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For Immediate Release: August 19, 2011

City of Alexandria Announces the Opening of the Play Area  at 1&7 East Del Ray Avenue

The City of Alexandria welcomes the community to the new park located at 1&7 East Del Ray Avenue. Construction of the park is now complete and the play area at the new pocket park is open to the public. Final plantings will occur in early fall to ensure successful growth. The City encourages the community to use the play area, and asks that users to avoid the newly seeded lawn area to allow it to become established.

In 2008, the City acquired these two properties located in the Del Ray area of Alexandria for use as a pocket park.  Pocket parks are designed to meet the needs of those who live or work within 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.

The approved park plan, developed with extensive public input and approved by the Park and Recreation Commission in 2009, includes improvements such as enhanced landscaping, seating areas, storm-water management, and a small play area. For more information on the park, including details on the approved plan, visit www.alexandriava.gov/45884.

For additional information, contact Judy Lo, Park Planner, at 703.746.5490 or by email at judy.lo@alexandriava.gov.

 

1108 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4343
Fax: 703.838.6344
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James B. Spengler
Director
703.746.5500