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.

In designing Swampoodle Terrace, NPF and Lee and Associates relied on the NoMa Public Realm Design Plan, input from ANC6C’s Environment Parks and Events and Transportation and Public Space committees, and a virtual community meeting held on April 12, 2021.  Swampoodle Terrace will include important new community gathering spaces, serving capability for events and storage for park equipment in a specially designed shipping container, flexible play and performance space, plenty of seating, a shade pergola, and beautiful plantings. Changes to adjacent public spaces will include traffic-calming measures, including curb bulb-outs, and new bike racks and micro-mobility corrals. The more flexible, passive uses included at Swampoodle Terrace will work well in conjunction with the active children’s play space, the Wallholla, and dog park at Swampoodle Park.

Construction on Swampoodle Terrace began in March 2022 and will be complete in the fall, subject to weather conditions and possible pandemic-related issues with materials availability.

Swampoodle II Rendering

Swampoodle Terrace Rendering

Swampoodle II Site Concept Plan

Swampoodle Terrace Site Concept Plan