Cameron Run Park Public Planning Process

The purpose of the planning process is to assist in determining the highest and best use for the Cameron Run Park on Eisenhower Ave. between Telegraph Road and the Eisenhower Connector.

Page updated on Apr 24, 2017 at 4:11 PM

CameronRunMapIn the fall of 2014, the Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities (RPCA) informed the Park & Recreation Commission of the desire by NOVA Parks to extend its current lease at the Cameron Run Regional Park property by 40 years. On January 15, 2015, the Commission approved the Cameron Run Recreational Area Coordinated Park and Open Space Plan. This plan, took into account the current and future needs of City residents, as identified in a needs assessment conducted by RPCA and public comment. The Commission also recommended that City Council not extend NOVA Parks’ lease at that time. 

In the first half of 2016, the City resumed discussions with NOVA Parks on a lease extension for the Cameron Run Regional Park and scheduled a City Council Public Hearing on the lease extension.  On Saturday, June 18, 2016, Alexandria City Council held a public hearing to receive input on a request by the Northern Virginia Park Authority (NOVA Parks) to issue a new (replacement) lease for the Cameron Run Regional Park for a period of twenty (20) years ending in 2036. The current lease between the City and the NOVA Parks expires in 2021. 

City Council deferred action and directed staff to develop a planning process, to consider alternative uses at the park, and to bring that process back to Council for consideration.

Click here to see a summary of the community engagement process as of April 2017.


Community Meetings & Activities

Large format public meetings where individuals and stakeholder groups come together to share the ideas that are generated from the smaller scale stakeholder meetings.

Stakeholder Meetings

Smaller scale meetings with stakeholder groups in preparation for our larger format public meetings 
  • Youth Sports Advisory Committee - April 10, 2017 at 7 p.m.
    Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave.
    Alexandria VA 22305
  • Alexandria Federation of Civic Associations  - March 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
    Chet & Sabra Avery Conference Room, City Hall, 301 King St.
    Alexandria VA 22314
  • Alexandria Tree Stewards - March 27, 2017 at 7 p.m.

    Offices of Michael Baker International Urban Design Studio
    3601 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria VA 22304

  • Alexandria Soccer Association - March 8, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.
    Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Eisenhower Partnership Stakeholder Meeting - February 21, 2017 at 7 p.m.
    Offices of Michael Baker International Urban Design Studio, 3601 Eisenhower Ave.
    Alexandria VA 22304
  • Radhika Mohan, City of Alexandria Planning & Zoning, (Eisenhower West Plan) - February 16, 2017
    City Hall, 301 King St.
    Alexandria VA 22314
  • Jennifer Atkins, Chair, Park & Recreation Commission - December 9, 2016
    Offices of Michael Baker International, 3601 Eisenhower Ave.
    Alexandria VA 22304
  • Paul Gilbert, Executive Director, NOVA Parks - December 8, 2016
    Offices of Michael Baker International, 3601 Eisenhower Ave.
    Alexandria VA 22304

Project Staff

Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities

Michael Baker International Urban Design Studio


Resources

Planning Process Timeline

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