Open Space Plan

The Open Space Plan established a framework to address the City’s short and longer term open space needs by acknowledging and protecting the City’s existing open spaces and identifying additional open space opportunities for the future.

Page updated on Mar 8, 2017 at 6:20 PM

In 2002, an interdepartmental staff team and the Open Space Steering Committee produced the City of Alexandria Open Space Master Plan, establishing fifteen ambitious goals for protecting, enhancing and expanding open space. The Open Space Plan established a framework to address the City’s short and longer term open space needs by acknowledging and protecting the City’s existing open spaces and identifying additional open space opportunities for the future. City Council adopted the Open Space Master Plan in 2003 and an interdepartmental work team developed an action plan in 2004.  

In addition, the City actively pursues outreach opportunities to increase public awareness of open space preservation. Recent and upcoming activities include conservation easement workshops, ongoing participation in civic association meetings, and regular updates in RPCA media outlets.

Please contact Dana Wedeles, Acting Principal Planner, for more information at 703.746.5491.

2003 Open Space Plan


2017 Updated Implementation Strategy 

A Plan for Action 2017-2026

The City of Alexandria’s Open Space Master Plan 2017 Updated Implementation Strategy addresses the ongoing pressure to provide protected open space in a growing community. This update recognizes the City’s successes to date and the challenges inherent in continuing such successes. Working from the 2003 City Council adopted Open Space Master Plan recommendations, this implementation strategy makes recommendations for the next ten years with actions in support of the City’s desire to maintain appropriate acres of protected open space for its residents.

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