Brookline Teens: Come Design a Mini Park With Us!

Calling all 12-18 year olds!

Help us transform parking spaces 

into a fun public space (AKA a parklet)!

This spring (2022), the Parks and Open Space Division will collaborate with a group of Brookline teens to build and design a mini-park (or "parklet"). The development of a parklet involves repurposing 2-3 curbside parking spaces into a fun, outdoor space where people can eat, drink, read, work, visit with friends and enjoy the downtown commercial areas within Brookline. Interested in getting involved? Sign up below!

This project is kindly being funded by a Brookline Community Foundation Grant.

A Satisfied 2021 Parklet Visitor

White dog sits in parklet with gray planter behind her

Project Timeline:

The entire project will span over two days (one day to design, one day to build). Lunch and supplies will be provided each day. We ask that all participants bring water bottles and a face mask.  

Saturday, April 2 10 AM - 2 PM: Brainstorm ideas and develop a design. This event will take place indoors at the Brookline Teen Center (40 Aspinwall Avenue). 

Saturday, May 21 9 AM - 2 PM: Work with DPW Staff to build the parklet at 289 Harvard Street in Coolidge Corner. 

We encourage anyone interested to register for the upcoming Building Day via the form below, as space is limited!

Teen Parklet Project: Build Day Sign Up

  1. Please fill out your information below to register for the Parklet Build Day. This event will take place on Saturday, May 21 from 9 AM - 2 PM in front of Otto Pizza in Coolidge Corner (289 Harvard Street).
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Parklet in front of Otto Pizza, Harvard Street (built 2021)

Seating and planters within several parallel parking spaces

Parklet in front of Starbucks, Harvard Street (built 2021)

Seating and planters in parallel parking spaces