placemaking [pleys] mak·ing [māking]
noun The art of altering a public space into a living space verb  Creating a public space that connects people in a pleasant and uplifting way

Parklets

Love for Our Parklets

We got this lovely note from a resident.

"Thank you for the wonderful covered parklets that have been installed on Lonsdale. I've made good use of them, it is more and more difficult to find a dry place to sit and have a coffee or have a physically distanced chat with someone in your bubble, these little open spaces are perfect for just that"
~ W. Dallian

Parklets are modular public spaces that are welcoming and inclusive to everyone. Parklets provide opportunities to create engaging public spaces by way of re-purposing the street. Parklets expand and enhance public space and create many benefits for pedestrians, local businesses and the surrounding community.

A parklet is built on an extended platform over a reallocated parking space, and can incorporate added amenities like seating, tables, greenspace, art and bike parking. Parklets are typically built in partnership with community partners and business associations.

 

Benefits of Parklets

  • Benefit the community by creating opportunities for social connection in urban areas
  • Create safe, welcoming community spaces to sit, rest and connect 
  • Improve and enhance the streetscape
  • Attract foot traffic and potential customers to nearby businesses by adding public seating and unique spaces on the street to eat and drink
  • Expand the streetscape and provide space for programming and activations

 

Open Streets Parklets

As part of our Open Streets initiative, the City has installed a number of parklets on Lonsdale Avenue to expand the streetscape and support public health and safety. 

The Funky Parklet

Provided in partnership with the Lower Lonsdale BIA. Find this parklet at The Shipyards through the end of summer.

Chill Parklet Lonsdale & Esplanade | Partner LLBIA

 

Pride Parklet  | 1400 Lonsdale (East)

Provided in partnership with the United Way.

Open Streets Pride Parklet

 

CNV Community Parklet  | 1500 Lonsdale (East)

Covered, with benches and chairs, ready for all-weather socializing.

Community Parklet 1500 block Lonsdale E 

 

Play Along the Way | 1600 Lonsdale (West)

This fun parklet is ready and waiting for you to play along the way. Provided in partnership with the United Way.  

 

Shipping Container Parklet | 1700 block Lonsdale (West)

This fully accessible public space is now open and ready for all to enjoy. Provided in partnership with Neptune Terminals.

Shipping Container Parklet under construction

 

Barklet | 19th & Lonsdale (West)

This parklet public space for you to enjoy with your dog.

 

Neighbourhood Parklets

Provided in partnership with the United Way of the Lower Mainland, Seaspan/SRY and Squamish Nation. Find this parklet at the corner of 5th Street & Chesterfield 

This new shipping container parklet provides a safe, covered outdoor space for the community to enjoy year round. We thank our community partners for their significant contributions of financial and in-kind support to source, fabricate, consult and deliver this parklet.

Parklet Shipping Containter Beans

 

Got feedback?

Email play@cnv.org

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