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. A specially designed shipping container serves dual purposes as a food service window/counter as well as storage of equipment. Designed by Lee and Associates with community input and constructed by Forrester Construction, Swampoodle Terrace is owned by the city and managed by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation.
Corner of 3rd & L NE
Alethia Tanner Park
Between Harry Thomas Way NE & The Metropolitan Branch Trail
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. The park was designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz in conjunction with community input and is part of the D.C. parks system.
Corner of 3rd & L St NE
This 8,000-square-foot parcel — named for the vanished 19th century neighborhood it sits near — includes a dog space with an agility structure, a Wallholla for children to climb on, and public seating. Designed by Lee & Associates in conjunction with community input, it is owned by the city and managed by the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. The dog park is maintained by Friends of NoMa Dogs.