Crystal City Open Space Series Final Workshop: Conclusions

Thank you for all the involvement and insight we have received from our valued community members throughout the Parks and Open Space process. Mark your calendars, as our final workshop will be taking place virtually on October 7th at 7pm. There, we will be reviewing feedback received throughout the engagement process for each of the 5 Crystal City parks, with a bit of time at the end for Q/A. Please register ahead of time here.

In anticipation of our final meeting, Hoerr Shaudt Landscape Architects will be uploading a presentation which will review the refined open space programming framework and park programming recommendations. A link to the presentation will be provided early next week.

Your participation during this process has been highly valued, and we look forward to seeing you the evening of October 7th.  

Recap: Crystal City Open Space Series Workshop Two: Framework Concept

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Workshop Two of the Crystal City Open Space Series. We were thrilled to see the participation and feedback for the programmatic elements in each park. If you missed the event, don’t worry, we've added the recording below and are including the full Meeting Notes here.

If you were unable to attend the meeting, but would still like to share your thoughts on the Framework Concepts, don't worry! We have opened up our Feedback section for additional park programmatic feedback. Stay tuned for our third meeting update in September!

Comment by Voicemail!

Make your voice heard - even without internet access. Share your comments by voicemail!

Thank you to everyone who has commented so far! To allow us to hear from more of you, we’re now accepting comments by voicemail. By calling 202-559-9358 and leaving a voicemail, your comment will automatically be transcribed onto our platform. Feel free to share this number with your local neighbors who would like to leave feedback on the project via voicemail as well!

We can’t wait to hear from you!



Tune in tonight!

If you have not already, please register for tonight's Workshop Two Meeting in the Crystal City Open Space Series here. We look forward to seeing you all (virtually) at 7PM tonight!

Share your feedback on amenities, activities, and features in the 5 parks!

Thank you to everyone who has answered our latest comment topics about the proposed programming in the 5 Crystal City Parks! We are hoping to collect as much of your feedback as possible ahead of our upcoming community meeting this Wednesday 7/22.

If you have the time, watch our recent Framework Concept presentation video (recording below) or take a look at 'The 5 Parks' tab on this website for more info on each park before answering our latest questions!

What kinds of activities, amenities, and features are the most (and least!) exciting to you in each park? Share your ideas with us HERE!

Let's continue the conversation!

Thank you to everyone who has commented so far! We’ve appreciated all your feedback and it’s help us get a better understanding of the community’s interest in the project. To continue the dialogue, we’ve added some new questions about key programmatic features in each of the parks.

After watching our Framework Concept presentation, click through these new topics in our comments section and post your ideas to help us continually improve our project. We can’t wait to hear from you!


Meeting Date Correction: July 22nd

Community Members,

We wanted to provide an update from our last post to clarify that our Crystal City Open Space Series Workshop Two meeting date has been corrected to Wednesday, July 22nd, at 7PM. Please register in advance here.

Crystal City Open Space Series Workshop Two: Framework Concept

Thank you all for the insight and feedback we have received thus far regarding the Crystal City Open Space Series. We are keeping the momentum up as we prepare for our second workshop of the series, where we will be reviewing the proffered park concepts.

Please mark your calendars, as our next virtual meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 22nd, at 7PM. Please register in advance of the meeting here.

In preparation for our second in-person meeting, we would like community members to review the presentation below where Hoerr Shaudt Architects introduces programming framework.



Your participation during this process has been more than helpful. Please continue to share your feedback with our presentation survey, which can be found in the comments section. We look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting!


Thanks for joining us at our first meeting! What’s next?

Thank you to everyone who joined our virtual meeting on Thursday evening. If you missed the event, don’t worry, we've uploaded the presentation slides to this website, which you can view here and have added the recording of the meeting below so that you can view it at your convenience!

To recap, during the meeting we presented on an overview of the Open Space process. We then dove deeper into the strategic plan and synergy between the future open spaces. The meeting closed off with touching on the vision, goals, and priorities. You can view the full meeting notes here.

It was great to see such a great turnout and engagement! We really appreciate the community's focus on adding vibrancy and culture to each park.

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting! Please continue to share your feedback and questions in the comments section, we love hearing from you!

Join us at our first virtual meeting on June 24th at 7pm!

The Crystal City BID will be hosting our first virtual community engagement meeting on June 24th, at 7pm. We hope to see you participate live as we continue the Crystal City Open Space Series. This will be our first meeting in a three part series aimed at fostering community dialogue. Register here and come ready to share your diverse input and perspectives. If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to add ideas and comments through our online forum. In order to remain in the loop on the most recent updates, please hit the blue subscribe button above. We look forward to seeing you at our first meeting!



Welcome to the Crystal City Parks outreach site!

JBGS is excited to be using CoUrbanize again for our conversation around planned open spaces in Crystal City. In the past, JBGS has utilized CoUrbanize’s effective and dynamic features for virtual development projects to spur engagement in the Capital Region. As we continue to find new ways to strengthen our conversation with the community, we hope you take this time to check out the site’s features and capabilities. The ability to receive feedback directly has us excited to hear what you have to say! 

Stay Safe

In light of recent affairs, JBG SMITH and our project team wish you and your loved ones well during these difficult times. To keep everyone safe, engagement meetings will be postponed indefinitely.