Witter Recreational Fields Project

The Witter Fields project site is approximately 13 acres in size. The property was obtained by the City as a result of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Settlement Agreement Record of Decision between the City of Alexandria and the Federal Highway Administration.

Page archived as of October 9, 2018


Project Overview

The project was approved by the Alexandria Planning Commission and City Council in October, 2007 and includes a lighted diamond field, two lighted synthetic turf rectangular fields, restrooms, park pavilions and parking for 145 vehicles.  In addition, the project includes a one-half mile pedestrian loop trail, park pavilions, preservation of an existing cemetery and intersection improvements at Duke Street and Witter Drive. 

Click here for a map of the site.


  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: April 12, 2013                                                                                                                                                           Members of City Council and representatives from the community will celebrate the opening of the Witter Recreational Fields on April 12, 2013. The community is invited to attend.


  • Witter Recreational Fields Soil Remediation Information: June 22, 2012
    As part of the construction of the Witter Recreational Fields project, the City of Alexandria’s Department of Transportation & Environmental Services, Office of Environmental Quality received a closure letter from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) associated with the soil remediation required for the project. The property is the site of a former railcar manufacturing and maintenance facility and required management of an estimated 24,000 cubic yards of impacted soil during construction. The final certification of remediation will be issued by VDEQ later this year.  The Witter Recreational Facility is being constructed with mitigation funds from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge project. The facility includes two rectangular multi-purpose fields and a softball field. The multi-purpose fields will be programmed for use beginning in August 2012, and the softball field will be programmed for use in the fall.  Final construction of the facility will be complete in November 2012. 
  • City Council Groundbreaking Ceremony: March 14, 2011
    Members of City Council and representatives from the community celebrated the commencement of construction on the Witter Recreational Fields project on March 14, 2011. Members from the community, including youth athletes participated in the ceremony.
  • Pre Construction Meeting: March 12, 2011: 7 p.m. at Bishop Ireton 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
    Members of the community received information regarding the upcoming construction at 2600 Witter Drive for the Witter Recreational Fields project as presented by City Staff and the contractor for the project, Avon Construction.
    Pre Construction Meeting Presentation 

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Who to Contact


Kurt Lorenz, Contractor
Avon Corporation
Phone: 703.978.8300
Mitchell Bernstein             
Department of Transportation and Environmental Services
Construction and Inspection
Phone:  703.746.4036                                                                           
 Bethany A. Carton
Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities
Park Planning, Design & Capital Development
Phone:  703.746.5492    

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