DCist: New NoMa Park Will Be Named For The Woman Who Helped Open First D.C. Schools For Black Children

NoMa has a name drawn from a buried piece of D.C.’s African American history for a new large park in the works. The new 2.5-acre park adjacent to the Metropolitan Branch Trail just north of the New York Avenue bridge in NoMa will be called Tanner 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.

If all goes according to plan, NoMa residents will have a new, lush, green public park to enjoy in 2018, thanks to the NoMa Parks Foundation, which has just acquired the two-acre parcel of land it’s had its collective eyes on for years. Read more.

The NoMa neighborhood acquired its second piece of land for a local park near Harry Thomas Way NE, the Metropolitan Branch Trail and New York Avenue NE on Jan. 4. NoMa Parks Foundation bought the two-acre plot for $14 million dollars from Pepco. The funds came from the $50 million awarded to the foundation by the DC government in 2013 to develop new public park spaces.  Read more here.

NoMa residents — prepare for the neighborhood’s first park. On Oct. 29, the NoMa Parks Foundation announced that it bought the lot at Third and L Street NE to develop into an 8,000-square-foot public space. Read more.