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Parking Space to Public Space

New Haven Parklet Design Competition 

Thanks for your interest in the Parklet Design Competition. We announced Misha Semenov and Kassandra Leiva's design "Urban Canopy" as the winner of the 2017 New Haven Parklet Design Competition on October 11th, 2017. The parklet made its debut in April 2018. You can see their design, as well as all of the other design submissions, at the bottom of this page. For more information about parklets and the Parklet Design Competition, please see below.

New Haven Parklet Design Competition

In partnership with MakeHaven, goNewHavengo collected design submissions for a parklet that took up two parking spaces and was accessible to the public in New Haven. Participants were encouraged to incorporate elements of recreation, relaxation, and shade into their designs. The winning design (Urban Canopy) was awarded $3,000 to go towards construction of the parklet. The parklet was constructed in April 2018 and remained installed until November 1, 2018. Thanks to everyone who submitted. We hope to host another Parklet Design Competition soon!


What is a parklet?

A parklet is a sidewalk extension providing public space and amenities for people using the street. Parklets can include seating, recreation, green space, and other elements.










Urban Canopy by Misha Semenov and Kassandra Leiva


newSTAND by Kristine Chung, Andy Sandweiss, Eddie Joe Antonio, and Haewon Ma

Parklet by Cameron Nelson and Sharon Welch

Space to Play by David Malinowski







Sculpture Parklet by Brian Hornby





Skate Parklet by Ben Berkowitz, Noe Jimenez, and Steve Roberts


Parklet by Dante Archangeli, Marcus Russi, and Marina Archangeli


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