West Philly sets up the city’s first parklet

    Coming Thursday to 43rd and Baltimore: a parket.

    The University City District is setting up the city’s first parklet, a wood and metal platform meant to extend leisure space typically taken up by parking spaces.


    West Philly Local snapped this photo of the set-up, which will occupy two parking spots in front of the Green Line Cafe. The seating at the parket will be for public use.

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    The UCD and City of Philadelphia teamed up to bring the parklet to 43rd, with the help of a William Penn Foundation grant.

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