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Alexandria Founders Park

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Alexandria's waterfront parks include a number of small parks along the river. At Gibbon Street is a small park with trails to the river. Other parks include Waterfront Park and Point Lumley. In northern Old Town is Founders Park.?The Park is a popular urban green space where the public can stroll along the shore, enjoy the scenic river, play volleyball, have a picnic, meet friends, appreciate the gardens, flowers and scenery of Northern Virginia, walk dogs on a leash or take advantage of the unfenced dog park area in the park. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the fresh air and the natural beauty of a park alongside the Potomac river.

The City of Alexandria maintains Founders Park as a passive park for all to enjoy. Private events are not permitted..

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) maintains a tide gage at the Alexandria waterfront. Current conditions are shown below:

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City of Alexandria
301 King Street
Alexandria VA 22314
703-838-4000
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