Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Part of the pathway is getting a new surface made of gravel and recycled tires.
Founders Park is getting a new pathway surface installed in January. The city's Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Department is scheduled to install a new path surface on a portion of the walking trail at Founders Park. About 180 feet of existing stone dust pathway will be resurfaced with a permeable surface maked of gravel and recycled tires. The new path is expected to be stable, water permeable and handicap accessible as well as less prone to erosion. The work is weather dependent and scheduled to occur between Jan. 7 and Jan. 25. Work areas will be closed to the public but the park will remain open.
Monday, December 17, 2012
The Monday evening event includes opportunities for children to sit on Santa's knee and tell him what they'd like for Christmas.
All of Alexandria’s children are invited to have their photos taken with Santa on Monday. The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority and the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities will host photos with Santa at the annual Santa’s Winter Wonderland event. Children will have the opportunity to sit on Santa’s knee and tell him what they want for Christmas and have their photo taken. While waiting, children and their parents can enjoy Christmas story readings by the Grinch, who will read “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Santa’s helpers will read “The Night Before Christmas.” The free event takes place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Charles Houston Recreation Center. "The Night Before Christmas" will be read at 4 p.m. …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Construction begins Thursday and residents are urged to use caution around the playground area.
The city's Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is replacing the black chain-link fence along the basketball court and swing set along Union Street in Windmill Hill Park, 501 S. Union St. The work is scheduled to begin Thursday and run through Sunday. The park will remain open during the replacement, but there will be construction crews and equipment in use near the playground area. Residents are encouraged to use caution. The fence will be replaced by a similar fence that is used to separate the playground area from the basketball court and street. For additional information or questions about the work, call Beth Carton at 703-746-5492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Get Old Town Alexandria Patch news and …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is starting a public outreach process.
The city of Alexandria is beginning a nine-month public outreach process to help develop plans for six major, multi-use parks in the city. The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is developing management framework plans for the following parks: Four Mile Run Park, Simpson Stadium Park, Chinquapin Park, Hensley Park, Holmes Run Park and Ben Brenman/Armistead L. Boothe Parks. The project’s goal is to study and understand the existing conditions and plan for future needs in each of the parks. Park planners want to know how local residents use the parks, what they like about the parks and what they hope to see in the parks in the future. Their input will help guide the plans and inform decisions on how the parks will evolve…
Monday, September 10, 2012
Alexandria has hired consultancy Green Play to help it assess fee structures and related issues.
Alexandria’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities has hired consultancy Green Play to help it plan, budget and assess fee structures for some city programs and is seeking public input in the process. The group will assist the city “in developing a fiscally responsible process so we can plan proactively for the future,” according to an Aug. 6 letter addressed to community stakeholders and signed by the department’s deputy director, William Chesley. Green Play and the city are hosting workshops throughout the week at different rec center sites, beginning Monday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Cora Kelly Recreation Center. The city is paying Green Play approximately $30,000 for the nine-month project. The Recreation Department …