Parklets are tiny, temporary public spaces, designed to fit in a single street parking spot. This is the second year of our parklet initiative where local youth groups are studying public space, community engagement and basic construction. Youth are asked "what public space would you like to see in Brattleboro?" and then invited to design and install a miniature version of this public space. The third part of this process is public engagement as youth invite fest goers into their parklets and into conversations about public space. Our hope is that the youth voice will contribute to the town planning process, so we can create the Brattleboro they want to return to. If you are interested in having your school or youth group get involved in the parklet initiative for next year, please contact us.
This year we will have designs by youth groups and some by adults installed along Flat Street and ready for your participation! These mini-parks are free and open to all.
Design and build a Parklet with your friends
The following are resources to get your group started on a Parklet design. After you look through some of the following links and are inspired to build one on Flat Street for the Fest June23rd, reach out to us through our Get Involved page.
- How to Create a Parklet (AARP Living Communities)
- Pavement to Parks, San Francisco
- The San Francisco Parklet Manual
- Parklet Design Guidelines for Richmond,VA
- Just Google "Parklet Designs" and get lots of ideas.
- Also, this search on YouTube will bring up students discussing their Parklet designs
- This list is just the tip of the iceberg!