UCD, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities and thanks to funding from the William Penn Foundation, piloted Philadelphia’s first Parklets, an innovative temporary seating platform that transforms parallel parking spaces into a place to sit, relax, eat and enjoy street life. Parklets are landscaped with planters and a decorative railing, and furnished with movable café tables and chairs. As of April 14, 2014, our Parklets will be located at the following locations:

Visit our 2014 parklets: 

4040 Locust Street (Hosted by Ramen Bar)
261 S. 44th Street (Hosted by Honest Tom’s Tacos and Lil’ Pop Shop)
4239 Baltimore Ave (Hosted by Green Line Cafe)
810 S. 47th Street (Hosted by Fu-Wah Market)
4903 Catharine Street (Hosted by Little Baby's Ice Cream and Hibiscus Cafe)

If you are interested in hosting a parklet, please contact Nate Hommel at nate@universitycity.org

Parklets