Pavement to Parks San Francisco
Celebrating 5 Years of Parklets in San Francisco


Happy 5th Anniversary, Parkleteers!

This spring marks the fifth anniversary of the Parklet Program in San Francisco. In celebration of this milestone, Pavement to Parks is happy to announce the release of a new Parklet Manual and Request for Proposals.


Monday, April 13th through Friday, May 29th 2015: Proposal Submittals Accepted

Wednesday, April 15th: Parklet Open House & Info Session, SF LGBT Center, 6:00 - 7:30 pm [click here to RSVP]

Thursday, April 16th: Parklet Open House & Info Session, SF LGBT Center, 12:00 - 1:30 pm [click here to RSVP]

Friday, June 26th: Proposal Selections Announced


Parklet Open House & Information Sessions

The San Francisco Parklet Manual

Interested in sponsoring or designing a Parklet? Please attend one of the Parklet Open House & Information Sessions to learn more from City staff, parklet designers, and current parklet sponsors.

Open House sessions will take place at the SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street at Octavia.

Wednesday, April 15th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm or

Thursday, April 16th, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

click here to RSVP for one of the Open House & Information Sessions



Request for Proposal Announcement & Proposal Submittal Package

The San Francisco Parklet Manual

The City will accept Parklet Proposals during a six-week Proposal period in Spring 2015. All proposal materials must be submitted digitally online, via webform. A link to the proposal submittal webform will be made available on this page between Monday, April 13th and Friday, May 29th 2015. Please make sure to gather all proposal materials before initiating the digital submittal process online. Propoal materials can only be submitted online in a single session; afterwards, applications cannot be modified or edited. Please do not transmit materials via email - emailed materials will not be considered.


Download: Request for Proposal Announcement and Proposal Proposal Package [PDF 1 MB]


Parklet Manual v.2

The San Francisco Parklet Manual

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: San Francisco Parklet Manual [Version 2.2 PDF 31 MB]


The Parklet-O-MaticDownload: Parklet-O-Matic Infographic [version 2.0 PDF 3MB]


Policy Framework

DPW Director's Order 183,392

DPW Director's Order 183,392

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."




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