Pavement to Parks San Francisco

22nd Street Parklet

Location: 22nd Street between Bartlett and Mission.

Opened: October, 2010 - August 2013

Community Partners:

San Francisco Great Streets Project, Revolution Cafe, Escape From New York Pizza, Lolo Restaurant, and many hard working volunteers.

This project would not have been successful without the tireless support of the Great Streets Project and Rebar Group.

Design Details:

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 (in certain locations) all come together to provide a welcoming new public space.

The 22nd Street Parklet has benches, an integrated resting table, bike parking and landscaping at this, the City’s second Parklet project. 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 rendering

22nd Street Parklet rendering
Images above courtesy of Rebar Group.


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 Café, Escape From New York, and Loló

In addition, a variety of partners have provided their products for free or at reduced cost. These partners include:


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


Photos below courtesy of Rebar Group

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