Norris Design Collaborates with Town of Frisco on Parklet Installation

Posted on August 22, 2019

Last September, the Norris Design Frisco office collaborated with the Town of Frisco on a temporary park installation in celebration of PARK(ing) Day, an annual ASLA event that encourages community members, students and designers to transform metered parking spots into temporary park spaces. Last year’s two-day installation on Main Street was a success, and the Town invited our Frisco office to collaborate again this summer.

This year, the Town asked us to design two parklets they intend to leave up through the PARK(ing) Day celebration on Sept. 20. The design and coordination for the parks was a collaborative effort between the Town’s Community Development Director Joyce Allgaier, Norris Design Associate Tori Aidala and our Frisco office’s first summer intern Grace Holder from the University of Georgia.

Each parklet is situated along Main Street and features planters filled with annuals, a wooden fence barrier for user comfort and an elevated deck design levelled to the curb to accommodate users of all abilities. With the idea to give a little street space back to the pedestrian user, the parklets also function as an extension of outdoor space along Main Street for visitors and locals alike to relax and enjoy the summer scenery. The decks and fence barriers were constructed by the Town of Frisco Public Works team.

The parklets were installed last week and (weather permitting) should be in place through PARK(ing) Day through the end of September.