I absolutely love this idea.  It’s creative.  It’s innovative.  It’s thinking outside the box while still fitting neatly into one.

Parkmobiles are mini parks compactly designed with seating and garden areas … made out of dumpsters.  Yes, you read that correctly … dumpsters.  The residents of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena district wanted more park space and gardens.  The city listened.  While not having the physical space to put in permanent gardens, they decided to make mobile ones.  The Parkmobiles fit neatly into parking spaces and can be moved around throughout the city for all to enjoy.  Clever.

I would suggest taking the mobile aspect even a step further though by staging an occasional “blockpark.”  Sectioning part of a street off for a week with several Parkmobiles would create a fabulous environment for neighbors and kids to socialize, for a community block party, or for just looking out a window to a greener view for a change.

You can learn more and see pictures from the designers here.

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