01 Sep 2017

Union Station/NOMA:

LAST DAY: Help Name NoMa’s Parks

Rendering of the 3rd and L NE park courtesy of NoMa BID

The NoMa BID would like your help with a most poetic civic engagement: Through today, they are seeking your inspiration to name not just one but two parks in the NoMa area: The first one is currently known as the NoMa green and is located north of Florida Avenue NE, close to the Union Market district: Click here to contribute a name. The second park is closer in, at 3 and L Streets NE: Click here to contribute a name. Make sure you check the naming guides in both pages, as they contain great and thoughtfully put together historical information.

Helping name a park is a sweet way to link yourself to your neighborhood. A park is not just an open space: It’s an extension of our living quarters, and a place where friendships are cultivated and your inner self is restored. Knowing that you helped pick out the name that will define this public space is, therefore, having a say in little bit of eternity, so do it responsibly. (Apologies: I love parks)

Heads-up: The process requires that you create a subscription to mySidewalk. I’m not a mySidewalk member, so I’m offering my two names right here: For the Third and L Park, it’s most appropriate to name it Swampoodle Park–especially if it’s going to be a dog park! For the park north of Florida Avenue, Kendall Green sounds cool to me. Mostly it sounds like it should be the name of a teen pop sensation, but I like the idea of honoring a Postmaster general whose generosity made Gallaudet University possible.


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