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Welcome to Alethia Tanner Park & Dog Park!

Become a Friend of Eckington Parks & Arts to help support and activate Eckington’s public spaces

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Missed our fall community meeting?

Watch the recording HERE!

Fall 2022 News

Join us for EP&A events & happenings

Check out our website for information!

Check out our fall events (Eckington Day, Block Party, Halloween Yoga, Story Thyme, & more)!

Read our latest newsletter for more events info and news in our community!

Like our dog park? Help support it!

Eckington Parks & Arts is responsible for day-to-day maintenance and management of the dog park, including turf cleaning, purchase of dog waste bags, and setting rules to help keep pups safe. We receive no funding from DC government and rely on monetary donations to cover expenses. 


We are committed to keeping this community space available, and ask that dog park users please contribute if able. Donations of at least $60 automatically include an Eckington Parks & Arts membership for one household member. Donations of at least $100 include membership for two household members. Memberships run from January through December.


Suggested Donations:

We visit (almost) every day... $250/year

We visit once or twice a week... $60/year

We visit occasionally (drop-in visit).... $3/visit

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Support EP&A through a fundraiser

COMPOST FUNDRAISER

We’re working with Compost Crew to get more people composting and fundraise for Eckington Parks & Arts! Sign up using our referral code and get $10 off your first month while $10 is donated to EP&A!

Compost Crew offers food waste pickup at your doorstep once a week - you can also adjust your schedule to less often after signing up. The more people we get within our selected community area (map), the more the price per month goes down (now down to $24, and can go as low as $16/month; we need just 10 more sign-ups to get to the next lower fee tier!). Even if you're not within the map area, you can still use the code to start composting!

Why is composting so important? Check out this recent Washington Post article! Visit our Greenways page for other composting options.

FRISBEE & BANDANA FUNDRAISERS

Gift yourself a new Eckington Parks & Arts frisbee for some fun with friends or your pup ($10 donation)! Or expand your pup's wardrobe (or yours!) and grab a snazzy EP&A bandana ($10 donation)! Your donation helps support everything we do, including taking care of the dog park. To purchase, stop by one of our tabling events, which we hold every few weeks at the dog park, Tanner Park, or Yang Market.  

FAQ: How do I reserve park space for my event?

Park use permits are regulated by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). Per DPR guidelines, residents are required to visit the DPR permitting website to create an account and obtain a permit for any gathering of more than 10 people. Applications must be submitted at least 2 weeks ahead. Use of the picnic tables and park spaces is otherwise first come, first serve for smaller events. Use of amplified music also requires DPR permission and must adhere to certain guidelines. No vehicles (including mopeds, dirt bikes, motorcycles, vans, cars, etc.) may be driven onto park property without express permission.


EP&A does not manage park use or reservations. As a neighbor-run organization, we also go through the DPR permitting office to gain park use permits for all our events!

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Eckington Parks & Arts

Eckington Parks & Arts is an action-oriented nonprofit, philanthropic group that supports and activates Eckington’s public spaces. It is composed of members who contribute either time or monetary resources toward beautifying and activating public spaces in the Northeast D.C. neighborhood of Eckington. Although independent from the Eckington Civic Association (ECA), the two groups work collaboratively to engage neighbors and build our sense of community.

MISSION

Our goal is to establish an action-oriented nonprofit, philanthropic group to support and activate Eckington’s public spaces.

COMMUNITY

The group will be composed of members who contribute either time or monetary resources toward beautifying and activating public spaces in Eckington.

EVENTS

We plan to host at least 3 events in 2021, and grow to host additional events in future years, both at Tanner Park and at other Eckington green spaces.

GREEN SPACES

In 2021, our focus will still be on Tanner Park; however, we will begin to extend our efforts to include the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT). In future years, we will expand to Harry Thomas Recreational Center and other Eckington green spaces.

Alethia Tanner Park

In December 2015, the NoMa Parks Foundation acquired two acres of vacant land from Pepco. As envisioned in the NoMa Parks 2012 Public Realm Design Plan,  the park originally called “NoMa Green” will provide for outdoor recreation and community gatherings and serve as NoMa’s “backyard.” In May 2016, an additional half-acre of park space was acquired at the northeast corner, allowing for the softening of the R Street NE Z-turn on the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT). These transactions earned the NoMa Parks Foundation a “Best Community Impact” award as part of the Washington Business Journal’s Best Real Estate Deals of 2016. The NoMa Parks Foundation worked with the community during 2016 and 2017 to design the park, which opened in early 2019.

Eckington Parks & Arts is part of Green Spaces For DC

Green Spaces for DC envisions equitable access to parks and open spaces that enhance the health and well-being of neighborhoods and our D.C. Metro Area community.

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