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Bloomfield’s First Parklet Debuts at Harvest Fest

We were so excited to unveil Bloomfield’s first parklet at Harvest Fest earlier this month. A big thank you to everyone who stopped by the mini-park, especially on such a cool, cloudy, drizzly day. The parking space on Broad Street (across from PNC bank) was radically transformed in only a couple of hours: benches, fall decorations and a chalkboard wall!

Our sincere appreciation goes to Bloomfield resident and contractor Matt Mulvey of Mulvey Custom Contracting who built the portable interactive parklet that morning. It was on display the entire day.

We haven’t decided where and when the parklet will be ultimately placed and are seeking input from residents. Since parklets are typically assembled for seasonal use when residents are out and about, we are aiming for spring.

Streets comprise 30-40 percent of all public spaces, meaning roughly one-third of public space is dedicated to one activity — driving.

Here in Bloomfield we are reclaiming our public space one parking spot at a time!

Check out some of the coverage:.

https://www.tapinto.net/articles/bloomfield-unveils-first-parklet-at-26th-annual-harvest-fest

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Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services

The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services' mission is to prevent disease and promote physical and mental well-being through policy development, disease detection, prevention, education, and enforcement. We aim to accomplish this mission in a culturally competent manner to ensure the highest quality of life for our residents.