Park Location: 300 King Street (map)
Park Area: 1.11 acres
Park Features: Event space, farmers market, open plaza with fountain and planting beds
In 1749, two half-acre lots were reserved for a marketplace and town hall. The Farmers' Market, the oldest continuously running market in the country, is held every Saturday from 5:00am to 10:30am year-round.
For more information on the Farmer's Market, call 703.746.3200.
Park Location: 10 East Monroe Avenue (map)
Park Area: 0.31 acres
Park Features: Playground and sitting area
Park Location: 300 Buchanan Street (map)
Park Area: 3.83 acres
Park Features: A pathway connects the Buchanan Street neighborhood community to the Metro Stations at Braddock Road and King Street.
Park Location: 3701 West Braddock Road (map)
Park Area: 5.38 acres
Park Features: Lighted athletic field with synthetic turf, lighted tennis courts, parking, and rest rooms
During the school year the Minnie Howard School holds its gym classes on the playing field, and in the evening the Alexandria Soccer Association has regularly scheduled soccer practice. The T.C. Williams girls field hockey and men's and women's lacrosse teams also use the field.
Park Location: 320 Beverly Drive (map)
Park Area: 6.24 Acres
Park Features: Bird watching, dog area, stream, walking trail
There is a small off leash dog area along the trail. During the early morning and in the late evening migrating birds can be seen along the small stream.
Park Location: 901 North Royal Street (map)
Park Area: 2.01 Acres
Park Features: Fenced dog run, four lighted tennis courts, parking, picnic tables, playground, shelter, and water fountain
Montgomery Park has been adopted by the Old Town North Community Association.
Mount Jefferson Park & Greenway
Park Area: 6.9 Acres
Park Features: Unfenced dog area, playground, & trail
Mount Vernon Field
Park Location: 2600 Mount Vernon Avenue (map)
Park Area: 1.58 acres
Park Features: Athletic fields and tennis court
Playgrounds are also located at the adjacent Mount Vernon School site.
Park Location: 1609 Cameron Street (map)
Park Area: 2.71 acres (0.48 acres Facility Area)
Park Features: Basketball court, parking, picnic area, and swimming pool with handicap accessible wading pool
The Old Town Pool is adjacent to the Durant Recreation Center to the east and Buchanan Park to the north. The adult pool is 25 meters. A handicap accessible wading pool with a 900 square foot area is also on site. There is a bath house on the Cameron Street side of the pool.
For more information on Pool hours, click here: alexandriava.gov/Aquatics
Park Location: 1108 Jefferson Street (map)
Park Area: 14.6
Park Features: Athletic fields, basketball court, playground, recreation center, tennis courts, and volleyball court
The multi-purpose fields, primarily used for soccer, football, and little league softball/baseball, are located on the north side of the building. South of the building are two lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, a volleyball court, and a mini-playground with sitting area.
The "Nannie J. Lee" recreation center is located at east wing of the building. The center is named for the late Nannie J. Lee, a community activist who was instrumental in the development of recreational activities for the children in the southwest area of Alexandria. She was also a key advocate and supporter towards the building and establishing of the recreation center.
Park Location: 2251 Mill Road (map)
Park Area: 2.83 acres
Park Features: A nature area with stream
Park Location: 100 Madison Street (map)
Park Area: 5.08 acres
Park Features: Event space, parking, picnic areas, and walking/biking/jogging trails
Each park entry is noted for its shrub and flower bed display. Oronoco Park has many festivals and is often rented for events.
Park Location: 4643 Taney Avenue (map)
Park Area: 11.56 acres
Park Features: Athletic fields, tennis courts, wooded area
This park is adjacent to the Patrick Henry Recreation Center and School which has playgrounds on site.
Park Location: 1333 Pendleton Street (map)
Park Area: 0.38 acres
Park Features: A small passive park with a shaded sitting area
Pendleton Park has been adopted by the West Old Town Civic Association.
Park Location: 1 Duke Street
Park Area: 0.38 acres
Park Features: Riverfront seating area
Park Location: 1350 Portner Road
Park Area: 0.25 acres
Park Features: Natural, passive area
Park Location: 700 Carpenter Road (map)
Park Area: 18.47 acres
Park Features: Playground, seating area, wooded area with trails
The playground and park shelter are located on Carpenter Street.
Potomac Yard Park
Park Location: 2501 Potomac Avenue ( map)
Park Area: 23.4 acres
Park Features: ADA accessible picnic tables and pathways, special events area with outdoor stage, athletic fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, picnic area, interactive fountain, ADA playground, stormwater management ponds, and walking/bicycle trails, passive seating areas and historical interpretation.
The Potomac Yard Park Interactive Fountain, located between the two playgrounds, features thirty-six water jets, including twelve laminar jets which shoot a stream of water between two troughs and lighting at the jets for nighttime effects. The fountain offers three programmable sequences, and sensors control the water jet height based on the wind speed in the area adjusting the jets accordingly. For added public safety, the fountain features a secondary ultraviolet water treatment system. The fountain supports the City's Eco-City Initiative by treating and recycling water resulting in reduced water use.
- Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend) and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (following Labor Day through approximately mid-October)
- Fountain Rules:
- No lifeguard on Duty. Adult supervision is required at all times for children age 12 and under.
- No pets or animals are allowed in the fountain area.
- No skateboards, roller blades, or bikes are allowed in the fountain.
- No beach furniture or water toys are allowed in the fountain area.
- No food, drink, or glass containers are allowed in the fountain area.
- Do not allow trash, human waste, or blood to enter the fountain.
- Do not drink the water.
- Appropriate swimwear must be worn at all times. Shoes/non-slip water shoes must be worn at all times.
- Children not toilet trained must wear swim diapers.
- Any person having an obvious skin disease, nasal or ear discharge, inflamed eye, or any communicable disease with symptoms of diarrhea or vomiting shall be excluded from the facility.
- Do not climb on the fountain equipment.
- Emergencies: Call 9-1-1
The Alexandria City Council dedicated the first phase of this regional park located in Potomac Yard on December 14, 2013. The park was designed and constructed through a public-private partnership with Pulte Homes.
The park will be constructed in multiple phases. The new athletic fields adjacent to Simpson Park are complete, as is main portion of the park from E. Glebe Road to Monroe Avenue. Later phases will include a multi-use trail with fitness stations between Monroe Avenue and Braddock Road, and a stormwater management pond at E. Glebe Road.
Park Location: 1010 Douglas Street (map)
Park Area: 1.47 acres
Park Features: Basketball court, playground, and tennis court
Powhatan Park has been adopted by the Northeast Citizens' Association.
Park Location: 1426 Janneys Lane and 1422 Janneys Lane (map)
Park Area: 1.13 acres
Park Features: Open lawn and seating areas
Park Location: 2 Montgomery Street (map)
Park Area: 2.84 acres
Park Features: Riverfront sitting, picnic areas, and volleyball
The majority of Rivergate Park is owned by the Rivergate Owners Association with permanent public access to the waterfront park area. This park is part of a system of linear parks along Alexandria's waterfront.
Park Location: 1 Wolfe Street (map)
Park Area: 0.23 acres
Park Features: Riverfront sitting area.
Roberdeau park is part of a system of linear parks along Alexandria's waterfront.
Park Location: 3002 Valley Drive (map)
Park Area: 1.3 acres
Park Features: Nature area with trail
Robert Leider Park has been adopted by Troop 129 & 113 Boy Scouts of America.
Park Location: 3500 Jefferson Davis Highway (map)
Park Area: 0.31 acres
Park Features: Benches and horseshoe pit
Park users must bring horseshoes to use the horseshoe pit.
Ruby Tucker Park is maintained by The Preston Condominium.
Park Location: 1500 N. Chambliss Street (map)
Park Area: 9.32 acres
Park Features: Heavily wooded nature area
Prior to the Civil War, the area in which Rynex Park and Dora Kelley Park now reside was called Lebanon, named after the Lebanon Union Church previously on site. The church was burned to the ground in retaliation for the Union Army's loses at the Battle of Bull Run. Today, the cemetery, which is maintained by the Parks Division, is all that remains of where the Lebanon Union church once stood.