Simpson Dog Park Renovation Project
Simpson Dog Park Closed for Renovation (November 28, 2022 - December 31, 2023 est.)
The City of Alexandria Departments of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities and Project Implementation are renovating the existing Eugene Simpson Stadium Park Dog Park. The final design was completed in 2021 with considerable community input.
Site mobilization work on November 18, 2022. The community will see intermittent work during daylight hours. Starting November 28, 2022, the dog park will be closed to allow substantial construction to begin. Substantial completion of construction is anticipated to be completed by fall of 2023. The park will remain closed from fall to the end of 2023 to allow for a 3-month sod establishment period, during which time the park construction will be complete but the park will remain closed. Construction is anticipated to conclude at the end of 2023. The City dog park across the street from Eugene Simpson Park at 521 East Monroe Avenue is open and available to all members of the community during and after renovations are completed.
For additional information about the City’s dog parks, please visit the City website at https://www.alexandriava.gov/Dogs.
In 2022 the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities and Department of Project Implementation will begin construction to renovate the dog park at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park. Proposed improvements are based on the findings of substantives community outreach, which culminated in the 2014 Simpson Stadium Park Improvement Plan and subsequent community input resulting in the final dog park design in 2021. The improvements are funded through the City of Alexandria’s Capital Improvement Program.
426 East Monroe Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305
- Design and Planning completed in February 2022
- Construction to begin November 7, 2022
- Construction is anticipated to be complete at the end of 2023
The final design was completed in early 2021 following community input and design requests. Construction drawings were completed in March 2021 and the project began the procurement process.
The construction contract was awarded to Francis Lee Contracting, LLC. Construction mobilization will begin on November 7, 2022. The dog park will be closed during construction and will reopen in late 2023.
The closest dog park is located at 521 East Monroe Avenue. For additional information about City Dog Parks, please visit the Dog Park Webpage (link to the dog park webpage https://www.alexandriava.gov/Dogs).