As a 52 plus acres of haven for wildlife, Jones Point Park is also the ideal place to take a stroll or have a picnic by the Potomac River, go bird watching and let your dog have fun. It is found near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, southeast of Alexandria on the Potomac River.
80 Foot trees can be found at Jones Point Park where fall and spring birds nest during the migration season. A walk down the trail to the Potomac offers sights of water birds, bald eagles and waterfowl.
Jones Point Park offers:
- Picnic sites with picnic tables
- 2 Soccer fields
- Trails for walking and biking
- 2 Fishing piers structured over 2 ship ramps
- Ship dock north of the bridge by the river
- Garden plots for rent
Jones Point Park is owned by the National Park Service and managed by the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks ad Cultural Activities that preserves the 9000 years of human history.
Important Facts about Jones Point Park:
- Remains of the Jones Point Lighthouse from the 19th century and artifacts from the Native Americans and colonist from the early European settlers have been discovered here.
- Jones Point Park was an important shipbuilding site where remains of the shipbuilding site had been unearthed for visitors.
- Survey stones mark the original boundaries of District of Columbia as overseen by George Washington after 1790.