Learn about generating your own energy while you play!

The Arts Council of Princeton announces Princeton’s next parklet, a public installation built to transform curbside parking spaces into beautiful, lively spaces for the community to enjoy. Following the success of Princeton’s first parklet, the newest parklet is an interactive structure with an “energy playground” theme and installed in front of jaZams on Palmer Square East.
The family-friendly parklet invites the public to explore and participate in active energy creation, utilizing a variety of energy generation technologies to inform the community about the importance of renewable energy in a fun, play-driven environment.

The structure is divided into 5 “rooms”:

  • Bike Room with repurposed bicycles that will power jaZams’ storefront display
  • Reading Room with a community library stocked with books donated by the Princeton Public Library
  • Game Room with various games and toys provided by jaZams
  • Engine Room with interactive hydro-power features
  • Sun Room with solar panels to gather and relax with neighbors and friends
  • Energy Parklet Lead Sponsors

    • Arts Council of Princeton
    • jaZams
    • Joseph Hobart Weiss Architecture, Planning, Design
    • nrg Energy
    • Hamilton Building Supply
    • Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

    Additional Sponsors

    • Davidge Design Studio
    • Halo Pub
    • Kopps Cycles
    • MacLean Agency
    • Nassau Inn
    • Palmer Square Management
    • Princeton Public Library
    • Princeton University School of Architecture
    • Thames and Kosmos
    • Municipality of Princeton
    • Smith’s Ace Hardware
    • Sustainable Princeton
    • Teresa’s Cafe
    • the bent spoon
    • Thinkform Architects

    Press:

    Princeton ‘parklet’ highlights importance of renewable energy, nj.com

    A New Parklet on Palmer Square Invites Passersby to Come and Play, TownTopics

    “Energy Playground” opens on Palmer Square, PlanetPrinceton.com

    Princeton sparks thought about renewable energy, nj.com

    Parklet comes back to Princeton, CentralJersey.com

    LOOSE ENDS: Princeton’s Energy Playground, CentralJersey.com