King Street Park at the Waterfront

The City’s Waterfront Plan envision a new public plaza at the foot of King Street called King Street Park at the Waterfront. The plaza encompasses the City owned properties of 1 & 2 King Street, and the existing King Street Park, totaling about one acre of land. Now with the Old Dominion Boat Club moved to Prince Street, the City plans to begin construction on the permanent park in Spring 2018.

Page updated on Sep 13, 2018 at 7:36 PM

Formerly known as Interim Fitzgerald Square, the new park will encompass the current location of King Street Park and the land on either side once occupied by the Old Dominion Boat Club. The overall concept for Waterfront public spaces was approved in 2014, but it may be a decade or more before the planned flood mitigation infrastructure is in place and the permanent park can be constructed.

Now with the Old Dominion Boat Club moved to its new home a few blocks south, the City will begin construction on the permanent park in Spring 2018 for Alexandrians to enjoy.  

360° Panoramic Renderings of King Street Park at the Waterfront 

Click the image below to see 360 degree images of existing (photos) and future conditions (renderings) of the park. Construction progress photos will be added periodically.

Site Plan Information

Updated Design Renderings

King Street Waterfront SH     Birdseye_SW 2018   Birdseye_NE   Flexible Plaza E 2018   Flexible Plaza SW 2018   River Terrace 2018   Marina Terrace 2018

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Design Concepts

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Meeting Information 

March 7, 2018 - Community Meeting

March 15, 2017 - Board of Architectural Review

February 21, 2017 - Waterfront Commission

June 7, 2016 - Planning Commission 

May 24, 2016 - City Council

May 18,2016 - Board of Architectural Review-Old and Historic 

May 17, 2016 - Commission for the Arts

May 11, 2016 - Old Town Civic Association

April 26, 2016 - Shop Talk 

April 5, 2016 - Chamber of Commerce - Government Relations Committee Meeting

April 4, 2016 - AlexEngage Online Feedback

March 22, 2016 - Old Town Business & Professional Association Meeting 

March 21, 2016 - Environmental Policy Commission Meeting 

February 16, 2016 - Community Meeting

January 21, 2016 - Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

January 19, 2016 - Waterfront Commission Meeting 

For more information about this project, contact Tony Gammon, at 703.746.4155.

Note: The park is referred to as "Interim Fitzgerald Square" in the video, but no name has been formally selected yet.  A public naming process is planned for fall 2018.