Jones Point Park on Memorial Day Weekend

On Memorial Weekend 2014 my brother took me out to Jones Point Park.

An available basketball court at Jones Point Park
An available basketball court at Jones Point Park

This was my first time seeing this place since I was in High School, when I would go there to fish for catfish with chicken livers. The development since the completion of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge adds to the beauty of Alexandria. Cruising on the Mount Vernon Trail, Stuart & I took the fork in the road towards Jones Point Park, which is just after Porto Vecchio Condominiums. The other alternative fork goes across the Woodrow Wilson bridge and enters Maryland, as opposed to sticking on the Mt. Vernon Trail.

The path into Jones Point Park was smoothly paved. Entering the view of the underside of the bridge was very picturesque. While Stuart stretched, I took a lap around the park and saw an open basketball court, several fishers casting out, a boat or two passing, and lots of movement from bikers, joggers, and other fitness oriented folks.

Continuing in the direction of Old Town, there was another smooth paved asphalt trail that was just behind a series of luxury homes at the very end of Union St. The close proximity of it all, made for an outstanding location.

The ride didn’t end there, Stuart pressed on and I followed until Founders Park, which is where I threw in the towel and suggested we return home, due to my fading stamina. The way back through Jones Point Park was just as fun on the way there, especially with the lively activity going on inside.

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Aubrey Nesbitt

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Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office. Aubrey is a service-disabled retired veteran and a part of our family. We give him the opportunity to work at the office and on the web as part of his recovery. The opinions and statements presented by Aubrey are his own and we don't necessarily agree with them.