They make a positive impact wherever they appear.
Now the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Colm Kelleher will officially launch eight more recently installed city parklets this week.
The parklets, designed by Siobhán Keogh Design and built by Benchspace Cork, are then planted and maintained by the “parklet partners”, with funding for their upkeep administered by the City Council.
The following parklets will be officially launched by the Lord Mayor on Tuesday, August 31st:
- Cook Street (Partner: Il Padrino restaurant)
- South Mall (Partners: The Imperial Hotel and Cork Zero Waste)
- Union Quay (Partner: Three Little Piggies Deli)
- Sullivan’s Quay (Partners: The Quay Co-op, Creativity & Change – MTU Crawford and Green Spaces for Health)
- Wandesford Quay (Partners: Lavit Gallery, Backwater Artists Group, Cork Printmakers and Wandesford Quay CLG)
A further three parklets will be launched on Thursday, September 2nd:
- Ballincollig Main Street (Partners: Bitesize Café and Ballincollig Tidy Towns)
- Douglas Main Street (Partners: Okura Japanese Cuisine and Douglas Tidy Towns)
- Glanmire – Crestfield Shopping Centre (Partners: Crestfield Shopping Centre, Glanmire Area Community Association, Ryan’s Supervalu and TUS Community Employment Schemes)
“The feedback to date is that there is a huge welcome for the parklets with every indication that they are being used on a daily basis by pedestrians,” said Cllr Kelleher.
Busy bee & cargo bike at the Ballincollig Parklet…👍 pic.twitter.com/GDBoFqoZSv
— Tom Hennessy (@Tommyhen78) August 15, 2021
“The success of the parklets is not possible without the dynamism and commitment of the partners. Their ‘hands on’ presence ensures that the parklets remain as vibrant oases of bio-diversity and a place of rest and recuperation in our busy city.”