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Swampoodle Terrace

This delight-filled, small park at the corner of 3rd and L streets NE sits directly across the street from Swampoodle Park.

About

Swampoodle Terrace proves that good things come in small packages. This delight-filled, small park at the corner of 3rd and L streets NE sits directly across the street from Swampoodle Park. Thoughtful plantings of trees and shrubbery, a shade pergola, and plenty of built-in seating combine to offer flexible space for small gatherings and performances, as well as individual, contemplative spots to rest, read, or relax.

Location

1100 3rd Street NE

Year Acquired

September 2020

Groundbreaking

February 2022

Opening

October 2022

Size

8,400 SF

Park Features

Park features include:

  • Community herb garden
  • Community gathering space with a shade pergola and built-in seating
  • Flexible play and performance spaces
  • Park equipment storage and service structure

Park Partners

Swampoodle Terrace is owned by the city and managed by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation.

To report a maintenance issue, please contact DC 311.

Park History

In September 2020, the NoMa Parks Foundation acquired 1100–1102 and 1104 3rd Street NE at the northwest corner of 3rd Street and L Street NE. As with the Swampoodle Park site across the street, the vacant property, which consisted of 5,800 SF of private land, was combined with adjacent “public parking” open space that enabled the development of an 8,400 SF park.

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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