Parklets are tiny, temporary public spaces, designed to fit in a single street parking spot. This is the first year of our parklet initiative where local youth groups are study public space, community engagement and basic construction. Youth are asked "what public space would you like to see in Brattleboro?" Then youth are 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 conversation about public space. Our hope is that the youth voice will be stronger in our town planning process, so we can make the future Brattleboro they want to return to. If you are interested in having your school or youth group be 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.