Improving the lives of people in NoMa today and for generations to come.

The NoMa Parks Foundation strives to establish welcoming, sustainable, beautiful spaces where people can play, refresh and connect in NoMa, now and in the future.

Swampoodle Terrace

In September of 2020 the NoMa Parks Foundation acquired 1100 Third Street NE, at the northwest corner of Third and L streets NE. The vacant property, which consists of 5,800 square feet of land will be combined with adjacent DC-owned public space to create an 8,400 square foot park in this sun-graced spot. It is located directly north of the well-loved Swampoodle Park (8,200 square feet) on the southwest corner of 3rd and L streets NE.

NPF hired Lee and Associates, the DC landscape architecture firm that provided the award-winning design for Swampoodle Park, to create the perfect bookend to complement Swampoodle Park. The name “Swampoodle Terrace” was chosen in a community nomination and voting process.  Before its official, the name must be approved by DC Council action and Mayor Bowser. Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and the District Department of Parks and Recreation are supporting the community’s name selection process and Councilmember Allen will soon introduce legislation to make the name official.

Swampoodle II Site Concept Plan

Swampoodle Terrace Site Concept Plan

“Dave Thomas Circle” News:

Watch presentations from the May 18 (virtual) community meeting about the new open spaces coming to the Florida and New York Avenue NE Intersection Project (colloquially referred to as “Dave Thomas Circle”)!

Tanner Park News:

As of Thursday, June 25, 2020, Alethia Tanner Park is open!