Visit Founders Park In Old Town Alexandria

Founders Park is a peaceful riverside park located in Old Town Alexandria. The park was once called West Point in the early 1700s and was the first settlement site for the Europeans in Alexandria. The site was once used an industrial area for the building of a warehouse before becoming a storage area for tobacco, a landing point for African slaves and a fish town. The site was then considered for the development of a townhouse complex which was never developed due to residents of the other surrounding neighborhood wanting to convert the site into a public park. The site was officially called Founders Park in 1978 before being purchased by the City of Alexandria in 1981. Continue reading

Learn More About Alexandria’s Water Systems At Water Discovery Day

The City of Alexandria, Virginia American Water and Alexandria Renew Enterprises¬† – Alexandria’s three water system partners will be hosting the third Annual Water Discover Day on September 14 at Four Mile Run Park in Alexandria. Alexandria Renew Enterprises CEO Karen Pallansch states that “Water Discover Day brings water’s value to life for people of all ages through a number of hands-on activities, giving attendees a better understanding of their role in preserving our local waterways”.¬† The event will feature a tour of Alexandria Renew Enterprises Four Mile Run Pump Station, Hands on water activities with Virginia American Water, Touch a Truck with Alexandria Fire Department, Sewer Art Gallery, Make your own slime and Pet Adoption. There will be educational games, food vendors and giveaways at the event. Everyone is invited to attend and learn how the water system works in Alexandria. Continue reading