Kennett Square’s First Parklet Adds More Outdoor Space for Recreation, Dining

Kimberly McGuane
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Image via the Chester County Press.

Kennett Square’s first-ever parklet, built and recently unveiled by Historic Kennett Square, with help from community volunteers, provides accessible outside dining for customers of several nearby businesses, writes Steven Hoffman for the Chester County Press.

Although a new concept for the borough, parklets have been showing up all over the world for years. This has been especially true after the pandemic increased the need for additional outdoor spaces for recreation and dining.

The West State Street parklet has converted curbside parking spots into a vibrant community space, said Bo Wright, Historic Kennett Square’s executive director.

The new space allows “for socially distanced outdoor dining for Lily and Grain, for both lunch and dinner service, as well as space for Talula’s Table and Philter customers from 7 AM-11 AM,” he said.

Meanwhile the parklet has already received positive feedback from many community members.

“In this time, it’s especially nice to generate a buzz of excitement and to be able to build something tangible that helps our businesses and also tells a great story of community care and support,” said Wright.

Read more about Kennett Square’s first parklet in the Chester County Press here.

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