City of Alexandria, VA
Park Location: 4000 Mount Vernon Avenue (map)
Park Area: 0.18 acres
Park Features: Sitting areas, flower beds, shade trees, and a walking path
Park Location: 426 E. Monroe Avenue (map)
Park Area: 9.94 acres
Park Features: Baseball fields, basketball court, dog exercise area, garden, playground and tennis courts
Simpson is home to the T.C. Williams High School baseball team and hosts Little League. The park also has a native plant garden. Simpson Stadium is named after the Eugene Simpson family who donated the land to the City.
The Simpson playground and garden have been adopted by the Del Ray Citizens’ Association.
Park Location: 4452 Duke Street (map)
Park Area: 3.88 acres
Park Features: Basketball court, open space/field, parking, playground, swimming pool and bath house
Park Location: 99 Franklin St. (map)
Park Area: .74 acres
This publicly accessible site is owned and maintained by the Ford’s Landing Homeowners Association
Park Location: 4301 West Braddock Road (map)
Park Area: 43.46 acres
Park Features: Amphitheater, dog exercise area, museum, park shelter, parking, picnic areas, playground, and restrooms
Fort Ward Park is one of 68 earthen forts that were built in the defense of Washington, D.C. during the Civil War. The fort was named for Commander James Harmon Ward, the first United States Naval Officer killed in the Civil War. The on-site museum at Fort Ward is a replica of the Civil War-era building that existed on the fort grounds, as photographed by the famous Civil War photographer, Matthew Brady. The museum also has a library and the surrounding grounds are often used for both Civil War and Revolutionary War re-enactments.Please click here for information on the Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park & Museum Advisory Group
Alcohol Beverage Policy: Fort Ward is specified and designed as a park where the use of alcoholic beverages by a group of 50 or more, based within the City of Alexandria, is permitted under strict regulation and control. Only draft beer and wine will be permitted in the park areas 2,3, and 4. Beer must be in a keg and served in paper cups. In addition to the picnic site reservation fee, a $25 processing fee (non-refundable) is required from those groups who wish to obtain an ABC license to serve beer and wine. The Alcohol Permit will not be issued less than two weeks prior to the date of reservation . After receiving permission from the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, the applicant is required to obtain a Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Banquet License (ABC permit) at 6308 Grovedale Drive, Alexandria, Virginia. The Banquet License fee is an additional $55 fee payable to the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The person or business applying for a picnic reservation and a permit for beer and wine must have an address within the City of Alexandria. Personal or company checks must match the address shown on the ABC application and have a Virginia address. The consumption of alcoholic beverages by any person or group is prohibited in Fort Ward Park unless a Virginia State Banquet has been obtained.
Dogs: Unleashing dogs or allowing dogs to urinate or defecate in the park (except in the dog exercise area near the front gate is prohibited. Dog owners are required to clean-up.
Fires and Grills: Fires are permitted in park grills or personal grills only. Barbeque pits for cooking on the ground are prohibited. Propane gas grills are prohibited. All fires must be extinguished and ashes placed in designated containers or left in the park grill before the area is vacated.
Park Location: 501 Fort Williams Parkway (map)
Park Area: 8.3 acres
Park Features: Wooded nature area with a walking path
A small stream that runs through the park feeds into Lake Cook. The park is named for an earthen Civil War Fort that once existed at this site. No trace of the fort exists today.
Park Location: 351 North Union Street (map)
Park Area: 4.67 acres
Park Features: Dog exercise area, volleyball court, benches, walking paths
The Alexandria Marina is located on the south-eastern edge of the park and the Potomac River. The dog exercise area is located in the north west corner at Oronoco and N. Union Streets.
Founders Park has been adopted by the Founders Park Community Association.
Park Location: 3700 Commonwealth Avenue and 4131 Mount Vernon Avenue (map)
Park Area: 46.75 acres (an additional 1.47 acres has recently been acquired and a planning process is currently underway for the additional land)
The fields are used by T. C. Williams High School, Bishop Ireton, Youth and Adult Sports, and other men’s and women’s leagues.
A bike trail connects to the Arlington path from the west and the Washington, D.C. path from the north.
The Four Mile Run Playground and Edison Entrance have been adopted by the Hume Spring Citizens’ Association.
Park Location: 1001 South Washington Street (map)
Park Area: 0.43 acres
Park Features: This park is currently under construction.
Park Location: 210A Guthrie Avenue (map)
Park Area: 0.2 acres
Park Features: Passive open space
Park Location: 2601 Cameron Mills Road (map)
Park Area: 5.36 acres (9.40 acres with school)
Park Features: Athletic fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, parking, playground, and sitting area
George Mason Park is heavily used by Alexandria Sports Association, Youth Sports, and Recreation Department Summer Camps. The Alexandria Recreation Summer Camp program is located at the playground.
Park Location: 1005 Mount Vernon Avenue (map)
Park Area: 7.09 acres - Braddock Field / 2.61 George Washington Fields
George Washington Park is heavily used by the school for gym classes, Alexandria Soccer Association, and Youth Sports Football. The field is surrounded by a quarter mile track used for gym and track meets, and is open to the public for walking and jogging.
Braddock Field consists of a baseball practice field used mostly by Bishop Ireton Private School and youth sports organization. There are three softball fields also used by the school, the Youth Sports Program and is open for public use.
Park Location: 33 Kennedy Street (map)
Park Area: 2.47 acres
Park Features: Playground equipment, sitting areas, natural wooded area
Goat Hill Park is located within the Warwick Village residential neighborhood. The playground best serves the 5 - 10 year old group. The hill behind and above the playground extends into a steep wooded area.
Goat Hill Park has been adopted by the Warwick Village Citizens’ Association.
Park Location: 4646 Seminary Road (map)
Park Area: 18.91 acres
Park Features: Athletic fields and running track
The Hammond upper field is located at the intersection of Seminary Road and Pickett Street. The Hammond School and Facility is named in honor of Francis C. Hammond a Navy Corpsman and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient who was killed in action in the Korean War. The Upper field includes a quarter mile asphalt track and soccer field.
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: 264 Bugess Avenue (map)
Park Area: 0.31 acres
Hillside Park is a passive, very shady nature area and walking path.
Hillside Park has been adopted by the Warwick Village Citizens’ Association.
Park Location: Holmes Run Parkway (map)
Park Area: 8.02 acres
Park Features: Natural wooded area, walking and biking paths
Holmes Run Parkway connects Dora Kelley Nature Park at its northern most point to Brookvalley Park in the southern end.
Park Location: 18A East Linden Street (map)
Park Features: Basketball half court, dog exercise area, garden, tennis court, and playground
A lighted walking path through Hooff’s Run, parallel to Commonweath Avenue, leads pedestrians from Rosemont Avenue to King Street.
Hooff’s Run has been adopted by the Rosemont Citizens/Lower East Rosemont.
Park Location: 100 Dale Street (map)
Park Area: 0.53 acres
Park Features: Playground and sitting areas
This playground is designed and best suited for 3 - 8 year olds.
Hume Springs Park has been adopted by the Hume Spring Citizens’ Association.
Park Location: 224 North Fayette Street (map)
Park Area: 0.32 acres
The basketball court has lights for evening and night time play. During the summer months there is league play under the lights.
This site is named for the late Mr. Bernard Hunter and Mrs. Helen Miller, community activists.
Hunter/Miller Park has been adopted by the West Old Town Civic Association.