Just west of the southern extent of Crystal City, Fort Scott Park was one of the forts for the defenses of Washington during the civil war. It was named for General Winfield Scott, the then Commander-in-Chief of the Union Amy.
Daingerfield Island is a National Park in Old Town Alexandria, at the junction of Four Mile Run and Potomac. The park marks the site of the first permanent settlement of the City of Alexandria. Continue reading
Ruby Tucker Park is a neighborhood park located at 3500 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Alexandria. In June 2011 the park was dedicated to the “Queen of Lynhaven” Ruby Tucker. Ruby Tucker was an active advocate for her Lynhaven neighborhood until her death. She served on the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority for 12 years while caring for foster kids throughout her life. She also served as a director of the ALIVE Child Development Center and PTA president for several schools across Alexandria. Continue reading
Gunston Park is a 10-acre park located at 1401 28th Street South Arlington, VA 22206. The Park surrounds the Gunston Community Center and has a host of fun family-friendly activities to offer.
Potomac Greens Park is a neighborhood park located within close proximity to the residential community Potomac Greens. Continue reading
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
There is a lot to be said about Glencarlyn Park but I will try to summarize. This beautiful and secluded 95.5-acre park located in Arlington, Virginia, provides a host of family activities. From shaded picnic shelters to fishing, children playground, amphitheater, nature trails, and a dog park.
Monticello Park is a small 6.24 acres residential park located at 320 Beverly Drive in Alexandria. The park features an off leash dog area for dog to enjoy some play time with their owners. Monticello Park is a favorite for all nature lovers as there is a wide variety of birds, plants and insects located at the park. The park comprises of a small stream which is a magnet for various species of migrating birds. Bird and nature lovers can enjoy the many trees and bird species that are present in the park. The park also features a walking trail which leads to the neighborhood.
Monticello Park is open for everyone to enjoy and it is the perfect place for all nature and bird lovers to revel in the beauty of the many bird species whom often migrate to the park’s stream.Continue reading
Located at the beautiful and secluded Glencarln Park, the Long Branch Nature Center offers a natural habitat for bird watching and other outdoor activities.
Summer is upon us and now is the perfect time to enjoy some outdoor play time with your kids and your pets. In Alexandria there are many great dog parks when your dogs can exercise and play while enjoying the summer weather. Here are a few of these dog parks: