GGW: NoMa wants your help naming its new large park

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

Work to brighten the otherwise-drab underpass on M Street NE is underway. Crews have begun installing “Rain,” the first of what will eventually be four underpass parks in NoMa. Read more.

A new park is set to go up in NoMa, at 3rd and L Streets NE, and the NoMa Parks Foundation recently unveiled three potential designs. Each has a dog park and an area for small children, including a unique jungle gym-like structure to increase play space in the small park. Read more.

A lot of change is on the way in NoMa. Work on two underpasses is expected to finally begin this year while designs for a new Third Street park, and the search for a designer for the NoMa Green are underway. Read more.

The foundation that plans park development in NoMa just bought its first piece of land. That means progress for the booming neighborhood, where it’s been tough to get an ambitious park plan off the ground. Read more.