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On September 15, the Rosslyn BID will take part in the nationwide PARK(ing) Day initiative at the site of our future parklet. Come to the corner of N. Oak St. and Wilson Blvd. to check out our simulated parklet. It will take over two parking spaces and feature a green-turf lawn and chairs.
In the morning, Allspice Cafe & Catering will be on hand serving free coffee and bagels and cream cheese. There will be music and different games throughout the day, including cornhole, Giant Jenga, and foosball. Bring your lunch — there will be plenty of seating — and soak up the atmosphere. Share your experience on social media with #ParkingDay.
Meanwhile, the Rosslyn BID will provide visitors with 10 percent discount cards for Rosslyn restaurants, including Allspice, Heavy Seas Alehouse, Roti and Subway. We'll also share information about Rosslyn's recently approved streetscape elements, as well as the plans for Arlington County’s first parklet, which will be installed in spring 2018.
About PARK(ing) Day
PARK(ing) Day is an annual event that began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco-based interdisciplinary studio, turned a parking space into a public park. What started as an art experiment is now an internationally recognized event transforming parking spaces around the world every third Friday of September. Parking spaces have been reimagined with everything from seating and greenery to art pieces and activities. People are encouraged to consider the way they currently use road space and how these spaces could be used differently, especially to serve those in places with limited public space.