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$3,937 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 6 months
Created May 23, 2018
Parth Savla
Imagine it’s a beautiful afternoon, you are on your lunch break and looking for a fun, relaxed place to have your meal?  Currently, there are no places in Downtown Oakland where you can enjoy a relaxing respite for the otherwise hustle and bustle of life. 

There is where our Webster Street Parklet Project comes in sponsored by Howden Market and Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar

(the above are the architectural plans for the Webster Street Parklet Project)

Parklets repurpose parking spaces into functional community leisure areas open to the public.  This project would transform the space in front of the Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar and Howden Market from the current sterile environment consisting of on-street parking spaces, into a vibrant public park, accessible to all members of the community.  

As Oakland endures continuous gentrification, there is greater urgency for local residents to come together in spaces that foster community, connection, and solidarity.   This Oakland Parklet is designed to do just that!   It will be an extended public space on the corner of 17th & Webster St which will provide a public place available to community members any time of the day to simply relax, charge in their electronics, enjoy a meal or even host an event!

One the most exciting aspects of the parklet will be its unique and inspiring artwork – designed and built by local artists, reflecting Oakland's community, and incorporating innovative solar technology, making the artwork not only beautiful, but functional – able to generate energy to both power the lighting for the parklet and enabling users to charge electronic devices such as cell phones. 

Beyond artwork, the parklet will also incorporate seating areas, tables, a hammock – providing opportunities for people to lounge and for children to climb and play – drought-resistant plants, and bicycle parking.  Thanks in part to pleasant weather year-round, people in Oakland crave outdoor public spaces in which to congregate, interact, and unite. 

The parklet itself would be inspired by the same ethos as its sponsor business – Spice Monkey Restaurant – an established Oakland restaurant and bar. Spice Monkey prides itself on being an oasis in the heart of the vibrant, diverse, yet hectic Uptown District. A goal of its owners is to provide an inviting location where people can be part of a community. The parklet would be open to all Oakland residents, not just patrons of Spice Monkey or its sister business Howden Market. As the sponsoring company, Spice Monkey would be responsible for maintenance of the parklet. 


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We are delighted to bring you an exciting update! Phase 1 of the Parklet Project is completed. We still have a long way to go such as including charging ports, solar panels, more seating and other goodies!

We have raised ~$3,400 so far and since the vision is for this to be a community space where everyone can hang out out, we can’t cross the finish line without you!

Do continue to support this project by donating to: https://www.gofundme.com/donate-to-the-oakland-parket
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We are excited to share with you that Phase 1 of our Parklet Project which entailed the creation of the basic parklet structure. There will be many more elements added over the course of the next month, but we can't do it without you! Thank you for your generous support so far, please help spread the word with your networks. Let's bring Oakland Together!
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Since we did our soft launch a month ago, we are thrilled by the community support! When someone drops by our sister store, Howden Market, they can donate any amount and in their honor place a monkey head on our window. Support us in filling up all of our windows with Monkey Heads! Thank you again for all of your support.
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$3,937 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 6 months
Created May 23, 2018
Parth Savla
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Dress it Up!
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Silver 1
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Gold 2
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