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.
The Ripple & Swirl Café on the Esplanade at Christies Beach are the latest Onkaparinga establishment to host a parklet. It’s exciting to see the parklet at this prime beachside location and part of the recently launched Route 31 – Coastal Drive. Be sure to head down, grab yourself a bite to eat while enjoying the stunning scenery and ocean views. The parklet will remain in front of this business for a 12 month period until March 2023.
The second parklet is Co-hosted by, Hither & Yon and de Rose Kitchen on High Street Willunga until December 2022. Keep an eye out for them next time you’re in the historic rich Willunga and stop by to enjoy some fine wine, food, tea and coffee or sample some locally made beers paired with something hot off the grill!
Previous host businesses include Shifty Lizard Brewing Co. in Willunga and The ESPY Bakehouse and The Bubbly Tea and Coffee Co. in Christies Beach.
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 Eulonda.Bolger@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au
Support for local businesses
The Parklet Program is supported by the City of Onkaparinga’s ON Business Partner Program. This initiative aims to support businesses of all sizes to thrive and grow and to enjoy the benefits of partnership and collaboration. View the website to see the many ways in which the Council can support your business: www.onbusinesspartnerprogram.com