Parklets

Parklets increase street vibrancy, enhancing community safety and supporting local businesses.

Please note: City of Adelaide is not currently seeking parklet applications.

What is a parklet?

You’ve probably seen them in some of the city thoroughfares. A parklet is created by transforming a section of existing on-street parking into a small, high-quality urban space that is available for everyone to use. They typically provide seating and landscaping to the vicinity.

Parklets provide public amenity, including outdoor space for nearby cafés and restaurants, bike racks, planter boxes, benches, landscaping and other features. They add to the vibrancy of the streetscape, in turn, increasing activity in the area, enhancing community safety and supporting local businesses.

Parklets in Adelaide

The City of Adelaide parklet program is based on the model originally developed in San Francisco where more than 50 parklets have been created under the Pavements to Parks program since 2010.

City of Adelaide has worked closely with local businesses to create a number of privately-funded parklets as part of a program to test the San Francisco model in our local environment.

Six parklets are now operating in the city. Each was designed as a unique space, offering amenities such as bench seating, greenery, tables and shade that enhance the quality of public life, as well as outdoor dining which supports the economic prosperity of the sponsoring business.

The 52-seconds clip below shows just how popular the Parklet outside Cibo at 97 Pirie Street is.

Need more information?

Please note: the City of Adelaide is not currently accepting applications for parklet permits. 

If you would like more information, or to be notified when applications are being accepted in the future, please contact the customer service team:

08 8203 7203

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