Rolled-in brick planters, some fake grass, a place to sit to sip your Starbucks: You’ve got yourself a park! Or, in this case, a seat-of-your-pants impromptu parklet, a li’l green gesture toward leisure and recreation where before there had been only the cool impersonality of curbs and the business of parking meters. All this stuff was set up first thing this morning — which just so happens to be National Park(ing) Day, devoted to pop-up experiments like this one — atop those 3 parallel parking spots in front of Frank’s near the corner of Travis and Prairie in Downtown, creating a like outlier just catty-corner from Market Square Park.
This is how it went down:
The parklet will be packed up and trucked away after 5 p.m., freeing up these spaces for the Friday night crowds.
- Previously on Swamplot: These Parking Spaces Are Temporarily Reserved for Board Games Only, The Great Houston Street Life Simulation
Photos: SWA Group (reclining woman); Kerri da Silva, SWA Group (all others)