Parklet – South Orange, New Jersey
This very substantial parklet on South Orange Ave, just over a block away from the South Orange Performing Arts Center provides a nice outdoor seating area near restaurants. The tactical use of large concrete barriers buffers it from nearby parking and traffic on either end. Also, location near a pre-existing bump-out expands the public realm further out beyond the limits of the parklet proper. Use of plantings and benches immediately outside of storefronts further serve to frame the space.