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%).
The NoMa Parks Foundation has extended the deadline to propose names for two parks in the neighborhood. Through Friday, September 1, the NoMa Parks Foundation is seeking community input to name the 2.5-acre green space north of New York Avenue and a smaller park at 3rd and L streets NE. Neighbors and community members are encouraged to propose names via the Foundation’s engagement website, ImagineNoMaParks.com:
Suggested names will be narrowed to four or five options, then released again for a final community vote. The final selections will be recommended to the D.C. Council and Mayor Muriel Bowser, who will make the ultimate decision. Thank you for your participation!
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