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“Swampoodle II” Naming News
ROUND TWO ON “TWOSDAY” – THE VOTE TO NAME NOMA’S NEW PARK
Public Encouraged to Visit ImagineNoMaParks.org to Vote for Favorite Name by March 8th Deadline
February 22, 2022 (Washington, DC) – In the spirit of Twosday, 2/22/22, the NoMa Parks Foundation (NPF) is excited to kickoff Round Two of the community voting process for a permanent name for “Swampoodle II”, NoMa’s newest park.
Since fall 2020 when the NPF acquired the vacant lot at 3rd & L Streets NE, this park project has been referred to as “Swampoodle II,” given its twin-like size and location directly across L Street NE from Swampoodle Park, which the NPF delivered to the community in 2018.
Round One of the community naming process yielded more than 200 nominations, with strong consensus emerging around the following three potential, permanent names for “Swampoodle II”:
Now it’s time for the Round Two voting process. The public is encouraged to visit the website, ImagineNoMaParks.org by 11:59 p.m. on March 8, 2022, to cast their vote for one of the top three finalist naming options. Those without Internet access can call (202) 289-0111 to request a ballot be sent in the mail.
“Once again, the community showed its thoughtfulness and enthusiasm for NoMa Parks and provided great input,” said Robin-Eve Jasper, NoMa Parks Foundation President. “Since good things come in twos, we look forward to another strong turnout in Round Two of the Swampoodle II community naming process!”
Round Two voting results will be announced on March 14, and, shortly thereafter, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, a veteran and staunch supporter of the NoMa parks community naming process, will introduce formal legislation to name this new park to the DC Council.
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