NoMa's largest park will soon be under construction, and the NoMa Parks Foundation needs YOU to name your new park! Located between Harry Thomas Way NE and the Metropolitan Branch Trail, "NoMa Green," the temporary working name of the park, will have open space for informal recreation, relaxation, and community gatherings, as well as a dedicated playground for children and a dog park. 

Over 100 names were suggested by the community in 2017. Vote on your favorite name! The final contender will be recommended to the DC Council and Mayor, who will make the ultimate decision.

Scroll down for the four final selections, more information about each selection, and the opportunity to cast your vote.

For more information about the park, visit

"NoMa Green" Rendering

"NoMa Green" Rendering

Park Sign Mock-Ups of Proposed Names

Park Sign Mock-Ups of Proposed Names

Tanner Park — Named for Alethia Browning Tanner (c. 1785-1864), a former slave who purchased her freedom and that of many relatives. She helped sponsor some of the first schools for black children in the District of Columbia and provided financial support for many hundreds of young people to gain access to education.

Gales Wood — The land that became the present-day Eckington neighborhood was the country home of Joseph Gales Jr. (1786-1860), a newspaper publisher and Mayor of Washington. After the Civil War, the area was known as "Gales Woods" and was a popular picnic ground.

Met Branch Commons — This name acknowledges the adjacency and the integration of the Metropolitan Branch Trail in the park.

Union Green — This name reflects the history of the site, which became a rail yard after the combination of the B&O Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad at Union Station. This merger enabled the creation of the National Mall.

* 1. What do you think the new park should be named?

* 2. What is your relationship to NoMa?