They’re a moment of colour and whimsy on city streets.
And soon you’ll be seeing more fun parklets popping up in town; Cork City Council is seeking Parklet Partners to look after six more of the temporary gardens.
Following the success of the recent parklet scheme on Douglas Street and South Mall, and as part of the ‘Reimagining Cork’ programme, Cork City Council is looking to provide up to six new parklets in the greater metropolitan area.
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Business owners, institutions, neighbourhood organisations, and other community-based groups are eligible to apply and convert a few on-street parking spaces into public open green space where residents and passers-by can sit, relax, and interact.
“The new parklets will be similar to the current parklets on Douglas Street and South Mall and will incorporate seating and pollinator planting.” said a Council spokesperson.
“Cork City Council will fund and install the parklet. The Parklet Partner will be responsible for the day-to-day upkeep of the parklet and planting. The parklet can be used by customers if it is associated with a business, but it must be available for public use.”
Parklets will initially be in place for one year after which they will be evaluated to consider whether they should be kept in place for another year, replaced with more permanent seating, or moved to a new location.
Interested in becoming a ‘Parklet Partner’? Complete and submit the Parklet Partner Application at corkcity.ie by 5pm on Friday, June 4th, 2021.