Swampoodle Park II

Corner of 3rd & L NE

No, the real, final name of this park won’t be Swampoodle II, but until the community weighs in and the DC Council and Mayor approve a name for this new NoMa park, it is the “working name” for the parcel acquired in September 2020 at the northeast corner of 3rd and L NE.

Since the purchase last fall, the NoMa Parks Foundation has been busy assessing the site, reviewing community input and beginning the design process. Thanks to everyone who joined our April 12, 2021 Community Conversation. To view a video of the meeting and review the designs, please click here.


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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 features an expansive green lawn, a children’s playground, a dedicated dog park, and other great amenities. The park was designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz in conjunction with community input and is part of the D.C. parks system.

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Swampoodle Park

Corner of 3rd & L St 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. The dog park is maintained by Friends of NoMa Dogs.

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M Street NE Underpass

Designed by Thurlow Small Architecture + NIO architectenRain 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.

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L Street NE Underpass

Lightweave, designed by FUTUREFORMS, turns vibrations from passing trains and sounds in the underpass into dynamic auroras of patterned light across four different hues and variable intensities of light.

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