New Rosslyn parklet now open


Seating and greenery are key features on corner of Oak St. and Wilson Blvd.

Provide feedback on the Rosslyn parklet here.

On May 31, Rosslyn opens the first parklet in Arlington County. Parklets typically take over existing, under-utilized parking spaces and provide an extension of the sidewalk. They usually offer additional seating areas with greenery that softens the streetscape.

Rosslyn’s parklet is located at the corner of Oak St. and Wilson Blvd., a space maintained by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID). The space is open to the public. The parklet is part of a broader Streetscape Elements Master Plan, which was approved by the Arlington County Board in June 2017.

The parklet uses the same design principles as the broader streetscape elements. They were designed by Ignacio Ciocchini, the industrial designer responsible for the furnishings at Bryant Park in New York City. The Rosslyn elements aim to offer a unifying and modern aesthetic to the public right of way.

The parklet is a two-year prototype installation. We are seeking feedback from users to evaluate the project’s success and make any adjustments needed.

Please take a moment to share your feedback on the Rosslyn parklet at this link.

Related event: Rosslyn BID Parklet Launch


Photo at top: The Rosslyn parklet, which was recently installed, opened May 31 at the corner of Oak St. and Wilson Blvd. Photos below: The Rosslyn parklet, as seen in fabrication at a factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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