DC's Bustling NoMa Getting New 'Micropark' This Fall

The dense Washington D.C. neighborhood of NoMA is getting a much-needed respite from the bustle in the form of a new 8,000 square-foot “micropark.” Greater Greater Washington reports the park should be open by the end of October or early November.

The park, going up at the corner of Third and L Streets NE, will include a “wall-holla” for kids, a fenced-in space for dogs, benches, and other amenities.

Architecture firm Lee and Associates is designing the park and was responsible for the “micropark” moniker. To save space, the firm included the wall-holla—a jungle gym-esque vertical play structure—and an “undulating” dog park with an elevated structure in the design.

Residents will be watching this park closely to see how it progresses, as it’s the first in a series of parks headed to NoMa. The biggest of those parks is the two-acre park planned for an empty field adjacent to the Metropolitan Branch Trail.

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