Alexandria Park & Recreation Commission
The Park and Recreation Commission is an eleven-member advisory unit established by City Council in March 1970. The Commission advises City Council in matters relating to parkland, recreation and culture, and participates in planning recreational activities and services through its advice to Council, and the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. The members of the Park and Recreation Commission are selected to represent one of the three Park Districts in the City and two youth representatives. The Commission meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm. For additional information call 703.746.5500.
- Park and Recreation Commission Meeting Information (Schedule, Agenda, Minutes & Staff reports)
The members of the Park and Recreation Commission are selected to represent one of the three Park Planning Districts in the City.
|Planning District I
|Planning District II
|Planning District III
Alexandria Waterfront Commission
The purpose of the Alexandria Waterfront Commission is to advise the City Council and staff on issues related to Alexandria's historic Potomac River waterfront, and advise on implementation of the Waterfront Small Area Plan. The Commission was established by City Council on April 14, 2012, and replaces the Waterfront Committee, which was founded in 1989. The Commission meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 am at City Hall Sister Cities Conference Room, 301 King Street, unless otherwise indicated on the agenda. For additional information, visit the Alexandria Waterfront Commission website. For membership information, visit Boards & Commissions.
The Commission is composed of 21 members representing a particular neighborhood, community organization, or City committee.
Alexandria Commission for the Arts
The role of the Alexandria Commission for the Arts is to advise City Council with regard to policies that will strengthen the arts and further public access to the arts and cultural matters identified by the City Council; To establish and periodically review criteria and standards for arts grant applications for city funds and accountability for the use of such funds; the allocation from such funds to eligible organizations and activities as may be appropriated by the city council for such purpose; To review the public art annual work plan as developed by the office of the arts and a work plan task force and make recommendations to the city council as part of the budget process; To review and approve public art project plans for specific public art projects, and to review and approve artist selection and concept development; To create committees and task forces, as necessary, to focus on public art project development and artist selection; To review proposals for donations of public art and commemorative art and make recommendations to the City Council; To collaborate with the Office of the Arts on public art project evaluations; and to support public communication and outreach as related to the arts and; to serve as citizen liaisons to city planning initiatives when public art is involved.
Commission members are required to become involved in various art projects/events throughout the City and serve on one committee or task force. Approximately twelve hours per month are required of Commission members. The Commission meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.
For additional information about the Commission for the Arts, click here.
Alexandria Beautification Commission
The Beautification Commission is a twelve-member advisory unit that represents citizens' values in City beautification matters and coordinates projects to encourage and achieve beautification. The Commission sponsors the Alexandria Beautification Commission Awards each year. The Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm. For additional information call, 703.746.5500. For membership information, visit Boards & Commissions.
For additional information on the Beautification Commission, click here. If you would like to contact us, please send your note to:
The Alexandria Beautification Commission
2900-A Business Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22314