The new GLDN+ Parklets are part of a series of Social Spaces with new seating areas, greenery, and colorful art where you can gather outdoors across the Golden Triangle.  The BID worked with Vestre to fabricate the parklets to transform the streetscape and provide attractive meeting places with accessible and seamless transitions from the sidewalks. These new meeting spaces are made with sustainable materials, like low carbon steel and sustainably harvested wood with natural finishes.

Find the new GLDN+ Parklets here:

  • N Street NW: 1300 Connecticut Avenue NW (in front of Moby Dick House of Kabobs)
  • I Street NW: 1706 I Street NW (between Foxtrot Market and Sweetgreen)
  • M Street NW: 1800 block of M Street
  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW: 1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

The parklets were made possible by the Streets for People grant program under the DC Office of Planning. This program seeks to support economic recovery and celebrate DC’s diverse culture by attracting people to a vibrant area of activated blocks, sidewalks, streets, and parks. For more information, please visit .

I Street Parklet

N Street Parklet

M Street Parklet

Pennsylvania Avenue Parklet

Connecticut Avenue Overlook

The Connecticut Avenue Overlook pocket park is a space where everyone is invited to gather and connect. This large concrete area has been transformed with greenery, seating, and public art for the community.

The pocket park was created by the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District and made possible by the Streets for People grant program under the DC Office of Planning.

The Golden Triangle BID, in partnership with the District Department of Transportation and ZGF Architects transformed the underutilized concrete semicircle at Connecticut Avenue by Dupont Circle into a pocket park named Connecticut Avenue Overlook.


Golden Spike by HYBYCOZO

Golden Spike first made its way to the neighborhood as part of a groundbreaking collaboration between the Golden Triangle BID and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery – entitled No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick in 2018. The partnership brought Burning Man sculptures to the streets of the Golden Triangle.

Penn Ave Pocket Park

Located on Pennsylvania Avenue, H and 19th Streets NW – this pocket park evolved into a vibrant urban oasis by the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID), supported by the DC Office of Planning’s Streets for People grant program. The newest installation, Chroma, by My Ly Design, not only catches the eye but also provides essential shade and seating for pedestrians, creating a welcoming space for social interaction and reflection in the city.