City of Alexandria, VA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2008
City of Alexandria Holds Community Meeting On Pocket Park at 48 South Early Street
The public is invited to attend a community meeting to review and discuss a draft park plan for the property at 48 South Early St. The meeting, scheduled for Thursday, May 29 at 7 p.m., will be held at the property, which was acquired in April 2007 as part of the City’s Pocket Park Program.
The purpose of the meeting is to present the draft park plan to the community and to discuss the park elements that support a passive, neighborhood use of the property. City staff will use the comments provided at this meeting to finalize the park design. The design will then be forwarded for a public hearing and approval by the Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission on June 19, 2008.
Pocket parks are designed to meet the needs of those who live or work within about a tenth of a mile of their location. They are less than 20,000 square feet, and may include such elements as public gardens, seating areas, passive open space, landscaped areas, important natural features, or trees.
Persons unable to attend the meeting can send written comments to the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, Attention: Laura Durham, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA 22314, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.