Founders Park – 4.67 acres
351 North Union Street
Three blocks north of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Founders Park is a peaceful riverside garden in Old Town Alexandria where the public can stroll along the shore, walk their dogs, play volleyball, have a picnic and enjoy the flowers and greenery of Northern Virginia.
Park Features: Dog exercise area, volleyball court, benches, walking paths
Harborside/Shipyard Park – 1.52 acres
1 Wilkes Street
Enjoy this dockside park with views of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and National Harbor.
Park Features: Trail and riverside seating
Jones Point Park
1 Jones Point Drive
Just south of Old Town Alexandria, Jones Point Park is located on the Potomac River. Its lighthouse, built in 1855, is the last remaining riverine lighthouse in Virginia.
Oronoco Bay Park – 5.08 acres
100 Madison Street
Oronoco Bay Park is a popular location for picnicking, walking, biking, and jogging. Festivals and special events are held in the park during the warmer months of the year.
Park Features: Event space, parking, picnic areas, and walking/biking/jogging trails
Rivergate Park – 2.84 acres
2 Montgomery Street
Relax in this townhouse-lined park in North Old Town.
Park Features: Riverfront sitting, picnic areas, and volleyball
Tide Lock Park- 4.68 acres
1 Canal Center Plaza
Tide Lock Park is home to the “Promenade Classique,” a neoclassical sculpture among waterfalls and pools by French sculptors Anne and Patrick Poirier.
Park Features: Biking trail and riverfront seating area
Waterfront Park – 1.37 acres
1A Prince Street
In the heart of Old Town, Waterfront Park is a peaceful respite with a statue of a ship builder, old anchors, and a monument to fallen policemen.
Park Features: Boat docking, open lawn space, riverfront seating, and walking trails
Windmill Hill Park – 3.43 acres
501 South Union Street
With plenty of street parking, Windmill Hill Park is a great place for a family outing. Enjoy the swing set overlooking the river or venture onto the dock with views of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
Park Features: Basketball court, playground, riverfront seating, and sand volleyball