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For Immediate Release: May 28, 2013

Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities to Gather Public Input on Draft Plans for the City’s Six Large Parks

Over the past nine months, over 535 Alexandria residents provided feedback on the City’s large parks, including Four Mile Run Park, Simpson Park, Chinquapin Park, Holmes Run Park System, Hensley Park, and Brenman/Boothe Parks. Park Planning staff has used the feedback develop draft plans for each Park. The draft plans will be available for viewing and comment on the City website in Mid-May. There will also be opportunities for comment and discussion at the following workshops:

  • May 15, 7:30 pm – 9 pm, Four Mile Run Improvement Draft Plan Review, Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 3600 Commonwealth Ave., Multi-Purpose Room - Completed
  • May 21, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Holmes Run Park Improvement Draft Plan Review, Samuel Tucker School, 435 Ferdinand Day Dr., Multi-Purpose Room - Completed
  • May 29, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Ben Brenman/Boothe Parks Improvement Draft Plan Review, Samuel Tucker School, 435 Ferdinand Day Dr., Multi-Purpose Room - REMINDER
  • June 5, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Chinquapin Park Improvement Draft Plan Review, Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, 3606 Seminary Rd.
  • June 12, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Simpson Park Improvement Draft Plan Review, Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Multi-Purpose Room
  • June 19, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Hensley Park Improvement Draft Plan Review, Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Gold Room 1

We want to hear from you!

For additional information, visit or contact Dana Wedeles, Park Planner, at 703.746.5491 or

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Dana Wedeles at 703.746.5491 (Virginia Relay 711) or e-mail