Parklets

Simple, cost effective design interventions that activate public space

In 2012 Studio One Eleven completed the first parklets, also known as street decks, in Southern California. Click here to view the full Parklet Study presented by Studio One Eleven.

4th Street Parklet

These decks typically replace curbside parking fronting a shop in order to provide outdoor dining for restaurants wanting to expand. Since then, Studio One Eleven has completed numerous installations throughout Los Angeles and San Diego counties. The firm has recently completed three parklets in downtown Long Beach that reflect the evolution and expansion of their use.

The Pie Bar Parklet

Two other parklets, one located on Pine Avenue and the other on Fourth Street are designed as contemporary seating courts to support multiple restaurants. Permitted, financed and constructed by the landlord of “the Streets” development, the parklets provide convenient outdoor dining. The landlord is compensated for the investment by charging each tenant additional rent.

Pine Avenue Parklet

Groundwork Fitness Training Parklet

Parklets are taking on other uses other than for public seating or outdoor dining. The street deck for Groundwork Fitness is the first training parklet in the country. Workout routines are performed with various equipment within the interiors of the gym and the parklet now serves as an outdoor fitness station. Located on the street, this training station animates the sidewalk and encourages people to live a healthy lifestyle.

First Training Parklet in the Nation

Cafe Parklet

Berlin Bistro Parklet

Lola's Mexican Cuisine Parklet

Garcia's Parklet

Projects Awards
2015
International Downtown Association, Downtown Achievement Award for Open Space
2015
Westside Urban Forum Design Award for Public/Open Space
2015
AIA Long Beach/South Bay Design Award
2014
SCDF Urban Design Award

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