The Boston Transportation Department last week announced that four parklets have been installed for the summer in several Boston neighborhoods, including Jamaica Plain.
The parklets will include tables and chairs, and remain in place into the fall season in the following areas:
- Jamaica Plain: Hyde Square/Centre Street
- Roslindale Village: 27 Corinth St.
- Allston Village: 174 Harvard Ave.
- Brighton: 736 Commonwealth Ave.
"Parklets are a simple and creative way to activate neighborhood centers, encourage community interactions and create more seasonal outdoor space," Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said in a statement. "Everyone is welcome in Boston's parklets, whether it is to socialize with neighbors or relax in the summer sun."
The parklets are meant to provide enjoyment for residents and visitors; they are essentially located in areas with moderate to high pedestrian traffic and are also meant to attract people to Boston's Main Streets Districts.
Space for the parklets are created by extending a platform and/or seating area into the parking lane of the street in close proximity to the parklet partner's business.
The Roslindale and Jamaica Plain parklets were created by Kyle Zick Landscape Architects, which used cedar planks and metal accent materials, according to officials.