Elevation DC: Parks in NoMa

There are two new parks popping up in the city.

Developer JBG built a funky community space, a pop-up park at N Street NE, adjacent to the Hyatt Place hotel, reports the NoMa BID. Read more. 

The District Department of Transportation Saturday presented preliminary design plans for parts of the Metropolitan Branch Trail that will link existing off-road segments in Northeast DC with the Maryland border. Read more.


PARK(ing) Day has come and gone another year. As always, Elevation DC managing editor Rachel Kaufman CaBiked to as many spots as possible while the parklets were up.

PARK(ing) Day is a decade-old event where groups of people turn a street parking space into a mini park (or “parklet”). Maybe it’s just a bit of grass and a chair, maybe it’s a game of cornhole or a park bench. (One category of “things that go in parks but that we haven’t seen in parklets”: statues. Let’s have a giant statue in a parklet next year, please.)

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