DC MAKES THE CUT AS ONE OF THE 10 BEST AMERICAN CITIES FOR URBAN PARKS

People dancing, people laughing

A man selling ice cream…

Hopefully those two simple lines have sent you into a head-bobbing, joyful rendition of “Saturday in the Park,” a classic ode as to how amazing green escapes can be among city streets. If you’ve ever lived close to a park, you might be one of those people who swears by the ideal of “location, location, location.” Parks are where dogs (and people alike) can run around to get out some of their boundless energy. They’re where kites grace the skies and flowers bloom from the ground. They’re where you can go pretending you’re planning to run, only to decide last minute that you’re cool“just walking for today.” They’re certainly the sight of some ice-cream treats. And last, but certainly not least, they are a breath of fresh air and a place of respite from the day to day rumble that pushes us all along in the city. DC MAKES THE CUT AS ONE OF THE 10 BEST AMERICAN CITIES FOR URBAN PARKS

NOMA’S LATEST PARK PROJECTS: COMING SLOWLY, BUT SURELY

DC wouldn’t be DC without its perks – er, I mean parks. A bustling city is made greater by the greens that are within it, that’s just common knowledge. Even the diehard city slickers who like to pump their arms aggressively as they walk from meeting to meeting and pride themselves on scoffing at the use of Google Maps (it’s not that hard to just know your way around, guys), can admit through desperate chugs of caffeine: nature is a necessity. NOMA’S LATEST PARK PROJECTS: COMING SLOWLY, BUT SURELY