SITE: Mission Neighborhood, San Francisco, CA

SCOPE: Temporary Park

DATE : Sept 16, 2011

For our sixth annual Park(ing) Day* installation, we decided to create a prototype Parklet situated in front of 826 Valencia that created a “ship” to nurture an urban tree and provide a place for people to lounge on deck in its shade. The volume of the paARRRrk-let (borrowing from the pirate theme of its neighboring storefront) is 800 cubic feet – which is equivalent to the minimum soil required for a healthy urban tree to develop a healthy and stable root system and flourish. Our long-term concept for this prototype was to create a network of urban nursuries that double as social spaces.
*PARK(ing) Day event begun by REBAR