Help Build A Parklet! The Porch on Walnut Comes to Montclair This Weekend

Montclair’s next Parklet is coming to Walnut Street and you can help build it this weekend! Bike and Walk Montclair is calling all parklet fans and supporters to help build the Porch On Walnut this Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 8 & 9).

Parklets are sidewalk extensions that convert on-street parking spaces into a vibrant, creative, community micro-parks, like the parklet that popped up on Glenridge Avenue in 2016

Bike and Walk Montclair led a successful campaign resulting in Montclair town council passing an official parklet resolution.

In a nod to the welcoming front porches on many of Montclair’s residential streets, the Porch on Walnut was designed to evoke warmth, comfort and opportunity for socialization of a good old-fashioned front porch. The Porch on Walnut will be a completely open and public space for everyone to enjoy.

To lend a hand, drop by Walnut Street (the site is between Corso 98 and Red Eye Cafe) on Saturday or Sunday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to bring #PorchonWalnut to life! For more info, email

Can’t help build, but want to support the Porch on Walnut? Make a donation here. Funds raised will help subsidize the costs involved in creating the parklet as well as support fun, community-focused programming including local art shows, mini-concerts, neighborhood pot lucks, and movie nights occurring in and around the parklet once it is built.

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  1. Is this fair to Corso and Red Eye as it appears from photo that it blocks several parking spaces as well as obscures the store fronts from potential customers driving by. I can think of a zillion locations in town where this would not potentially impact business owners as well as lost parking meter revenue. Silly idea if you ask me.

  2. With parking already in short supply I fail to see the need for parklets. Especially this area where there is an underused park nearby.

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