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Submit your PARK(ing) Day design!

PARK(ing) Day is a yearly international event which transforms parking spaces into small parks and engaging public spaces. The creativity shown at this event each year has inspired people in cities everywhere to participate in shaping their urban environment. 

Two things Crystal City has in abundance are parking and creative people, so the Crystal City BID is holding a competition to solicit your ideas for this year's PARK(ing) Day! We will fund the best design(s), up to $1,000. To enter:

  1. Review the Guidelines and create a design for your parking spot. For inspiration, check out past designs
  2. Identify a potential parking space in Crystal City to implement your design. 
  3. Submit your design by 3pm on August 24 to

Questions? Contact Cassie Hurley at (703) 412-9433. 



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Upcoming Events

Monday Morning Yoga

Mondays thru September | Crystal City Water Park | 1601 Crystal Dr

Glow Yoga at the Fountain

Sundays thru August | Crystal City Water Park | 1601 Crystal Dr

Adult Play Date Pop-up

Sunday, September 23 | 1900 Crystal Dr

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