Our dedicated DPW crew implemented Westfield's first parklet on Elm Street in front of Theresa's and Sweet Waters.
Parklets are extensions of the sidewalk from the curb into the street: they are installations of public seating, art, plants and other elements, typically located in one or more parking spots and protected from traffic. They are places to gather, eat and drink, celebrate and create, work, play, and build community. With numerous placemaking benefits, these public spaces can make downtowns a more desirable place to live and work, and a more attractive destination. While a relatively new concept in New Jersey, parklets have been successfully implemented in places across the country.
Westfield is implementing its parklet as a pilot coinciding with the sidewalk café season. Using only one parking space, the experience and public use will be evaluated ongoingly.