Alexandria's New Waterfront Park Needs a Name

A new park is opening on the Potomac River waterfront, and the City of Alexandria wants the public to help them make some key decisions in its planning.

The park will be at the foot of King Street in Old Town. It combines the original King Street Park site with the former Old Dominion Boat Club and parking lot. The city calls it “the keystone to the revitalization of the Potomac River waterfront in Alexandria.” The park will include an open plaza, waterfront promenade, shade structures, and a modular space for different events throughout the year.

The yet-to-be-named park won’t be permanent: it will serve as an interim park for several years, until flood mitigation infrastructure can be built and additional amenities added. Then it will permanently reopen.

In an online survey, Alexandria is asking for suggested names for the park. The city also wants to know whether it should include the adjacent Waterfront Park, or remain two separate parks. You can participate in the survey now through November 16.

To take the survey, click here.

There will also be a public hearing on November 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street.

-Meg Walburn Viviano