The Proposed Plans for Swampoodle Park II

  • April 13th 2021

by Nena Perry-Brown

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Bird's eye view of proposed park. Click to enlarge.

At the end of September, the NoMa Parks Foundation announced its purchase of a vacant lot to create a sister park to Swampoodle Park across the street. Now, a design concept is on the table.

This week, the Commission of Fine Arts will review a proposed design for "Swampoodle II", furnished by Lee and Associates. Located at the southwest corner of Third and L Streets NE (map), the park will be 8,400 square feet in size and have access on both streets.

Proposed site plan. Click to enlarge.

The entrance at L Street will incorporate an amphitheater with stepped seating, and the interior of the park will include pavers arranged in patterns and green turf areas. A "repurposed boxcar" will be installed on-site as storage for games and other public amenities and activities, and/or for vending. A portion of the fence along L Street will also serve as a green wall.

The NoMa Parks Foundation held a public presentation event Monday evening. Additional renderings are below.

View from L Street. Click to enlarge.
View from Third Street. Click to enlarge.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the-proposed-plans-for-swampoodle-park-ii/18124.

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