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.
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 email@example.com. Get Old Town Alexandria Patch news and …
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 …
Friday, April 27, 2012
City consultants say old facilities are near the end of their lifespan.
Consultants tapped to look at the city's aging public swimming and wading pools have recommended the city replace them at a capital cost of nearly $50 million. The consultant team of Kimley-Horn and Counsilman-Hunsaker said the plan would create new pools with life expectancies of 30 to 50 years, triple annual attendance to more than 300,000 people, raise operating costs to $3.5 million, increase annual revenues to $2.7 million and reduce annual operating subsidies due to the increase in visitors. The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities hosted a public meeting on Wednesday at the Nannie J. Lee Center to review the findings of the City of Alexandria Aquatics Facilities Study. The recommendations include: The …