Beach Park is a 1.42 acres neighborhood park located at 201 Rucker Place in Alexandria. In the early 1970s the park was named in the honor of school principal Lillian Beach and has since been adopted by the Rosemont Citizens’ Association. The park features an open lawn area with seating and a playground for the kids with a slope which is used for sledding during the winter months. It is home to many oak trees, maple trees, dogwoods and locust trees. The park is a popular place for residents of the area to meet and socialize and it is the venue for the hosting of annual Rosemont Citizens Association events. Continue reading
It’s the summer and there is no greater way to spend time with your family and friends than at one of Alexandria’s outdoor movie viewings. Grab your blankets and visit one of these outdoor movie viewings in Alexandria:
- Cinema Del Ray – this outdoor event is free of charge and movie viewing takes place on the field of the Mount Vernon Recreation Center located at the intersection of Mount Vernon and Commonwealth Avenues.
- Movies on the Potomac – there is nothing like enjoying a movie while on the waterfront. Movie viewings are shown at National Harbor on Sunday and Thursday evenings. Family movies are shown on Sundays at 6 pm while Date Night Movies are shown on Thursday at 7 pm.
- Saturday Cinema Series – this outdoor movie viewing is hosted by the Carlyle Council and it takes place on select Saturdays during the summer in the Carlyle neighborhood.
Crystal City shops is an underground shopping mall which offers a variety of stores, shops, restaurants, and cafes all situated together along colorful tree-lined streets.
If you are ever in need for some relaxing time within Crystal City, just stop by the Crystal City Water Park.
Old Town Pool is located a 2.71 acres multipurpose facility located at 1609 Cameron Street in Alexandria. The area features a 25 yard lap pool with diving well and an handicap accessible training pool combined with a basketball court, picnic area and a playground for the kids to enjoy before or after swimming. The Old Town Pool is adjacent to the Durant Recreation Center located to the east and Buchanan Park located to the north. This pool is the only one located in Old Town Alexandria. The pool and other facilities is open to the public all the summer. Continue reading
Located on the Potomac Palisades in North Arlington, Potomac Overlook Regional Park offers 70 acres of peaceful woodland, 2.5 miles of varied trails, educational gardens, a small picnic area, and a Nature Center.
Chambliss Park is a 8.16 acres neighborhood park located at 2505 North Chambliss Street on the west end of Alexandria. The park is adjacent to Dora Kelly Park and John Adams Elementary School. The park is a popular place for persons to walk their dogs, play tennis, go sledding during the winter and to play baseball. The park features a wooded nature area with a foot path that leads to Dora Kelly Nature Park. The park is open on a daily basis for everyone to come and enjoy. Continue reading
The City of Alexandria will come alive on July 20 2019 as the Annual Tons Of Truck event takes place at Chinquapin Park and Forest Park, 3210 King Street Alexandria. The event will take place 10 am to 1 pm and will feature over 20 City vehicles on display. Patrons at the event will get the opportunity to explore and get behind the wheel of fire trucks, front end loader, dump truck, bucket truck, trash truck as well as bus and police cars. Persons can meet and greet with the personnel who have built and maintained the vehicles. Other activities at the event will include food truck vendors, giveaways, photo opportunities, book readings and art project with the City’s Mobile Art Lab. Parking is available. Continue reading
Joseph Hensley Park is a 21.66 acres park named in honor of the late Joseph Hensley, a former Director of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities in Alexandria. The park is located at 4200 Eisenhower Avenue and features facilities for everyone to enjoy. The park features softball fields, soccer field, picnic area and a park shelter with grill. It is used by the Adult Sports Leagues, the Bishop Ireton Varsity and Junior Varsity Softball Teams as well as the Alexandria Soccer Association. The picnic area and the ball fields can be rented for the hosting of private events. Continue reading
Cameron Run Regional Park is a 26 acre outdoor adventure park in Alexandria. Located at 4001 Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria the park features a variety of recreation facilities for everyone to enjoy. Cameron Run Regional Park is home to many facilities such as Great Waves Waterpark, Lake Cook and Paradise Play.Continue reading