A student-designed concept for a temporary parklet on Main Street in historic Placerville, CA will be unveiled in a few months. Lumber will be provided by Forest Innovations which is being milled from trees that were victims of the drought and bark beetle infestation.
We are extremely excited to be a little part of a very cool community partnership!
A parklet is a sidewalk extension that provides more space and amenities for people by repurposing 1 or more parking spaces. Usually parklets are installed on parking lanes and extend out from the sidewalk at the level of the sidewalk to the width of the adjacent parking space.
Oak Ridge High School student Emily Bobrowsky submitted the winning design to the El Dorado County Healthy Living Parklet 2016-2017 Design Competition.
We love the fact that El Dorado County thought to hold a competition for school students to submit designs. That is exactly the type of win-win solution we think is needed to give real-world opportunities for students to learn while doing. And in the end a cool community amenity is born.