City of Alexandria, VA
For Immediate Release: March 5, 2011
Recreation News for the month March 2011
Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities programs and activities’ announcement for the month of March 2011:
For additional information, visit alexandriava.gov/recreation or call 703.746.4343.
Calendar of Community Events and Activities
Call for Entries
Stand Up and Be Counted!
Sign up for Arts eNews!
The Spring and Summer 2011 Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Program Guide is now available. To download your copy today, visit alexandriava.gov/recreation.
The Out of School Time Program offers your child an opportunity to be involved during spring and summer breaks. Sports, Art and Nature camps are available for children ages 3 to 17. For additional information and to register, visit alexandriava.gov/recreation.
The Founder’s Park Dog Exercise Area, located at 351 N. Union St., will close the week of March 14 for annual turf rehabilitation and other maintenance activities. The park is scheduled to reopen Memorial Day weekend. For a complete listing of City Dog Parks and Exercise Areas, visit alexandriava.gov/recreation.
The public is invited to attend a Community Pre-Construction Meeting to discuss the upcoming athletic field construction for the Witter Property located at 2600 Witter Drive. The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Bishop Ireton, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria, VA 22314. The contractor and City staff will present information and answer questions concerning the upcoming construction of approved athletic improvements to the property, including a new diamond field, two new rectangular fields, restrooms, park pavilions and parking. The official ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 8:30 a.m. at 2600 Witter Dr.
In close collaboration with the City of Alexandria and the National Park Service, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project is embarking on a major restoration effort at Jones Point Park. Construction efforts began in December 2010 with completion anticipated in June 2012. To maintain public safety during construction, access to some portions of the park will be temporarily or intermittently closed while improvements are being made. For additional information, visit visit alexandriava.gov/recreation.
City of Alexandria Establishes Jones Point Park Reconstruction Update eNews Category
For additional information, call 703.746.5500.
George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee
Alexandria Waterfront Committee
Commission for the Arts
Park & Recreation Commission
Alexandria Beautification Commission
Center Advisory Boards
"Dispatches from the Front" is the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Park Operations & Park Planning newsletter reporting on current issues, activities and updates on park projects. To view the current issue, visit alexandriava.gov/18076.
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, call the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.4343 (TTY 703.838.4902).