The Alexandria City Council invites the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for the interim King Street Park at the Waterfront project on Saturday, March 17, from 8 to 9 a.m., at 1 & 2 King St. The ceremony will occur rain or shine.
The City’s Waterfront Small Area Plan calls for a network of pedestrian and bicycle paths to provide continuous public waterfront access from Oronoco Bay Park to Jones Point Park. The new park will be the keystone in this vision, establishing prime public access in the heart of the Waterfront.
The project will replace the former Old Dominion Boat Club building and parking lot, and the current King Street Park, with an interim park that will include a river terrace, flexible plaza, lawn and waterfront promenade. This new space, scheduled to open in fall 2018, will provide the community with a flexible gathering space for daily use and seasonal special activities.
The construction of the interim King Street Park at the Waterfront launches Phase I of the landscape and flood mitigation plan approved in 2014 by City Council. The Waterfront Small Area Plan, approved by City Council in 2012, is a 30-year vision to revitalize Alexandria’s Waterfront through expanded access to open space and increased promotion as a local and regional arts and cultural destination.
For more information about the groundbreaking ceremony and the interim park, visit the King Street Park at the Waterfront webpage.