Washingtonian: How 400 DC Neighbors Banded Together to Get Their Own Dog Park

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.


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 ImagineNoMaParks.org 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.

The dense Washington D.C. neighborhood of NoMa is getting a much-needed respite from the bustle in the form of a new 8,000-square-foot “micropark.” Greater Greater Washington reports the park should be open by the end of October or early November. Read more.


NoMa is expected to get a new park, half of which will be for dogs and half of which will be for children with a jungle gym-like structure included. Greater Greater Washington reported that the park will be located at the corner of Third and L streets NE. Read more.