Slash
Green Seating Brings The Park To The Street

San Francisco city brilliantly turned two dumpsters into mini-parks that can be moved from one location to another.

Anna Brillon
Anna Brillon on September 13, 2011.

In the busy and densely populated city of San Francisco, denizens get to enjoy a refreshing view of nature, even in the form of a dumpster. Parkmobiles, as these dumpster-turned-garden units are called, are now found along the South of Market District. Measuring about 16 feet long by 6 feet wide, the bright red Parkmobiles are lined with lush greenery, which city-goers can appreciate while they lounge on its conveniently attached benches. If buildings make it impossible for sunlight to pass, the Parkmobiles can be easily rolled out to a sunnier venue. At present, there are only 2 Parkmobile units available, a number which the city of San Francisco hopes to increase over time.

Los Angeles Times

Thinking...