NoMa BID | Park(ing) Day

september 2019

20sep9:30 am3:30 pmNoMa BID EventNoMa BID | Park(ing) Day

Event Details

The NoMa BID is excited to partner with DDOT and local businesses for D.C.’s 2019 Park(ing) Day. Come to the heart of NoMa on September 20 to see curbside metered parking spots turned into mini-parks for a day! All of the following parklets will be open from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

1100 Block, First Street NE, West Side


As summer comes to a close, architecture firm Antunovich Associates is throwing a pool party, and everyone’s invited. Their parklet will feature artificial turf, a 2-foot-by-4-foot pool covered in glass mosaic tile, plantings, and chaise lounges and other seating. Stop by and dip your toes for a little warm-weather respite. And don’t worry about safety: The space will be staffed by vigilant “lifeguards,” who will also be handing out lemonade refreshments.


Inspired by their gratitude for a beautiful new NoMa office, marketing/design agency Brllnt is creating a place for sharing kindness and giving back to the community with their giving tree, made in partnership with local experience builders Design Foundry. Bring a book to donate to our soon-to-be neighbor Goodwill of Greater Washington, and tell someone “You’re Brllnt” with personalized bookmarks to share with the community.

1200 Block, First Street NE, East Side


The vision of architect Colin Murray, this parklet will be enclosed on three sides by wooden shipping pallets, turned on their sides and filled with plantings along the top. Sod grass will fill the space, and there will be chairs and blankets available for people sit and relax for a while. NoMa restaurant Laos in Town will be on hand to provide free food all day long.


You’ve heard about the NoMa Parks Foundation’s largest project, Alethia Tanner Park, now under construction and expected to open in a few months. Visit this roughly to-scale version for a preview of what NoMa’s 2.5-acre park will offer, including green space, playground, dog park, and an improved Metropolitan Branch Trail. There will be materials about the park and its namesake, Alethia Tanner, and staff will be on hand to talk about what else the NPF is working on.

***Location on parks and locations is dependent on DDOT permit approval***


(Friday) 9:30 am - 3:30 pm EST


Various Locations in NoMa (See description)