Little Babies Parklet!

“Frankford Ave Arts Corridor – Parklet Celebration”


Please join NKCDC, Councilman Squilla, Deputy Mayor of Transportation and Utilities Rina Cutler, Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson and partners Little Baby’s Ice Cream and PostGreen in a parklet celebration on Friday October 5th beginning at 5:30pm. After the celebration, be sure to check out all the First Friday happenings in the area.

NKCDC is excited to announce the first parklet on Frankford Ave Arts Corridor. This structure can be found in front of Little Baby’s Ice Cream at 2311 Frankford Avenue and offers a seating/lounge area and four vertical bike racks within only one parking space.This parklet is open to the public and provides an economical solution to the desire for public gathering space while also offering bike parking.

NKCDC worked with Little Baby’s Ice Cream to create the parklet concept, and designed the structure with input from the community and Streets Department. PostGreen partnered to take the design from the paper to the ground by overseeing the construction/build phase.

Funding for the parklet comes from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities. In the spring NKCDC and Little Baby’s Ice Cream applied to MOTU for a $5000 grant to construct the parklet. Little Baby’s Ice Cream and PostGreen offered additional in-kind services to make the parklet possible.

Here are some photographs by PostGreen of the parklet in progress!


October First Friday!

Come to the parklette unveiling at Little Baby’s!  Celebrate National Pizza Month!  see 70 weapons by 70 artists at Black Vulture! Help end domestic violence at Lutheran Settlement House!  Its an awesome month for First Friday!

Details after the jump.