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Windmill Hill Park Opens on Alexandria, Virginia Waterfront

Windmill Hill Park bulkhead replaced with a natural shoreline

The  newly renovated Windmill Hill Park in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia (501 S. Union St.) has re-opened to the public with a new natural shoreline.

The  newly renovated Windmill Hill Park in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia (501 S. Union St.) has re-opened to the public.

The Windmill Hill Park Shoreline Project, approved by City Council in 2015, replaced a failed bulkhead and eroding shoreline along the Potomac River with approximately 1,200 linear feet of living shoreline. Additional park improvements east of Union Street include new natural and pollinator-friendly habitat areas; a connecting waterfront trail from Ford’s Landing City Park to Shipyard Park; improvements to existing water access points; seating walls and picnic areas; renovation of the Gibbon Street outfall; and a renovated dog park with a seating area and water fountain for every member of the family (including four-legged ones). In addition, improvements were made to the Union Street sidewalk adjacent to the park and a mid-block crosswalk at the Wilkes Street Tunnel was added, consistent with the Union Street Corridor Study.

There will be an opening ceremony at the park on Saturday, November 17, at 8:30 a.m. The event will include remarks by the Mayor and other City officials, a ribbon cutting ceremony, and an overview of park improvements by City staff. The ceremony will occur rain or shine.

For more information about the project, visit this link.

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Lee Hernly, Editor
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