The Business Journal reported last week that Fresno has launched a parklet pilot program. (Header image is theirs).
A parklet is a low-cost, mini park that is built in what used to be a parking space (or two, or three). The intention behind them is to turn a space previously used for private car storage into something that can be used by everybody. In many cities, they are built in partnership with a local business, usually a food-related one, to create new outdoor seating. In most cases, the businesses agrees to maintain the parklet, but they are not allowed to restrict it to customers.
The first one opened by Bitwise as a way to provide some outdoor space for the company.