This parklet space is brought to you by SFDC, in partnership with Northern Virginia Realtors Association (NVAR), Federal Realty, Gum Springs Museum, and Fairfax County Government.

park·let
/ˈpärklət/
noun US
  1. a small seating area or green space created as a public amenity on or alongside a sidewalk, especially in a former roadside parking space.
    “the parklet features planters full of tall shrubs that shield visitors from traffic”

Parklet Plaza aims to create a vibrant community space for residents of the Richmond Highway Corridor. The project will convert an underutilized space in the Mount Vernon Plaza shopping center into an activated area. SFDC is partnering with the Gum Springs Museum to add elements of the areas rich history to the parklet.

SFDC intends to host socially distant community days to involve local residents in the creation of the parklet. Stay tuned for upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Click here for Gum Springs Museum Information.

Tools and Equipment List

Planter Removal

  • 5 – Round Point Shovels
  • 2 – Square Point Shovels
  • 1-2 -Rotary Hammer (Rental)
  • 2 – 4″ x 7″ Brick Chisel
  • 1 – 14″ Sledge Hammer
  • 1 – 36″ Sledge Hammer
  • 1 – Grinder to cut Rebar
  • 1 – Wheel Barrow
  • 1 – Truck (Dirt and Debris Haul-off)
  • 5 – Pairs of work gloves

Tables & Chairs, Circular Benches, Bike Racks

  • 1 – Concrete Drill (Rental)
  • 200 – Lag Bolts
  • 1 – Case of Mortar (fill old bolt holes from tables, chairs, and circular benches)
  • 1 – Heavy Duty Adjustable Wrench Set
  • 3 – Hammers
  • 1 – Set of Screwdrivers
  • 200 – Metal Screws
  • 1 – 100′ Measuring Tape
  • 2 – 50′ Measuring Tapes

New Planter with Water Feature

  • 1 – Concrete Saw (Rental)
  • 1 – Case Concrete Glue
  • 10 – Bags Quikrete Concrete Mix (Block Fill, Circular Bench Footings, etc.)
  • 1 – Wheel Barrow (in addition to the one for the planter removal to mix concrete and mortar in)

Landscape Removal

  • 1 – Set of Loppers
  • 2 – Sets of Pruning Shears
  • 1 – Chainsaw

Parklet Concept 10.01.2020