1 & 7 East Del Ray Avenue Park (Judy Lowe Neighborhood Park)

In 2008 the City acquired these two properties located in the Del Ray area of Alexandria for use as a pocket park. Pocket parks are designed to meet the needs of those who live or work within a tenth of a mile of their location. They are less than 20,000 square feet, and may include such elements as public gardens, seating areas, passive open space, landscaped areas, important natural features, or trees.

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Project Overview

A park plan was developed with extensive public input, and approved by the Park and Recreation Commission in 2009.  The approved park plan includes improvements such as enhanced landscaping, seating areas, stormwater management, and a small play area. 

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Announcements

Road work on Commonwealth Avenue to continue;  Del Ray Avenue road work scheduled to begin the Week of June 27.
Commonwealth Avenue Disruptions Anticipated the Week of June 13

Work at intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Del Ray Avenue is anticipated to begin the week of June 13.  Expect lane closures and traffic disruptions during work hours.

Park Construction Scheduled to begin the Week of May 30 

The park will be closed for the duration of construction.  For weekly progress updates, refer to the Construction Schedule at a Glance located at the top of the page.

Public Invited to Attend Community Pre-Construction Meeting for Park Improvements at 1 & 7 E. Del Ray Avenue Park


The public is invited to attend a Community Pre-Construction Meeting to discuss upcoming construction for 1 & 7 East Del Ray Avenue Park, Alexandria, VA 22301.  The meeting will be held on Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m., on-site at the Park.   Rain location: Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301. 

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Information and Resources

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Stay Informed with eNews 

 eNews To receive information about 1 & 7 E. Del Ray Avenue Park, update your subscription or to subscribe to eNews visit alexandriava.gov/eNews. Subscribe to the General Information Updates in the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities notification group.

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Who to Contact

Kurt Lorenz, Contractor
Avon Corporation
Phone: 703.978-8300
klorenz@avoncorporation.com

Judy Lo
Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities
Park Planning, Design & Capital Development
Phone:  703.746.5490   
Judy.Lo@alexandriava.gov

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Past Community Meetings

1 & 7 E. Del Ray Avenue Pocket Park

  • Park and Recreation Commission Approves Plans for the Pocket Park located at 1&7 East Del Ray Avenue
    On January 15, 2009 the City of Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission approved the plans for the pocket park located at 1&7 East Del Ray Avenue. The approved design was the result of significant public input and refinement of the draft plan reviewed by the Commission at its December 2008 public hearing. The attached images of the park elements and design are representative of the final product(s), but may not be the exact match of what will appear in the park. The final details, materials and equipment will be established when the funding is available to proceed with park construction and installation.
    Approved PlanApproved Play Area 
  • Public Hearing Scheduled for Pocket Park at 1 and 7 East Del Ray Avenue
    The City of Alexandria’s Park and Recreation Commission invites residents to attend a public hearing to review and discuss the park plan for the property at 1 and 7 East Del Ray Avenue. The public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, November 20 at 7 p.m., at the Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St. Individuals who are unable to attend the public hearing can send written comments to the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, Attention: William Chesley, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA 22314, or by e-mail to william.chesley@alexandriava.gov by Monday, December 8.  
    More information Draft Site Plan November 20Draft Play Area November 20 | Proposed Play Equipment November 20 Presentation November 20 
  • Community Meeting on Proposed Pocket Park at 1 and 7 East Del Ray Avenue
    The public is invited to attend the third community meeting to review and discuss draft design for the pocket park at 1 and 7 East Del Ray Avenue. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 12 at 7 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue. The property was acquired in January 2008 as part of the City’s Pocket Park Program. Persons who are unable to attend, or if attendees wish to provide additional comments,  may send written comments to the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, Attention: Laura Durham, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA 22314, or e-mail laura.durham@alexandriava.gov by Wednesday, November 19. 
    More information Draft Site Plan November 12 Proposed Play Area Proposed Play Equipment
  • City of Alexandria Held a Community Meeting on East Del Ray Ave. Pocket Park
    The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities held a Community Meeting on Tuesday, September 23, to present alternative park designs and receive comment for the new pocket park at 1 & 7 East Del Ray Avenue. Persons who are unable to attend, or if attendees wish to provide additional comments,  may send written comments to the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, Attention: Laura Durham, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA 22314, or e-mail laura.durham@alexandriava.gov by Tuesday, October 7. 
    News Release| Pocket Park Options A-E | Pocket Park Option F (No Tot Lot) 
  • Community Meeting on Proposed Pocket Park at 1 and 7 East Del Ray Avenue, Thursday, June 26
    The public is invited to attend a community meeting to discuss the park planning and design process for the property at 1 and 7 East Del Ray Avenue. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue. The property was acquired in January 2008 as part of the City’s Pocket Park Program. 
    More information
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