Coming Soon to Tysons: Capital One Center’s New Skypark!
The Coronavirus pandemic has magnified the need for public outdoor space, including parks, plazas, and recreational facilities. While the upcoming cold winter weather may be prohibitive for outdoor recreation and socializing in 2020, fear not: a 1.2 acre public sky park in Tysons is on the horizon and scheduled to open in the summer of 2021!
Steps away from the McLean Metro Station, Capital One Center is developing a mixed-use entertainment epicenter which will be accessible to the public and will offer over six million SF of walkable development in Tysons East. Once complete, this development will include a world class performing arts center, a new hotel, 250,000 SF of retail, and a 1.2 acre sky park, The Perch.
The Perch is scheduled to open to the public in the summer of 2021, and will serve as a venue for community cultural events, a center stage for local artists, while offering a new interactive way to experience Tysons. Capital One Center plans to host wide range of public events, including musical acts, speaker series, fitness classes and festivals.
Public art is central to The Perch and Capital One Center. Through a partnership with ARTSFairfax, Capital One Center commissioned local artist Nick Zimbro to design pop-up murals throughout the campus for a whimsical wayfinding experience. In collaboration with ARTSFairfax, local musicians, dancers and theatrical performers will be able to perform at The Perch and Capital One Hall (a 1,600 seat performing arts center and 300 seat black box theater, with an estimated and anticipated 200 shows annually).
For more information on the progress and opening, follow the evolution: @CapitalOneCenter on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn, or visit capitalonecenter.com. Interested in Capital One Center collaborations? Contact Meghan Trossen at email@example.com.
[Photos provided by Capital One Center]