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DCist: New NoMa Park Will Be Named For The Woman Who Helped Open First D.C. Schools For Black Children

August 29, 2018

NoMa has a name drawn from a buried piece of D.C.’s African American history for a new large park in the works. The new 2.5-acre park adjacent to the Metropolitan Branch Trail just north of the New York Avenue bridge in NoMa will be called Tanner Park. Read more.

Curbed: NoMa’s ‘art parks’ expected to finish construction by April

January 06, 2018

Since mid-2015, there have been plans to install interactive light installations in two underpasses in Washington, D.C.’s NoMa neighborhood. Finally, it looks like progress will come at last with construction expected to start later this month. Read more.

WAMU: Not Just A Silly Name: ‘Swampoodle’ Park Pays Tribute To D.C.’s Irish Past

December 18, 2017

The NoMa neighborhood in Northeast D.C. looks like an office park today, but there was a time when goats grazed that land, overseen by Irish immigrants who settled in the area more than 150 years ago. Read more.

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 vote, the NoMa Parks Foundation (NPF) announced that “Swampoodle Park” will be the name of the community playground and dog park, which is currently under construction. More than 1,500 votes were cast for a name in a three-week online poll, with 67% of respondents selecting “Swampoodle Park” over “Old City Corner” (21%) and “3rd and L Park” (12%).
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WBJ: NoMa’s first park brings back Swampoodle

December 13, 2017

NoMa is memorializing its own special corner of the swamp. The NoMa Parks Foundation, an arm of the NoMa Business Improvement District, announced Tuesday that the BID’s first park — consisting of a community playground and dog park at Third and L streets NE — will be called “Swampoodle Park.” Read more.