Rain

M STREET NE UNDERPASS

Designed by Thurlow Small Architecture + NIO architecten, Rain comprises 4,000 LED-powered polycarbonate tubes that glow with a soft blue-white light and pulse in response to traffic flow in the underpass.

NOW OPEN

Swampoodle Park

CORNER OF 3RD & L NE

This 8,000-square-foot parcel — named for the vanished 19th century neighborhood it sits near — includes a dog space with an agility structure, a Wallholla for children to climb on, and public seating. Designed by Lee & Associates in conjunction with community input, it is owned by the city and managed by the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation.

NOW OPEN

Lightweave

L STREET NE UNDERPASS

Lightweave, designed by Future Cities Lab, will translate ambient sounds from passing trains and other neighborhood sounds into dynamic auroras of patterned light across four different hues and variable intensities of light.

OPENING: EARLY 2019

“Alethia Tanner Park”

BETWEEN HARRY THOMAS WAY NE & THE METROPOLITAN BRANCH TRAIL

Sitting just north of New York Avenue NE in Eckington, this 2.5-acre space will feature an expansive green lawn, a dedicated dog park, a children’s playground, and other great amenities. The park was designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz in conjunction with community input and will be part of the D.C. parks system.

OPENING: LATE 2019

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