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NoMa Parks Foundation Announces “Swampoodle Park” as Publicly Chosen Name for New Park at 3rd and L Streets NE

December 13, 2017

Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen to introduce legislation officially sanctioning chosen name of under-construction dog park and children’s playground WASHINGTON, D.C. / DECEMBER 13, 2017 — After crowdsourcing dozens of possible names for a new park at the corner of 3rd and L streets NE and then putting three of the best options to a public […]

Washingtonian: How 400 DC Neighbors Banded Together to Get Their Own Dog Park

October 19, 2017

If you want a friend in Washington, the saying goes, get a dog. If you want a whole bunch of friends in Washington, get a dog park. Read more.

Washington Post: What DC’s Dog Parks Say About the Changing City

August 27, 2017

The carpet is all rolled out for the Duke of Dupont. That’s the green carpet of synthetic turf at the S Street Dog Park in the District’s Dupont Circle neighborhood, mind you. And Duke is a 7-month-old English chocolate Lab who boasts close to 700 followers on his Instagram account, managed by his owner, Fabiola Calero, 28. […]

GGW: NoMa wants your help naming its new large park

August 15, 2017

The NoMa Parks Foundation has begun the process of selecting a name for its new large park off the Metropolitan Branch Trail north of Florida Avenue. Taking into account some of the controversy over naming the space directly after the neighborhood, the organization is looking to local history and landmarks for possible ideas. Read More

Frozen Tropics: You Can Help Name Two NoMa Parks

August 15, 2017

The NoMa Parks Foundation wants your help to name two neighborhood parks. You have until August 25th to submit your suggestions. They’ll narrow it down to 4-5 options and take a public vote, with the results determining the recommendations to be submitted to the D.C. Council and Mayor Muriel Bowser. Read more.