Attractive public gathering spaces, offering greenery and seating in urban areas where space is often limited, are key to successful urban areas. With this in mind, the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with Arlington County, is launching a new parklet today, May 31.

Parklets typically take over existing under-utilized parking spaces and often act as an extension of the sidewalk. They can be part of a grassroots effort, installed by businesses or, as is this case, created by a BID. A variety of creative designs have been developed that often tie back to the surrounding environment.