Public Hearing Scheduled on Pocket Park at 48 South Early Street

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 9, 2008     

Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission Schedules Public Hearing
on Pocket Park at 48 South Early Street

The public is invited to attend a public hearing to review and discuss the park plan for the property at 48 S. Early St. The public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, June 19 at 7 p.m., at the Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd. The property, which is part of the City’s Pocket Park Program, was acquired in April 2007. The current park plan for the property is the result of comments and suggestions from two previous community meetings.

The purpose of the public hearing is to present the park plan to the community and to discuss the park elements that support a passive, neighborhood use of the property. Pocket parks are designed to meet the needs of those who live or work within about a tenth of a mile of their location. They are less than 20,000 square feet, and may include such elements as public gardens, seating areas, passive open space, landscaped areas, important natural features, or trees.

After discussion on the park plan has concluded, the commission will hear comments from City residents on any other parks and recreation related issue. A regular meeting of the Commission will follow the public hearing.

Persons unable to attend the public hearing can send written comments to the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, Attention: William Chesley, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA 22314, or e-mail

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, please call William Chesley, Deputy Director, at 703.838.5095, ext. 557 (TTY 703.838.4902), or e-mail