Chinquapin Park is located at 3210 King Street in Alexandria. During World War II the site of the park was known as Chinquapin Village, a war housing development for Torpedo Factory workers and an emergency facility for the United States Navy. The park still features some remnants of the neighborhoods. In 1971 the property was acquired by the City of Alexandria and was later opened as Chinquain Park by former Mayor Charles E Beatley. A recreation center was later opened in 1986. Continue reading
Bluemont Park is a 70-acre pastoral park located at 601 N Manchester St in North Arlington. The park offers a wide range of recreational facilities for both adults and children. Below are some fun things to do at Bluemont Park for the entire family.
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
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
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
As the name suggests, Glebe Road Park is loacted in North Arlington at 4181 N Old Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207. If you ever want to visit this four-acre park here are 4 things that you can do there.
Stevenson Park is a 8.49 acres neighborhood park located at 300 Stultz Road in West End Alexandria. The park is manage by the City of Alexandria and it was developed and dedicated to the city in 1969. Approximately 5 acres of the park is high quality forest with numerous old age upland oaks. Stevenson Park features many amenities and facilities that can be enjoyed by everyone. Continue reading
Eugene Simpson Stadium Park is located at 426 East Monroe Avenue in Del Ray Alexandria. The park is a 9.94 acres open area which connects various points of the Del Ray neighborhood. The City of Alexandria developed the park in the 1950’s after it was used as a train station and an area for many Civil War era houses which included an Aims/Poor house. Continue reading