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For Immediate Release: January 16, 2014  

Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities releases draft Citywide Parks Improvement Plan

In the summer of 2012, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities (RPCA) began a multi-year process with the public to develop a Citywide Parks Improvement Plan. The goal of this initiative was to study and understand the existing conditions and future needs for Alexandria’s parks that are over 15-acres, municipally owned, and have multiple uses. These parks include: Ben Brenman and Armistead L. Boothe Parks, Chinquapin Park, Four Mile Run Park, Joseph Hensley Park, the Holmes Run Park System, and Simpson Stadium Park.

The draft plans are now available for viewing at the Citywide Park Planning website.

To move forward with finalizing the Citywide Parks Improvement Plan, RPCA has set forth the following public review process (Note: This Plan supports the implementation of the approved 2002 Strategic Master Plan for Open Space, Parks & Recreation and therefore does not require Planning Commission approval:

  • January 16, Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St., 7 pm
    Release the Draft Plan to Public
    Present Draft Plan to the Park and Recreation Commission
  • February 20, Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King St., 7 pm
    Park and Recreation Commission Public Hearing on the Plan
  • March/April
    City Council Information Session on the Plan

Please let us know what you thought of the project’s planning process by taking the Citywide Parks Improvement Plan Process Evaluation. 

For additional information 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