Miniature urban park removed from downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas (KTNV) - A miniature urban park in downtown Las Vegas has suddenly been removed, and some people are wondering why.  

The Parklet was installed back in April of 2015, inside a parking space at 6th and Carson, as part of downtown's revitalization project.  The idea was that prime downtown parking should be reserved for people, not cars.  

Other parklets have been successful in cities like San Francisco, and New York.  

However, the mini park in downtown has now been removed.  A representative with Downtown Project says it just wasn't working in Las Vegas. 

They initially tried moving the Parklet out of a parking space, but that didn't work either, and they made the decision to remove it.  

Over time, we realized that the short term and loading zone parking spaces that it was occupying were going to be very important to some of the business within the John E. Carson building," says Megan Fazio, a representative for Downtown Project.  "The Parklet eventually became a cleaning and maintenance burden due to its misuse, so we had to make the difficult decision to have it removed."  

Downtown Project says they don't currently have any plans to rebuild it.  

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