Glebe is proud to host 2 innovative custom-built mobile trailer parklets along Glebe Point Road. Chip in, buy a parklet pass, bag or badge to support us transform the world. Our small volunteer team is currently looking after the Parklets, and your support will help us create a parklet policy, workshop with council, maintain the current parklet and make improvements to future models.
What is a parklet?
The Glebe Trailer Parklets are moveable public spaces that bring seating, landscape elements and public art to car spaces along Glebe Point Road. Imagine a slice of public green space that could be parked in any car spot and moved around to suit community needs. It allows locals to use car parking spaces in a whole new way; as public verandas, eating areas, performance venues, workshop spaces, coffee spots, podcast studios and libraries.
In 2015, Glebe hosted the City of Sydney’s first ever mobile Parklet. The parklet activated multiple carspaces along Glebe Point Road and set the village's imagination on fire with 95% of locals surveyed wanting the parklets to remain permanently. With a bumper trial under their belt the Glebe Chamber of Commerce went about building our own parklets and called on local architects Alexander Symes to design them and the Glebe community to fund them. The trailers were built and launched at major sponsor Sydney City Toyota Glebe's headquarters with an afternoon of gardening workshops with ABC's Costa, live music, DJs and live art. Councillor Jess Miller remarked at the launch that "The Parklet is a real reflection of the character of Glebe. It's got such personality and so many different things going for it that when you put it all together...great things like this happen."
The making of...
The aim was to make parklets that were even more mobile, more comfortable and more adaptable, sitting in customised car trailers. The project gained initial support from the City of Sydney with a small grant and a year of waived parking fees. The Glebe Parklet Pozible campaign went live in July and saw 3 major sponsors, 30 local residents and 3 local businesses put their own money in to make the concept reality.
We want to see permanent parklets, footway dining and public green space along Glebe Point Rd, and be a leader to other precincts, cities and countries around the world! But we need your help. Our small volunteer team is made up of local business people, architects and urban designers. Chip in, or buy a parklet pass, bag or badge to support us transform the world.
FIND OUT MORE: https://glebe.com.au/parklet/
Glebe 'tickle me' Badge - a stylish addition to any collar!
Parklet Pass - entitles you to discounts at the cafes next to each parklet
Parklet Tote bag - green shopping with a proud print
Glebe Street Fair T-Shirts - available in a range of colours & sizes, contact for details!
Parklet party - we will reserve the parklet at its current location for you for 2 hours to host your own event
All rewards are for pick up only. Available from Glebe.