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New NoMa park gets final design

The space will have a playground and a dog park

Image via NoMa Parks Foundation

Next to the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) and north of the New York Avenue bridge, there is a vacant, green space, known as NoMa Green. Recently, new plans were finalized for the area to eventually become a space for children with a playground as well as a space for dog owners with a dog park.

Greater Greater Washington reported that the two-acre park will be about a half an acre bigger than initially planned, while the MBT portion that passes the park will be wider as well. The dog park portion was enlarged by about a sixth an acre.

The NoMa Parks Foundation, an affiliate of the NoMa Business Improvement District, purchased the land from Pepco in January 2016, according to Greater Greater Washington.

The park was designed by landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz.

A new park where the Met Branch Trail curves at R Street has a final design [Greater Greater Washington]

A big empty space next to the Metropolitan Branch Trail will soon be a park. Check out the plans. [Greater Greater Washington]