NOMA: Vote on the Final Names for NoMa’s First Park
NoMa’s first park is under construction at 3rd and L streets NE, and 123 submissions from hundreds of community members have been narrowed to three final names. Please vote! The proposed names are: Swampoodle Park, Old City Corner, and 3rd and L Park. The first two were popular in the community submission process this summer; the latter has been the working name throughout the park’s development and was also suggested in the community submission process. Please view signage mock-ups with each name and take the survey here. The final contender will be recommended to the DC Council and the Mayor, who will make the ultimate decision.
The park at 3rd and L is an 8,000-square-foot space that will include plantings and gathering spaces; a vertical play structure designed for children ages 5 and up; and a space for dogs to run and play, complete with a dog agility ramp. It is built on the first parcel purchased by the NoMa Parks Foundation, which held multiple community meetings and received input from the public for two years to design the space to meet the neighborhood’s needs.
Blue Skye Construction, a District-based small business, is currently building the park. Construction is expected to conclude in January. Upon completion, the park will be owned by the District government, and the dog park will be maintained by the Friends of NoMa Dogs.
More about the park can be found here.
The full link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3andLPark.
Voting for the final name for the larger “NoMa Green” park will take place later this fall.