The first fully realized of the 36 projects CMG designed for the Yerba Buena Street Life plan, Parkmobiles are robust, movable containers with lush gardens that can placed in a standard on-street parking space. The Parkmobile program deploys several distinct gardens into the Yerba Buena district and relocates them frequently, covering the district with charming focal points and installations that encourage people to explore the district. Six were created to rotate around the district, each one visually distinct and habitat-specific, including plants like Tasmanian Tree Ferns Strawberry Trees, Yuccas, and shrubs that attracts birds and butterflies. The Parkmobiles are a response to Yerba Buena residents’ desire for more green on their streets, and are an identifying trait of the district.

client: Yerba Buena Community Benefit District
permitting: San Francisco Planning Department "parklet permit"
location: Yerba Buena District, San Francisco, CA
number: six
completed: 2011
Every Parkmobile provides a comfortable place to sit without encroaching on the sidewalk.
Parkmobiles are relocated throughout the district on standard hauling trucks.
Two Parkmobiles outside the SPUR Urban Center at the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan opening party.
CMG Principal Kevin Conger and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.
Parkmobile at Off the Grid, a weekly food event.