Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities seeks input on Draft Pocket Parks Improvement Plan

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Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities seeks input on Draft Pocket Parks Improvement Plan  

For Immediate Release: July 2, 2019 

The Draft Pocket Parks Improvement Plan (Plan) examines the City’s 25 pocket parks (parks that are municipally owned and less than 0.5 acres). The Plan seeks to study and understand the existing conditions and future needs for these parks. Through the Plan, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities (RPCA) will determine short- and long-term incremental improvements for these parks.  

Through 2018, RPCA conducted community engagement efforts to learn more about the parks and what the community would like to see enhanced, transformed, and preserved. RPCA used this information to develop the Plan for all 25 City pocket parks. RPCA is now seeking public input on the Plan, through an online survey

Important dates: 

  • July 2 – August 30, 2019: RPCA seeks input on the Plan through online survey and public engagement 
  • September 2019: RPCA staff updates the Plan based on community engagement feedback 
  • October 17, 2019: Park and Recreation Commission public hearing  
  • November 21, 2019: RPCA seeks endorsement for the Pocket Park Improvement Plan from the Park and Recreation Commission 

(Note: This Plan supports the implementation of the approved 2002 Strategic Master Plan for Open Space, Park and Recreation and therefore does not require Planning Commission approval).  

For comments or questions on the Draft Pocket Parks Improvement Plan please visit the project website or contact Ana Vicinanzo, Urban Planner, at ana.vicinanzo@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5494.  

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact ana.vicinanzo@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5434, Virginia Relay 711.  

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