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San Francisco Parklet Program


Department of Public Works

Department of Public Works
Bureau of Street Use and Mapping
875 Stevenson Street, Room 460
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 554-5810

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Parklets provide an economical solution to the desire and need for wider sidewalks and are intended to provide space for the general public to sit and enjoy the space adjacent to existing narrow sidewalks. Parklets are intended as sidewalk/street furniture for public use, providing aesthetic elements to the overall streetscape, with care by adjacent businesses and residents.

Process Overview

See the San Francisco Parklet Program web page and DPW’s Parklets page for more information about sponsoring a parklet in your neighborhood.

See Permit Process

Official Codes & Documents

Design Guidelines

See the San Francisco Parklet Program web page and the DPW Parklets page


If you obtain a parklet permit, you will be responsible for maintenance of the parklet.  Specific requirements will be described in your permit.

For a more detailed description of maintenance responsibilities, see Maintenance

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