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For Immediate Release: June 10, 2011

City to Hold Dedication Ceremony of Ruby Tucker Park on Saturday, June 18

The Honorable Mayor and members of City Council invite the public to the dedication ceremony of Ruby Tucker Park, 3500 Jefferson Davis Highway on Saturday, June 18 at 8:30 a.m. The Lynhaven Citizens Association will sponsor a community celebration following the dedication. Light refreshments available, and the dedication will occur rain or shine.

The late Ruby Tucker was an ardent advocate for her Lynhaven neighborhood. She served for 12 years on the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority where she was a voice for extending services to the City's most needy residents. She was a caring mother not only to her own children but to scores of foster children she cared for throughout her life, was a passionate founding member of her church, a City elections official for more than 30 years, and was a Senior Services of Alexandria board member and was a director of the ALIVE Child Development Center. Beginning in the 1970's and 1980's, Ruby Tucker led a small and dedicated group of neighbors who banded together to combat the drug and nuisance activity in the Lynhaven community. Until her death, Ruby Tucker continued to be an advocate for the Lynhaven neighborhood.

For additional information, contact Jack Browand, Division Chief, at 703.746.5504 or email

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, please call Jack Browand with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.5504, (TTY 703.838.4902), or e-mail

1108 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.838.6344

Office Hours
8 am - 5 pm

James B. Spengler