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Alexandria Parks Listing (A-D)

 
Parks A-D  •  Parks E-H •  Parks I-L •  Parks M-R •  Parks S-Z 

Full City Park Map 

 
1 & 7 East Del Ray Avenue   Brookvalley Park 
3550 Commonwealth Avenue  Buchanan Park  
48 South Early  Cameron Station Linear Park  
African American Heritage Memorial  Carlyle Dog Park and Tennis Courts 
All Veterans Park  Chambliss Park 
Angel Park  Charles W. Hill Park 
Armistead L. Boothe Park  Chetworth Park 
Armory Tot Lot  Chinquapin Park 
Beach Park  Clermont Natural Park 
Ben Brenman Park  Courthouse Square 
Beverley Park  Dora Kelley Nature Park 
Braddock Fields - Lenny Harris Memorial Fields at Braddock Park (renamed 10/19/13) Dulany Park 
   

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1 & 7 East Del Ray

Park Location: 1 & 7 East Del Ray Avenue (map) 

Park Area: 0.37 acres

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Park Features: This site was acquired by the City through the open space program in 2009. Implementation of an approved park plan is underway. 

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3550 Commonwealth Avenue

Park Location: 3550 Commonwealth Avenue (map) 

Park Area: 0.53 acres

IconCommunity Garden 

Park Features: Adopt-a-Garden

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48 South Early

Park Location: 48 South Early Street (map) 

Park Area: 0.42 acres
 

IconCommunity GardenIconpassive wooded 

Park Features: Neighborhood adopt-a-garden, passive seating area, rustic bridge

This site was acquired by the City through the open space program in 2009. Implementation of an approved park plan is underway.

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African American Heritage Memorial Park

Park Location: 500 Holland Lane (map) 

Park Area: 6.17 acres

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Park Features: Memorial, sitting area, walking trail

The African American Heritage Memorial Park includes a one-acre 19th century African American Cemetery. There are 21 known burials on this site and six identified headstones remain and are in their original location. The park design includes part of the original landscape of the cemetery and a wetland.

The memorial sculptures in the park are the creation of Washington, D.C. sculptor, Jerome Meadows. The focal point of the park is a sculpture group of bronze trees called “Truths that Rise from the Roots Remembered” which acknowledges the contributions of African Americans to the growth of Alexandria. Other sculptures throughout the park commemorate historic African American neighborhoods. On June 17, 1995 the Norfolk Southern Corporation dedicated the park to the City of Alexandria.

This park may be rented for events through the Alexandria Black History Museum.

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All Veterans Park

Park Location: 4725 Duke Street (map) 

Park Area: 37.78 acres

Icon_Biking IconDog Run IconHiking Icon Observation Deck IconPicnic Bench IconRunning IconBench   

Park Features: Biking, dog area, hiking, memorial park, observation deck, picnic areas, running, and sitting areas

Entry to All Veterans Park is near the intersection of Pickett Street and Holmes Run Parkway. The park is found along the same linear stretch of parks that straddle the Holmes Run Stream and is on the south bank of Holmes Run, across from Brookvalley Park. The two parks are connected by the Charles Beatley Bridge which was dedicated in honor of Alexandria’s former Mayor Beatley.

There is a dog exercise area that parallels Pickett Street. A trail meanders through the park and past the Memorial placard. On the northern edge, the trail parallels the water of Holmes Run. An observation deck built on the bank can be used to view the Bi-Centennial Tree across the Run.

All Veterans Park has been adopted by the Alexandria Firefighters Inc.

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Angel Park

Park Location: 201 West Taylor Run Parkway (map) 

Park Area: 10.34 acres

IconAthleticFieldsIconBasketballIconPlaygroundsmallIconPark ShelterIconBBQ 

Park Features: Athletic fields, basketball court, playground, and shelter with grill.

The ballfield on the west side of the Park is annually scheduled for Little League and T-Ball during Baseball Season. The field is also used for pick up games of baseball/softball, soccer, and touch football.

Angel Park has been adopted by the Taylor Run Civic Association.

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Armistead Boothe Park

Park Location: 520 Cameron Station Boulevard (map) 

Park Area: 10.81 acres

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Park Features: Athletic fields, basketball court, playground, picnic pavilion with grill, restrooms, tennis courts, and walking/biking trails.

On June 13, 2000, the Alexandria City Council approved the naming of the west end park at the former U.S. Army base at Cameron Station in honor of the late Armistead L. Boothe. A native Alexandrian, Boothe served as a special assistant in the United States Office of the Attorney General from 1934 to 1936 and as City Attorney of Alexandria from 1938 to 1943. He was a strong supporter of public school integration in the 1950s.

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Armory Tot LotArmory Tot Lot

Park Location: 208 South Royal Street (map) 

Park Area: 0.18 acres

IconPlaygroundsmallIconBench 

Park Features: Playground/tot-lot, sitting area

During the 1940's the National Guard Armory Building was built on this site and a portion of the building was used to operate recreational leagues. The building was destroyed by fire soon thereafter and never re-built. The City developed the site into a children’s playground in the early 1950s and has been maintaining it as such up to the present time.
 

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Beach Park

Park Location: 201 Rucker Place (map) 

Park Area: 1.42 acres

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Park Features: open lawn area with seating, playground

In 1954, the Rosemont Civic Association established as its first task the development of this “rustic” park area and playground on the City owned land behind Maury School.

In the early 1970s the park was re-developed and re-named in honor of Miss Lillian Beach, the Principal of Maury School. Since the 1970s, the Rosemont Civic Association hosts an annual Octoberfest in the park.

Today, many mature oak, maple trees, dogwoods, and locust trees are planted on site.

Beach Park has been adopted by the Rosemont Citizens’ Association.

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Ben Brenman Park

Park Location: 4800 Brenman Park Drive (map) 

Park Area: 59.3 acres

IconHandicap IconPerformance Space IconAthleticFields IconDog Run  IconParking IconPark Shelter IconBBQ IconPlaygroundsmall IconLake IconRestrooms Icon_Biking  

Park Features: ADA accessible picnic benches and pathways, Amphitheatre, athletic fields (one synthetic turf rectangular), fenced dog park, parking, picnic pavilion with grill, playground, pond, restrooms, and walking/bicycle trails

This west end park located on the east end of the fomer U.S. Army base at Cameron Station was named in honor of the late Colonel Ben Brenman, (US Army-retired) on June 23, 1998, by the Alexandria City Council. Colonel Brenman contributed his time and talent as an Alexandria Community activist for over 30 years. His involvement in scores of projects, including acquisition of this parkland, has enriched the quality of life for citizens of Alexandria.

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Beverley Park

Park Location: 620 North Overlook Drive (map) 

Park Area: 1.74 acres

IconPlaygroundsmall IconPark Shelter Iconpassive wooded 

Park features: Hard court play area, playground with a park shelter and picnic tables, sitting areas, and wooded nature area

Beverley Park was once used as a staging area and gravel pit when the homes in the Beverly Hills neighborhood were being built. After the new home construction was completed, the site was cleaned up and a playground was installed. The park was officially opened on June 13, 1943.

Beverley Park has been adopted by the North Ridge Citizens Association.

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Brookvalley Park

Park Location: 5599 Holmes Run Parkway  (map) 

Park Area: 22.03 acres

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Park Features: Garden plots, natural area, playground, picnic areas,  walking/bicycle trail,

Brookvalley Park is home to the Bicentennial Tree, the oldest tree in Alexandria, as well as a natural habitat to many species of animals. Brookvalley Park is connected by trail to Holmes Run Scenic Easement to the north, All Veterans Park to the southwest, and Tarleton Park to the southeast.  Garden Plots on the west side of Brookvalley Park can be rented from the 4-H club.

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Buchanan Park

Park Location: 1501 Cameron Street (map) 

Park Area: 0.3 acres  

IconBasketball IconPlaygroundsmall 

Park Features: Basketball court and playground

Buchanan Park is located behind the Olde Towne Pool and adjacent to the Jefferson Houston School. The playground is accessible throughout the day and is recommended for 5-12 year olds.

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Cameron Station Linear Park

Park Location: 5131 Brawner Place (map) 

Park Area: 7.56 acres

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Park Features: Biking/walking/jogging trail

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Carlyle Dog Park and Tennis Courts

Park Location: 450 Andrews Lane (map) 

Park Area: 2.96 acres
 

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Park Features: Fenced dog exercise area, tennis courts, parking

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Chambliss Park

Park Location: 2505 North Chambliss Street (map) 

Park Area: 8.16 acres

IconTennisIconParking IconWooded 

Park Features: Parking, tennis courts, wooded nature area with a walking trail

A foot path meanders through the park down towards Dora Kelly Nature Park.


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Charles W. Hill Park

Park Location: 300 East Oxford Avenue (map)
 
Park Area: 0.37 acres

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Park Features: Shaded sitting areas, walking path, open turf for passive play

The park was named in honor of the Alexandria Police Officer who gave his life in the line of duty during the latter part of the 1980s, Corporal Charles W. Hill.

Charles W. Hill Park has been adopted by the Alexandria Police Special Operations.

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Chetworth Park

Park Location: 810 Chetworth Place (map)
 
Park Area: 0.28 acres
 

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Park Features: Playground, seating

Chetworth Park is a public open space amongst the townhouses off Michigan Court and Chetworth Place near Bashford Lane.

Chetworth Park has been adopted by Northeast Citizens/Chetworth Park.

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Chinquapin Park/Forest Park

Park Location: 3210 King Street (map) 

Park Area: 52.89 acres (Chinquapin: 32.08 acres; Forest Park: 20.81)

IconAthleticFields IconBasketball IconCommunity Garden IconPark Shelter IconBBQ IconParking IconPlaygroundsmall IconTennis IconWooded
 

Park Features: Athletic fields, basketball courts, garden plots, picnic area with grill, parking, playground, tennis courts, and wooded area.

From 1941 through 1960, the site, known as Chinquapin Village, held barrack/bivouac type structures and was used as wartime emergency facilities by the United States Navy.

A recreation center with an indoor swimming pool is also on site.

Chinquapin Park has been adopted by the Taylor Run Civic Association

Chinquapin Park Rental Information 

Fees must be paid in advance in order to reserve a picnic area. Make check or money order payable to the ‘City of Alexandria’. Cash payments must be in exact amounts; change will not be provided. You must be a City of Alexandria resident in the following zip codes to reserve the park: 22301; 22302; 22304; 22305; 22311; 22312 and 22314.

No alcoholic beverages are permitted in the park. There is no electricity or running water. Moon bounces are not admitted.

You may reschedule your picnic to an alternate date within the same season (April-October). Refund of park fees will be granted if received in writing minus a $20 processing fee.  All activities may be cancelled by the City due to unfavorable environmental conditions which may seriously damage the park or be hazardous to users (i.e. excessive heat).

Falsification of applications and permits by an individual or a group can result in denial of park use at any City location.

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Clermont Natural Park

Park Location: 4551 Eisenhower Avenue (map) 

Park Area: 5.95

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Park Features: Wooded area

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Courthouse Square

Park Location: 400A Courthouse Square (map) 

Park Area: 0.28 acres

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Park Features: Planting beds and seating areas

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Dora Kelley Nature Park

Park Location: 5750 Sanger Avenue (map) 

Park Area: 46.61 acres

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Park Features: Environmental programs, sitting areas, walking/biking trail, and wooded natural area

Dora Kelley Park, named for a Community Activist, is one of the largest parks in Alexandria. It has several entries, but the main entrance is located at the corner of Beauregard Street and Morgan Street. The Buddie Ford Nature Center is located within the park. The center exhibits live animals, holds nature instruction classes, and leads guided park walks with the Park Naturalist.

Dora M. Kelley (1914-2001) was an avid nature lover and long-time resident of the City of Alexandria. Her desire to preserve the remaining woodlands near her home was realized in 1973 with the acquisition of 25.6 acres (i.e., the “Rolfs tract”) by the City of Alexandria for the establishment of a nature park/wildlife sanctuary. In 1976, by resolution of Alexandria’s City Council, the park was named in honor of Mrs. Kelley. This was done  “in recognition of the outstanding work and efforts of Mrs. Dora Kelley in preserving the land and its character....” In the words of former Vice Mayor Mel Bergheim, “Mrs. Kelley’s advocacy for the park symbolized the grass root efforts of activists who labored in the vineyards without recognition, or even thought of recognition, for the benefit of the community.”  The park is now a living legacy, enriching the lives of all who visit.
 
The Dora Kelley Nature Park & Wildlife Sanctuary presently encompasses 50 acres of oak-hickory forest, stream valley floodplain, and freshwater marsh. These diverse habitats are home to a variety of native plants and wildlife, some of which are found nowhere else in the City of Alexandria. Park visitors are encouraged to hike along the self-guided nature trail that meanders through the park. Brochures for the nature trail are available at the “Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center located adjacent the park. The Nature Center was established in 1978 and currently provides year-round programs and exhibits on the parks human and natural history.

 

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Dulany Park

Park Location: 505 & 444 Dulany Street (map) 

Park Area: 0.7 acres

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Park Features: Open lawn, seating areas, and artistic lighting

This publicly accessible park is owned and maintained by the Carlyle Community Council.

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