MVT CID Partners with 5th Street Ace Hardware for Fun and Games and Workshops Park(let) for Park(ing) Day on September 15

Wednesday September 13, 2017

On Friday, September 15, the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID) and 5th Street Ace Hardware will partner to transform two parking spaces on 5th Street NW – just north of K Street, NW and in front of the hardware store – into a 40-foot contiguous pop-up park or park(let) as part of 2017 PARK(ing) Day in Washington, DC. In one parking space, the hardware store will fabricate a complimentary workshop and outdoor seating area, where store staff will lead free informational workshops to customers and visitors walking by. In the second parking space, the MVT CID will welcome guests to a free game area, including oversized wooden “jenga” blocks, plinko and tic-tac-toe. The MVT CID/5th Street Ace Hardware park(let) will be open from 10 AM to 6 PM. Each year, working in conjunction with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), DC businesses put their creativity on display, building pop-up parks and living rooms in curbside parking spaces.

Initially created by the San Francisco design studio Rebar, PARK(ing) Day is an event in which residents and businesses re-think how we use public space by converting metered on-street parking spaces into temporary parks. Since its inception in 2005, the event has spread to cities around the world, taking place on the third Friday of September.

About The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District
The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District is a private, nonprofit organization established to enhance the overall quality of life for all members of the community including residents, visitors, business owners, and property owners in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood in Downtown DC. The Mount Vernon Triangle is considered to be one of Washington DC’s best examples of a mixed-use community, a vibrant neighborhood in the heart of the City—both geographically and culturally. Its boundaries include 17 blocks within the East End of downtown Washington, D.C., bordered by Seventh Street to the west, Massachusetts Avenue to the south, New York Avenue to the north and New Jersey Avenue to the east. The Mount Vernon Triangle is a welcoming, authentic, and centered neighborhood that mirrors the City’s unique mix of historic and modern buildings, longtime and new residents, and diverse cultures, restaurants, and urban experiences. For more information, we invite you to explore our website at or follow us on Facebook at, Twitter @MVTCID, Instagram and Flickr