Frisco sets up parklet on Main Street for PARK(ing) Day | SummitDaily.com

Frisco sets up parklet on Main Street for PARK(ing) Day

Summit Daily Staff Report

A couple sits and eats at the parklet on Main Street in Frisco on Friday, September 21, 2018.

For the first time this year Frisco will be participating in PARK(ing) Day, an internationally celebrated event meant to raise awareness about using public transportation, walking or biking rather than driving, and focusing on beautifying the town's public spaces.

"We are so pleased to have PARK(ing) Day come to Frisco," said Joyce Allgaier, Frisco's community development director. "Our Main Street is already a vibrant experience for visitors and town residents alike, and the parklet will draw some attention to other uses of public spaces that we may not even think about."

The project — spearheaded by Norris Design in cooperation with Frisco — will repurpose a parking space on Main Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues for a full weekend, beginning Sept. 21 through Sept. 24. The parking space will become a parklet, a small gathering space designed with seating areas, planters and artificial turf. All materials for the space were donated by local businesses or repurposed from their original uses.

Residents and visitors alike are invited to stop by for lunch or dinner, have a cup of coffee, read a book or just sit back and enjoy the mountain view.

"We hope that it will be a fun experience, but also a thought-provoking one as we look at opportunities for our public realm to evolve for the better," said Allgaier.

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