklet

22nd Street Parklet / Image by REBAR Group
Location: 22nd Street between Bartlett and Mission, San Francisco, CA 94110  show map
Installed: October 2010 – August 2013
Designed by: Rebar
Hosted by: Revolution Cafe, Escape From New York Pizza, Loló Restaurant



A Parklet is a new type of Pavement to Parks Project. Instead of reclaiming a piece of underutilized roadway at an intersection, Parklets repurpose two to three parking stalls along a block as a space for people to relax, drink a cup of coffee, and enjoy the city around them. Parklets do this by building out a platform into the parking lane so that the grade of the sidewalk gets carried out into the parking lane. On the platform, benches, planters, landscaping, bike parking, and café tables and chairs all come together to provide a welcoming new public space.

The 22nd Street Parklet was installed from October 2010 to August 2013 and was the City’s second pilot Parklet project.


The 22nd Street Parklet went through two phases of design.

Phase I:

The first iteration included benches, an integrated resting table, bike parking and landscaping. Bamboo used for the surface decking is an environmentally friendly renewable resource and all landscaping used are low-water species. The three businesses fronting the new Parklet have agreed to provide daily maintenance, although all seating and bike parking is free and open to the public.

See below for an early rendering of the Parklet during design development.

22nd Street Parklet (Early rendering). Image by Rebar Group.

Above images courtesy of Rebar.

22nd Street Parklet (Sections). Image by Rebar Group.

Above images courtesy of Rebar.

Phase II:

The second iteration included movable tables and chairs, countertop, and landscaping.



The cost of the 22nd Street Parklet was paid for entirely through donations by San Francisco resident Mr. Jonathan Weiner and the three businesses fronting this Parklet: Revolution Cafe, Escape From New York Pizza, Loló Restaurant.

Rebar designed and built this Parklet free of charge to the City with the help of many volunteers.

Material Donors:
Decking system: CALI BAMBOO



Community Partners: San Francisco Great Streets Project, Revolution Cafe, Escape From New York Pizza, Loló Restaurant, and many hard working volunteers. This project would not have been successful without the tireless support of the San Francisco Great Streets Project and Rebar.





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