The project was a winner in the Kaboom Play Everywhere Challenge.
The Park Playlet offers a rare eddy in the stream of city living for peaceful moments, exploration, discovery, and for savoring the opportunity to be outdoors together. The project builds off of the already successful dining parklet program in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia. The design features a base that is filled with a carpet of native meadow plants (except for a small sandbox area). The edge of the base that faces the street has slots to receive rainwater, which will be filtered by the meadow, and redirected from the sewer. On top of the meadow is a rolling hammock space for lounging for older kids and caregivers, and opportunities for younger children to play.
1 Parking Space
Roofmeadow, University City District, Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (oTIS), and the Philadelphia Streets Department
Envisioned Fall 2016
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