Swampoodle Terrace

Corner of 3rd & L NE

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.

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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.

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Swampoodle Park

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.

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M Street NE Underpass

Designed by Thurlow Small Architecture + NIO architectenRain comprises 4,000 LED-powered polycarbonate tubes that glow with a soft blue-white light and pulse in response to traffic flow in the underpass.

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L Street NE Underpass

Lightweave, designed by FUTUREFORMS, turns vibrations from passing trains and sounds in the underpass into dynamic auroras of patterned light across four different hues and variable intensities of light.

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K Street Virtual Gallery

K Street NE Underpass

The K Street Virtual Gallery is a public outdoor art gallery featuring original, digital art projected onto the walls of the Amtrak underpass between 1st and 2nd Streets NE in NoMa. Opening soon in NoMa, the K Street Virtual Gallery is a living canvas that enables the NoMa BID to bring new and different types of art to the neighborhood, and completes the trilogy of outdoor underpass art exhibits that the NoMa BID first created back in 2018 with the opening of Rain, followed by Lightweave in 2019.  

The artist selected for the inaugural exhibit of the K Street Virtual Gallery is My Ly Design. Ly is the founder and creative director for My Ly Design, a local, woman-owned, minority-owned CBE practice in DC focused on architecture, interiors, urban design, and public arts. Ly’s extensive urban planning and placemaking experience is an integral part of her design inspiration on how people move through city streets. My Ly’s exhibit will be on display through the summer of 2023, when a new artist will be announced.

Watch an Interview with Featured Artist My Ly