City of Columbia Opens First Parklet
May 03, 2021

The City of Columbia is celebrating the addition of our first public parklet, an outdoor space placed in a parking space with public seating for all to use! The addition of this parklet is a continuation of the City’s efforts to enliven public spaces and make them more accommodating for residents, businesses, and visitors. The parklet is located on Washington Street between Main Street and Sumter Street in front of the historic Arcade Building. This parklet is the first of its kind in the City and will serve as a pilot project for additional similar public spaces in the future. 

The project was made possible by a grant from the AARP Community Challenge program. Additional support has been given by One Columbia, City Center Partnership, and Southern Vistas. The art is original work by Frankie Zombie.

To learn more about this parklet and other ongoing projects, check out https://www.columbiasc.gov/planning-preservation.

WHAT:        City of Columbia’s First Parklet

WHERE:      The parklet is located on Washington Street between Main Street and Sumter Street in front of the historic Arcade Building.

WHO:          Open to the public