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Unleashed in NoMa:Swampodle Park

Updated: Jul 16, 2019

NoMa gets it's first unique dog and kid friendly park


Swampoodle park Ribbon Cutting

Swampoodle Park, located at 3rd St. & L St. NE, is equipped with a revolutionary playground climbing structure called, "The Wallholla", a dog park with a custom dog agility structure, and gathering spaces for the community. The site pavers and the children's and dog play surfaces are all permeable, collecting runoff and directing to a planted low impact development (LID) area.


Swampoodle Park received it's name through a community engagement process. The name is a historic reference to the 19th century Irish community that was located within the current NoMa boundary. Swampoodle Park is a space for all to enjoy!


The groundbreaking drew an excited crowd in celebration of the opening of the first park in NoMa. Children and dogs tested their agility on the play structures while neighbors, community stakeholders, and leaders gathered and observed.

Through the public-private partnership between NoMa Bid and the D.C. Government, LAI

worked hand in hand with the NoMa Parks Foundation, area stakeholders, the community, and engineering consultants to design Swampodle Park to reflect the vision of creating a delightful space that responded to the needs expressed by the community.


Press:

DC Curbed

NoMa Bid Parks Foundation

Goric Playgrounds


Design Team:

Civil: CAS Engineering

Structure: Simpson, Gumpertz, & Heger

MEP: S3E Engineers

Geotech: DMY Engineering

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