A new parklet has popped up in Washington D.C., and unlike the short-lived public spaces that appear in parking spaces for PARK(ing) Day, this one is sticking around until mid-October. The seasonal space, dubbed parKIT, opened on July 14 and takes over two parking spots.
parKIT features yellow triangular benches and planters and was created by two designers at Gensler who won an in-house competition for the project. (The parklet sits right outside of Gensler’s Washington office.(Flickr/ aueagle2006)
Golden Triangle Business Improvement District funded the project and will be hosting small events with Gensler in the space once a week. “We are always looking for more ways for people to enjoy the outdoors in our great neighborhood,” said Leona Agouridis, executive director of the BID in a statement. “While we have many parks, this is a fun way to think differently about a part of our community.”(Flickr/ aueagle2006)
If you’re in the District and want to park it at parKIT, swing by 2020 K Street NW.