A parklet is a built platform that can consist of benches, chairs, tables, planter boxes and bike racks and is typically positioned over one or two car parking spaces to transform them from ‘places for cars’ to ‘places for people’.

As part of the City-Wide Place & Business Activation Plan, the Parklet program has been developed to support business growth and activation in the various mainstreets, coastal nodes and townships within the City of Onkaparinga, ultimately making the City an attractive place to live, work and do business.

Beach Road Pizza and CJ's Bakery both on Beach Road, Christies Beach are the latest Onkaparinga establishments to host a parklet. It’s exciting to see the parklets at this prime beachside location, so be sure to head down and grab yourself a bite to eat. The parklets will remain in front of these businesses for a 12 month period until March 2024.

Previous host businesses are:

  • Hither and Yon, de Rose Kitchen, Shifty Lizard Brewing Co. and Redwood Oven in Willunga
  • Delicia Acai & Protein Bar, The ESPY Bakehouse, The Ripple & Swirl Café, The Bubbly Tea and Coffee Co. in Christies Beach
  • Beck’s Bakehouse and the Coffee Factory in Port Noarlunga
  • The Cottage Bakery in McLaren Vale.

Check out the Coffee Factory’s experience in hosting one of council’s parklets via the video below.


Expressions of interest

To register your interest in hosting a parklet, please contact the Council’s Economic Growth Officer, Eulonda Bolger on 8384 0643 or via email at