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Alethia Tanner Park

NoMa and Eckington's community park for green space, events, and more.

About

Sitting just north of New York Avenue NE in Eckington at 227 Harry Thomas Way NE, this 2.5-acre space features an expansive green lawn, a children’s playground, a dedicated dog park, and other great amenities.

From NoMa’s outdoor movie night, CiNoMatic, to a weekly farmers market, Alethia Tanner Park is the location of a variety of free, community events produced by the NoMa BID.

Location

227 Harry Thomas Way NE

Year Acquired

December 2015 / May 2016

Groundbreaking

March 2019

Opening

June 2020

Size

2.5 acres

Park Features

Park features include:

  • Bioremediation meadow with a boardwalk
  • Cafe space with seating
  • Connections to the Metropolitan Branch Trail
  • Dog park managed by Eckington Parks & Arts
  • Greenery, gardens, and a large open lawn
  • Playground
  • Built in armature and sound system for outdoor movie screenings

Park Partners

Alethia Tanner Park is owned by the city and managed by the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. To inquire about hosting an event for the park, and to apply for an event permit, click here.

To report a park maintenance issue, please contact DC 311.

The dog park is maintained by Eckington Parks & Arts.

Park History

Alethia Tanner Park sits on what was formerly a fenced-off vacant lot just north of the New York Avenue bridge between the Metropolitan Branch Trail and Harry Thomas Way NE. A park on this site was first proposed in the NoMa Public Realm Design Plan. With the working name “Pepco Park,” the undeveloped Pepco-owned site on the east side of Harry Thomas Way, adjacent to an existing Pepco substation, was recognized as the largest and most significant open space in the area.

To learn more about the park’s history, including the site design, community engagement, and naming process, download the Imagine NoMa Parks Report.

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