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Monday, June 17, 2024

Socialize Outside at Golden Triangle’s New Parklets

This spring, take meetings, work from home or just relax at nine new social spaces downtown. The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) originally designed ‘social spaces’ two years ago in an effort to create more “intimate, human-scaled places” through art installations. Some of the original art installations remain on display for both residents and visitors to see.

The BID is now expanding these ‘social spaces’ to include four new parklets, a pocket park and the addition of outdoor furniture at existing parks to create places for the community to meet, relax and enjoy the outdoors.

Created in collaboration with Vestre, the new parklet spaces aim to give residents a place to socialize, work and relax outdoors. The project was funded by the Streets for People Program which gives support to projects that activate the District’s blocks, sidewalks, streets and parks.

Two of the parklets are open now at 1300 Connecticut Ave NW and 706 I St NW. Two additional locations will open soon at 1800 M St NW and 1700 Pennsylvania Ave NW.

A new pocket park will also be established at the Connecticut Avenue Overlook (1365 Connecticut Ave NW) and additional outdoor furniture with increased seating areas will be installed at Farragut Square (K St. & 17th St. NW), Murrow Park (H St. & 18th St. NW), Monroe Park (I St. & 20th St. NW) and Longfellow Park (M St. & Connecticut Ave NW).

You can learn more about the Golden Triangle BID here.

Sarah Payne is a reporter for Capital Community News. She can be reached at sarahp@hillrag.com.

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