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Parklet Program

2018 Parklet Season Is Now Open

A parklet is a seasonal expansion of the existing sidewalk designed for the public to relax and enjoy the city.

Parklets are an innovative and cost effective way to add public gathering space to public streets. Parklets are streetscape enhancements and provide amenities like seating, plantings, bike parking and public art. While parklets are typically funded and maintained by neighboring businesses, residents or community organizations, they are publicly accessible and open to all. Parklets are located in the parking lane adjacent to the curb and are designed as an extension of the sidewalk. Advertising and other commercial activities are not permitted in the parklet. 

 Below are the 2018 Parklet Program locations:


Street Café Program

Street Café Program

A street café is a seasonal expansion of the existing sidewalk to be used for additional restaurant or business seating.

Street cafés operate as an extension of a business, are located in the parking lane adjacent to the curb, and can be reserved for customer use only. In 2018, The Sheridan Room is hosting a street café on 13th Avenue NE.


The City of Minneapolis Parklet Application Manual is intended to guide applicants through the process and procedures for applying to install a parklet. It provides a comprehensive overview of the program, policies, procedures, criteria and guidelines for creating parklets in the City right-of-way.

Business owners, property owners, and other potential applicants are encouraged to read the manual prior to the application process.

Parklet Application Manual (pdf) 

Application Materials

Applicants must first submit online the Proposed Parklet Site: Confirmation of Eligibility Checklist (below), prior to application submittal. Once your Confirmation of Eligibility has been received, City Staff will contact you within a few days.

As part of the preliminary screening process the City will review proposed sites for:

  • Potential conflict with upcoming street projects
  • Traffic patterns
  • Street regulations
  • Roadway geometry
  • Operational considerations

Following approval of the site based on the Confirmation of Eligibility, barring any street conflict, applicants will be invited to proceed to the full application stage.

Please read the Parklet Application Manual to familiarize yourself with program requirements and guidance prior to submitting your Confirmation of Eligibility

Confirmation of Eligibility


Map of community and commercial corridors, activity centers, and commercial nodes (pdf)

Parklet Application




Previous Parklet Seasons

2017 Parklet Locations

2016 Parklet Locations

2015 Parklet Locations

2014 Parklet Locations

Contact Us

General Questions: [email protected]

Parklet Program Staff

Kelsey Fogt, Public Works, Associate Transportation Planner. [email protected]

Street Café Program Staff

Craig Eliason, CPED. [email protected]


Last updated Oct 31, 2018



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