City seeking applicants for parklets, street cafés for 2024 season

February 26, 2024

The City of Minneapolis is seeking applications for parklets and street cafés for the 2024 season. These programs activate community corridors with fun public spaces that make neighborhoods more vibrant and support local businesses.

If you are interested in creating unique public gathering spaces in your neighborhood, now is the time to apply.

How to participate

Neighborhood organizations, street-level businesses, nonprofits, community organizations, and Special Services Districts are invited to apply.

  • City owned parklets: The City is looking for three community partners to host our City-owned parklets for the 2024 season. The City-owned parklets include all the necessary structures, plantings, chairs, tables, patio umbrellas, and public parklet signage. Hosts are responsible for day-to-day maintenance, such as watering plants, picking up trash, and reporting any issues. City-owned parklet hosts are selected through a competitive application process.
  • Community parklets: Businesses and organizations can apply to create and maintain their own public parklet. The design and installation of community parklets is the responsibility of the applicant.
  • Street Cafes: Street-level businesses looking to expand their outdoor seating can apply for a street café license. This space functions as an extension of your business where you can seat and serve your customers.

The deadline to host a City-owned parklet is April 1. All other applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Find more information about the parklet host application process on the City’s website or by contacting