Links for the week of 6/24

Feet First Philly is taking a short break from the internet to celebrate our nation's birthday next week.  We'll be back in full swing on July 5th!  In the meantime, enjoy this collection of news and blog posts from the pedestrian sphere. • Chalfont Playground in Northeast Philly gets new play equipment and a sprayground! (NEastPhilly.com) • This summer, Parks … Continue reading Links for the week of 6/24

Parklets gaining popularity

"Parklets" are small public spaces, typically set up in parallel parking spots, that repurpose areas usually reserved for cars into places where pedestrians can comfortably congregate.  They often include movable tables and chairs, planters, and other placemaking features.  Philadelphia's first parklet, at 43rd and Baltimore Avenue, was first installed in 2011 and returned this year … Continue reading Parklets gaining popularity