NoMa Parks Foundation Seeks Community Input to Name Two Parks


You’ve supported the efforts to bring parks to NoMa — now it’s time to name two of the forthcoming parks!

The NoMa Parks Foundation is seeking community input to name the 2.5-acre green space north of New York Avenue (known as “NoMa Green”), and a smaller park at the corner of 3rd and L streets NE (known as 3rd and L Park). Neighbors and community members are encouraged to propose names at through August 25. At the website, you’ll find helpful documents for each park, including images of the designs, neighborhood history, and some questions to consider as you brainstorm names.

Suggested names will be narrowed to four or five options, then released again for a community vote. The final selections will be recommended to the D.C. Council and Mayor Muriel Bowser, who will make the ultimate decision on the name for these new public parks that will serve all District residents and visitors.

Get your creative juices flowing and help identify a welcoming name that will stand the test of time!

Already, people who love green spaces should be able to fall in love with the nation’s capital. There are so many parks and public areas to choose from, from Meridian Hill Park to Rock Creek Park. In the coming years, residents and tourists alike will be able to find even more parks along with heavily refurbished ones. Read more.

Next to the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) and north of the New York Avenue bridge, there is a vacant, green space, known as NoMa Green. Recently, new plans were finalized for the area to eventually become a space for children with a playground as well as a space for dog owners with a dog park. Read more.

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