18-May-2017 (Thu) Wherein the parklet has returned!

Just about a year after we were forced to take it out, the parklet is back! We re-installed it today. And there was much rejoicing.

This is what the parklet looked like sitting on the shelf in our baker's warehouse for the last year.
There's a little more work to do. It's not as stable as I would like, but we will be reinforcing it in the next few days. So no moshing in the parklet until then, ok?

This work was made possible by the contribution of an extremely generous donor who wrote me last week and said, "The comments on your blog post don't really scream, 'I wanna buy you a parklet'. Can I join in that solo and ask 'Can I buy you a parklet?'

Which was kind of amazing!

I hadn't really reached out asking for donations specifically for the parklet, because I wasn't sure it was our highest priority, but when someone says "here's some money, spend it on the parklet", I say "Ok!"

We've also ordered some new stools for it. They should be here in a week or two.

Now we have to figure out if SFMTA is going to reinstall our bike racks, or if we're doing that ourselves...

9 Responses:

  1. Jason McHuff says:

    Congrats! But you need to remove "/images" from the link to the storage photo.

  2. Sheila Marie says:

    Oh man! I took some interns to DNA for lunch on Monday and was sorry the parklet was still AWOL because it was nice out.

  3. J. Peterson says:

    Is there a photo showing the DNA logo outline in the supports? Very cool design.

  4. studioAno says:

    Glad to hear you were able to reincarnate the parklet with a little magical assistance!

  5. Joe Luser says:

    One Less Car

  6. nooj says:

    Looks like the bus stop stayed down the street, away from your door. Did you get lucky, or nah?

    • jwz says:

      Technically the bus stop is right outside our front door, since now the bus stop is like 3x as long as it was before (long enough to fit two busses at once) but they left the shelter down at the corner. And there was much rejoicing.

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