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

We’ve all heard “good things come in small packages”. Well, Swampoodle Terrace proves it!   This delight-filled, small park at the corner of 3rd and L streets NE, is beautiful and inviting. It is chockablock with trees and plants, as well as useful and restful spaces for NoMa neighbors.

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.

The name “Swampoodle Terrace” was chosen in a community nomination and voting process that garnered more than 900 participants in a two-round process. The community’s choice of Swampoodle Terrace was introduced by Councilmember Charles Allen for formal approval by the DC Council and Mayor Bowser. The ribbon-cutting for Swampoodle Terrace is scheduled for October 19th at 5 p.m.

Read More About Swampoodle Terrace

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!