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Playground Renovations

The Department’s Playground Renovation Program replaces deteriorating play equipment and provides small scale enhancements in playgrounds and parks throughout the City.  The program ensures that the City’s 35 play areas are scheduled to comply with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards for Public Playgrounds.  Many playgrounds have outdated equipment that no longer comply with current safety standards.  Renovations include conversion from an engineered mulch surfacing to a more durable and resilient rubberized surfacing made from recycled rubber. 


Completed Renovations

  • Mount Jefferson Park, 301 Hume Ave.- Completed October 2012
  • James Mulligan Park, 3000 S. 28th St.- Completed October 2010
  • Landover Park, 3315 Landover St.- Completed September 2010
  • Stevenson Park,  300 Stultz Rd.- Completed December 2010
  • Tarleton Park, Holmes Run/Wheeler Ave.- Completed December 2010

Future Renovations

Renovations are determined according to play equipment conditions and renovation history.  Renovations typically occur every 15-20 years, with minor upgrades and repairs as needed.  The renovation schedule is submitted each year for Capital Funding approval.  The most recent schedule is from the FY2014 Approved Capital Budget and is subject to change.


Scheduled Renovations Calendar 2014-2015


  Location: Beverley Park, 620 N. Overlook Drive, Alexandria, VA 22305
Park and Playground Renovation 

 Capital Improvement Program, Playground Renovation 

Design Phase

Start Date:  June 2014 (Concept Design Phase)
End Date:    October 2014 (Concept Design Phase)

To email the Project Manager, click here

Project News:
  •  Tell us what you want to see in the Park Renovation! Complete our Park Renovation Survey.  
  •  Learn more about the renovation by attending one of our Open Houses at the Park:
              -Saturday, June 21, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
              -Tuesday, June 24, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  AND 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    The Open House is open to the public and attendees may drop in during these times.  Staff and community members will be available to answer questions, take your feedback, and provide information about the future renovation.  Light refreshments will be available.  In the event of heavy rain or other inclement weather, the Open House will be cancelled and re-scheduled.  
  • Review the Slope Stabilization alternatives here.  The existing slopes on east and south sides of the existing playground are an integral component of the park.  These slopes are currently eroded and are supported by deteriorating wood retaining walls.  A study was conducted this spring to look at options to address the slope conditions.  Alternatives include new retaining walls or a naturalized slope.  Tell us which alternative you prefer by completing the Park Renovation Survey.



LocationHooffs Run Park, 99 E. Rosemont  Ave.  

Project: Playground Renovation; Improvements include replacement of existing play equipment, rubberized safety surfacing, new site furnishings, and plantings.

Funding: Capital Improvement Program, Playground Renovation Program

Status: Construction Phase

Start Date: June/July 2014
End Date:  Summer 2014

Contact: To email the Project Manager, click here.

Project News: 

  • The Hooffs Run Park Playground will be closed beginning the week of August 11 for renovation and construction.  Weather permitting the work will conclude in approximately eight weeks.  We encourage you to use the Project Play website, to find a playground near you.  Sunset Park, 4 Sunset Drive and Beach Park, 201 Rucker Place, are in the vicinity of Hooffs Run Park and the Rosemont neighborhood.
  • Community Pre-Construction meeting scheduled for August 6, 6:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held on-site at the playground.  In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be cancelled.    Staff and the Contractor will provide information and respond to questions about the renovation.
  • UPDATE 7/24/2014:  A construction contract has been awarded and on-site construction will begin the week of August 11.  
  • UPDATE 6/11/2014:  The project has been re-advertised and proposals are due early July.
  • UPDATE 4/25/2014:  A single contractor response was received by the Purchasing Department, therefore this project will be-re-advertised.  
  • The City's Purchasing Department is currently procuring construction services for the renovation .  A construction contract is anticipated to be awarded this spring. 
  • Second Open House scheduled for Wednesday, October 30 at the playground.  The Open House will be held at the following times:  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  and 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  In the event of inclement weather the Open House will be cancelled.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the upcoming playground renovation, review the revised playground plan and provide feedback to City staff. 
  • View the PLAYGROUND PLAN and PLAY EQUIPMENT (updated October 23). 
  • View the comment responses to the October 3 community feedback (updated October 23).
  • Playground Open House scheduled for Thursday, October 3 at the playground.  The Open House will be held at the following times:  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  In the event of inclement weather the Open House will be cancelled.  Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the upcoming playground renovation, view project plans and provide feedback to City staff.  Water and refreshments will be available.   
  • View the concept plan and playground equipment options
  • Take the Hooffs Run Park Playground Survey!  Your responses are important to us and will help guide the new playground design. 


Location: Armistead L. Boothe Park, 520 Cameron Station Blvd.  (next to Samuel Tucker School)

Project: Playground Renovation
                Renovation includes: rubber safety surfacing, new play equipment, tennis and basketball court re-surfacing, site furnishing replacement, and accessibility improvements. 

Funding: FY2012 Capital Funding; Playground Renovation Program

Status: Construction Phase

Start Date:   Early Spring 2014 (Construction)
End Date:     Summer 2014

Contact: To email the Project Manager, click here.

Project News: 



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Alexandria, VA 22314
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James B. Spengler