Do you know the parklet on Fort Street is the first one in Victoria? Here is a brief background of our very unique parklet!
First of all, what is a parklet?
According to dictionary.com:
“An urban space for sitting, dining, or enjoying greenery, established where the sidewalk meets the street, often repurposing on-street parking spaces and part of the sidewalk.”
The Fort Street Parklet was built in 2015 as part of the Fabulous Fort campaign, which was endorsed by our organization. When the pandemic hit, parklets were erected all over downtown, many are included in our lists above.
Now that we know the history of parklets downtown, below are some options that you can bring something with you to the original Fort Street parklet, enjoy the scenery, and have a chat!