City of Alexandria, VA
Park Location: 3540 Wheeler Avenue (map)
Park Area: 0.99
Park Features: Skateboard ramps
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities requires all Skatepark patrons to wear proper protective equipment including helmets and elbow and kneepads.
Park Location: 1 Wilkes Street (map)
Park Area: 1.52 acres
Park Features: Trail and riverside seating
Shipyard Park is owned and maintained in partnership by the Harborside Condominium Home Owners Association with permanent public access to the riverside park and public wharf. The Park is part of a system of linear parks along Alexandria’s waterfront.
Park Location: 825 John Carlyle Street (map)
Park Area: 0.12
Park Features: Open lawn and seating area
Park Location: 300 Stultz Road (map)
Park Area: 8.49 acres
Park Features: Athletic fields, basketball court, park shelter with grill, playground, and sitting area
The baseball field is used at various times by the Alexandria Soccer Association, Bishop Ireton, Alexandria Lacrosse Club, and is also open to the public.
Park Location: 4 Sunset Drive (map)
Park Area: 0.14 acres
Park Features: Playground
Park Location: 4149 Taney Avenue (map)
Park Area: 2.57 acres
Park Features: Open play area, sitting areas, picnic area, and wooded nature area.
Park Location: 4420A Vermont Avenue (map)
Park Features: Dog exercise area, nature area with trails, open play area, playground, walking/biking trails, and sitting area
The path connects Holmes Run Park, Brookvalley Park, Veterans Park, Tarleton Park, Joe Hensley Park, Cameron Run Park, and the Eisenhower Avenue corridor.
Park location: Taylor Run Parkway East (map)
Park Area: 3.34 acres
Park Features: Wooded area
Park Location: 1 Canal Center Plaza (map)
Park Area: 4.68 acres
Park Features: Biking and riverfront seating area
Tide Lock Park is named for an old canal controlled by wooden locks that once existed on the Alexandria Waterfront. The canal was used to move goods and materials to and from sea going ships. The last of Alexandria canals were destroyed by flood in the early 1820's and never replaced due to the establishment of the railroad. Today, there is a replica of the lock and canal in the Park, which includes many of original canal wall stones.
This park privately owned, but is part of the publicly accessible linear park system along Alexandria’s waterfront.
Park Location: Timberbranch Parkway (map)
Park area: 6.19
Park Features: Dog exercise area, and wooded area
Park Location: 66A Kennedy Street (map)
Park Area: 0.53 acres
Park Features: Passive park area
Park Location: 0 Cameron Street (map)
Park Area: 1.5 acres
Park Features: Boat docking, and riverside seating
The Torpedo Plaza and City Marina located behind the Torpedo Factory has a wonderful view of the Potomac River, with a view far south beyond the Wilson Bridge and north past the Washington Channel. The Marina is used for both pleasure boat docking and commercial boats.
Park Location: 1A Prince Street (map)
Park Area: 1.37 acres
Park Features: Boat docking, open lawn space, riverfront seating, and walking trails
Waterfront Park is part of the linear park system on Alexandria’s Waterfront. The park is a regular location for small City sponsored festivals and events.
Park Location: 120 North Pitt Street (map)
Park Area: 0.05 acres
Park Location: 1 Oronoco Street (map)
Park Area: 0.07 acres
Park Features: Riverfront sitting area and observation deck
West’s Point Park is part the linear park system along Alexandria’s waterfront.
Park Location: 5700 Sanger Avenue (map)
Park Area: 10.94 acres
Park Features: Athletic fields, basketball court, playground, and tennis courts recreation center with a full basketball court, and adjacent activity/game room
Beyond the tennis court to the south is one of the several entries to the Dora Kelly Nature Park. Access to the Recreation Center is opposite the School Building on the north side. The Center features game rooms and a full indoor basketball court. The school uses this area for gym/P.E. classes during the day. The Buddie Ford Nature Center is located to the west of the Recreation Center.
Windmill Hill Park
Park Location: 501 South Union Street (map)
Park Area: 3.43 acres
Park Features: Basketball court, playground, riverfront seating, and sand volleyball
Windmill Hill Park is part the linear park system along Alexandria’s waterfront.
Park Location: 2700 Witter Drive (map)
Park Area: 13.7 acres
Park Features: Athletic fields, cemetery, park shelters, parking, and restrooms
Park Location: 1509 Woodbine Street (map)
Park Area: 0.13
Park Features: Playground
Park Location: 705 North Fairfax Street (map)
Park area: 0.44 acres
Wythe Street Park leads in to Oronoco Park on the riverfront.