Parklets program

Public spaces where people can gather and interact, such as parklets, are an important asset to our community. You can enroll to host a parklet.


About the Parklet Program

Parklets provide seasonal public space and are designed for people to relax and enjoy the city. They also add gathering space to public streets. Parklets provide seating, plantings, bike parking and/or public art. They are accessible and open to all.

Parklets are next to the curb (often in a parking or loading zone) and are an extension of the sidewalk.

Advertising and other commercial activities are not permitted in parklets.

Parklet program overview

City-owned parklets

Some parklets are funded and maintained by

  • Neighboring businesses
  • Residents
  • Community organizations 

The City of Minneapolis owns others.

Interested in hosting a city-owned parklet?

Fill out the confirmation of eligibility checklist

City-owned parklets

The City of Minneapolis owns three parklets that are hosted by various businesses each year. In 2019, city-owned parklets were hosted at the following locations:

Street Café Pilot Program

A street café is a seasonal expansion of the existing sidewalk to be used for additional restaurant or business seating. Street cafés operate as an extension of a business, are located in the space adjacent to the curb (often a parking or loading zone) and can be reserved for customer use only.

For more information on the requirements for street cafes:

See the Street Café supplement 

Sign up to host a city-owned parklet

Interested in hosting a city-owned parklet? Fill out the following:

Confirmation of Eligibility Checklist

Manual and Street Café supplement
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Application materials
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Request accessible format

If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Contact us

Amy Morgan

Associate Transportation Planner



Craig Eliason

Street Cafe Program Manager

Community Planning & Economic Development




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415