The NoMa Parks Foundation is committed to carrying out the vision expressed in the NoMa Public Realm Design Plan. That Plan, however, is conceptual and there will continually be a need for community engagement in order to refine and implement each of the NoMa park projects. To that end, the NoMa Parks Foundation is committed to the following plan for on-going community engagement.



Project-specific Community Engagement:

Each of the design contracts for NoMa parks includes community meetings as a design team requirement during the schematic design process. Additionally, the NoMa Parks Foundation looks forward to opportunities to regularly provide web-based information and receive online feedback.



At least three times each year, the NoMa Parks Foundation will hold a public meeting to provide general updates on NoMa Parks progress and receive community feedback.


Annual Report:

The NoMa Parks Foundation will publish an Annual Report outlining its activities during the prior year. The Annual Report will be posted on this website.


Report to Advisory Neighborhood Commissions:

The NoMa Parks Foundation will provide reports to local Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs), their committees, and local neighborhood and civic associations. Requests to schedule such reports should be directed to Curtis Clay, Director of Park and Public Realm Development at [email protected] .

Community engagement activities that have occurred in 2014:

  • Underpass competition
    • Public exhibit displaying finalists
    • Public meeting to garner input and answer questions on the competition
    • Online survey to garner input from community on finalists (370 responses)
    • Big media push through Art4Business consultants resulted in several articles written about the project
  • Playable Art Competition
    • Multiple public meetings with Office of Planning to garner input
    • Table set up during NoMa Summer Screen with digital survey input on ipads.
  • NoMa Meander
    • Public presentation to ANC meeting where unanimous vote was received in support for the project.