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The City of Alexandria to Gather Public Input on the Draft Management Plan for the Fort Ward Park and Museum Area

The City of Alexandria will host a public meeting on Monday, February 24 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) and an open house on Saturday, March 8 from noon to 4 p.m. at the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School gymnasium, 4401 West Braddock Rd.

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2014   

The purpose of the public input sessions is to provide the community with an opportunity to talk and provide feedback to the Fort Ward Park and Museum Ad Hoc Advisory Group, City staff and the consultant team of Lardner/Kleina bout the draft plan.

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities and the Office of Historic Alexandria are working with the consultant team of Lardner/Klein to develop a management plan for the Fort Ward Park and Museum Area. The purpose of the management plan is to integrate the work developed by the Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Stakeholder Advisory Group and the City of Alexandria into a coherent management strategy with recommendations for how to sustain, maintain and interpret the site for the benefit of all. A draft of the management plan is available for review at

For additional information, contact Laura Durham, Open Space Coordinator, at 703.746.5493 or In addition to the public input sessions, an online comment board will be available by the February 24 by visiting

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Laura Durham at 703.746.5493 (Virginia Relay 711) or e-mail