Downtown Cranford Installs Temporary Parklet under 2017 Downtown Strategic Plan

The parklet aims to make the area more interesting and inviting, according to Downtown Cranford. Credits: Downtown Cranford
The parklet aims to make the area more interesting and inviting, according to Downtown Cranford. Credits: Downtown Cranford
The parklet aims to make the area more interesting and inviting, according to Downtown Cranford. Credits: Downtown Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ – Downtown Cranford installed its first temporary parklet last week to make the downtown area more interesting and inviting, according to Downtown Director Kathleen Miller Prunty.

The parklet is located on Eastman Street, outside Vinny’s Pizza & Pasta and Hilltop Bicycles. It consists of one parking space with a temporary deck, seating and plants.

“After speaking with the nearby business owners, one parking space on Eastman Street was chosen for our seasonal seating area,” Prunty said in a press release. “And then several generous sponsors stepped up to build the Parklet, purchase the furniture and plants.”

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The parklet is part of Downtown Cranford’s 2017 Downtown Strategic Plan, which aims to improve existing public spaces, create new ones, and help Downtown Cranford become more pedestrian-friendly, according to the press release.

Downtown Cranford thanks Steve Needle of Needlepoint Homes for building the seating area, realtor Barbara Zeckman and Cranford Area Happenings for the table and chairs, and realtor Sharon Steele for providing several flower pots, according to the press release.

“Steve, Barbara and Sharon are strong supporters of the downtown and we really appreciate their generosity and enthusiasm for this project,” Deputy Mayor Patrick Giblin said.

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