On-going regularly scheduled park maintenance and inspections take place year-round to ensure the safety and enjoyment of park visitors:
Park Maintenance Notices
Market Square Landscaping MaintenanceAs part of routine scheduled maintenance, landscaping work will be occurring in Market Square (301 King St.) Monday, October 28 through Wednesday, October 30.
In keeping with the standard schedule, every two years soil amendment is conducted and existing plants in planter boxes are replaced in keeping with historic preservation guidelines.
Other seasonal landscaping maintenance includes annual removal of hanging flower baskets in Market Square and along King St., which occurs each Fall. The hanging flower baskets will return in May to introduce seasonal color.
For more information, contact Oscar Mendoza, Division Chief, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.746.4667.
Beginning October 26, a portion of Holmes Run Trail has been temporarily closed to repair a pedestrian bridge with unstable footings. The bridge is located near access to Holmes Run Trail along Holmes Run Parkway in the Tarleton neighborhood.
During routine park amenity inspection by staff from the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, it was found that the bridge footings were unstable due to soft soil and loose rock below the footing. An inspection by a civil engineer from the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services deemed the bridge to require immediate repair to ensure pedestrian safety.
A detour route has been established and signs have been posted indicating the closure and detour. The detour crosses Holmes Run across from Ben Brenman dog park, continues north through Ben Brenman Park and east along Duke Street to meet the Holmes Run Trail past the bridge closure.
Visit alexandriava.gov/Recreation for updates about the extent of the closure as they become available.
For more information, contact Bob Williams, Division Chief, at email@example.com or 703.746.4688.