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 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.
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.
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. Read more.
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
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