Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities to hold Community Workshop to Improve Arlandria Parks

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Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities to hold Community Workshop to Improve Arlandria Parks

For Immediate Release: September 28, 2017

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities will hold a community workshop on  October 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Recreation Center, 25 West Reed Ave. (formerly the Cora Kelly Recreation Center) with Rebuilding Together Alexandria to discuss improving: 

3550 Commonwealth Ave. 
The 0.58 acre site had previously been a dormant substation. The City’s purchase of the property in 2009 required that Virginia Electric Power Company demolish and remove the substation and complete all necessary environmental remediation. In October 2011, neighborhood volunteers used donated plants and mulch to install two gardens, a walking path, shade trees and park benches. In 2016 the City completed the Neighborhood Parks Improvement Plan that includes a design for the park, building upon the volunteer efforts, with a plaza and game tables, a tricycle track and picnic area. Funds from Rebuilding Together Alexandria will go towards implementation of this plan. 

Four Mile Run Park at Dale St. 
This section of Four Mile Run Park is located along Dale Street, behind Cora Kelly Elementary School and Recreation Center. The 2014 Citywide Parks Improvement Plan recommended transforming the currently vacant space into a community garden. A new community garden will help address the City’s need for gardening opportunities in the Arlandria community. Funds from Rebuilding Together Alexandria will be used towards a design and implementation of a garden through collaborative effort between the Park’s neighboring residents and organizations. 

These park improvements are made possible through Project Reinvest grants received by Rebuilding Together Alexandria.

For information on the Community Matching Fund visit https://www.alexandriava.gov/98149 or contact Dana Wedeles at Dana.Wedeles@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.5491.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail dana.wedeles@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5491, Virginia Relay 711.

 

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