Projects & Plans: Parks & Recreation

Information about parks and recreation projects in the City.

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


Citywide Park Planning Beginning in October 2012, The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is undertaking a nine month public outreach process to inform Management Framework Plans for the City’s large multi use Parks.

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is currently (2014) exploring 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 City’s Waterfront Plan envisions a new public plaza at the foot of King Street. The new park will serve as the keystone to the revitalization of the Potomac River waterfront in Alexandria. Construction is currently underway to create an interim park that will open in early 2019.

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.