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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Parklet Palooza Planned for September 21 in Old Town Pocatello

Participants enjoy parklets at PARK(ing) Day 2018.

Parking spots for people will soon be on display in Old Town Pocatello. 

Saturday, September 21 the City of Pocatello Public Works Department and Old Town Pocatello will be hosting Parklet Palooza in downtown Pocatello. Parklets are reimagined parking spaces that are focused on people-centric activities. The event is held in conjunction with International PARK(ing) Day. 

“We are excited to participate in PARK(ing) Day again this year,” said Maggie Clark, Project Manager for the City of Pocatello. “Come check out the parklets in Old Town to see how urban space could be organized differently for more human interaction as well as enjoy dining and shopping specials in creative spaces designed for you to explore.” 

“Parklet Palooza is a wonderful opportunity for our residents and visitors to come walk through Old Town, experience each of the 12 unique parklets, and enjoy the charm of our downtown area,” said Stephanie Palagi, Executive Director of Old Town Pocatello. “Each parklet will highlight the participating businesses along with shopping and dining specials. The parklets this year will include cornhole games, a miniature football field, seating areas, candy, treats, Zoo Idaho animals, and more.”   

The public can view and use the parklets starting at 10 a.m. through 4 p.m.

Organizations and businesses scheduled to participate include Station Square, Old Town Pocatello, Portneuf Valley Brewing, The Elwin Cottage, PV’s Uncorked on Main, The Yellowstone Restaurant, Mind Your Body, Salt & Honey, The Orange and Black Store, Main Steam Coffee and Desserts, Poky Dot Boutique, Snake River Fly, Cherub Capers Creations, Family Services Alliance and Molinelli's Jewelers.

Last year, the City of Pocatello hosted its first-ever PARK(ing) Day in Old Town Pocatello which saw groups use their parklets for games, dining spots, art installations, and more. 

For more information on Parklet Palooza, contact Maggie Clark, Project Manager, at 208-234-6225 or via email at

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