Projects & Plans: Parks & Recreation

Information about parks and recreation projects in the City.

Page updated on Jan 18, 2016 at 1:31 PM


Park Planning guides informed and insightful decisions that provide relevant and timely direction to park management, and informs future decision-making consistent with the RPCA stated mission. Planning also provides methods and tools for resolving issues in ways that minimize conflicts and promotes mutually beneficial solutions that articulate how public enjoyment of the parks can be part of a strategy for ensuring that parks continue to evolve and meet future community needs.

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities explored options for a new 50 meter indoor pool and renovated recreation pool at the facility.

The Four Mile Run Restoration Project Is a joint venture to restore 2.3 miles of highly degraded stream within the hardened flood control channel. This page provides a brief history of the area and information on this planning process.


The new Waterfront Park combines the original King Street Park and Waterfront Park sites with the sites of the former Old Dominion Boat Club building and parking lot to create a seamless transition between Old Town’s historic retail corridor and the water. The interim park features an open plaza, a waterfront promenade, shade structures, and a modular space that can adapt to different purposes throughout the year.

The City is working in conjunction with the Oakville Triangle/Route 1 Corridor planning process to develop a plan for Mount Jefferson Park & Greenway between Raymond Ave. and Route 1.

The City's 2008 Transportation Master Plan envisions a transportation system that encourages the use of alternative modes of transportation, reduces dependence on the automobile, and promotes a balance between travel efficiency and quality of life. The City is updating the Pedestrian and Bicycle chapters of the Transportation Master Plan to reflect changes that have occurred since 2008, including the Complete Streets policy, Capital Bikeshare program, and on-street bicycle facilities.

Consistent with the City Council approved 2003 Windmill Hill Park plan, the City of Alexandria is replacing the existing bulkhead with a natural shoreline.