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Waterfront Park Interim Park Project

The City’s Waterfront Plan envisions a new public plaza at the foot of King Street. The new park will serve as the keystone to the revitalization of the Potomac River waterfront in Alexandria. Construction is currently underway to create an interim park that will open in early 2019.

Page updated on Jan 3, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Alexandria City Council Chooses “Waterfront Park” to Name New Park Area

On December 15, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to combine the interim site surrounding King Street Park and the existing Waterfront Park into a single park named Waterfront Park. Prior to City Council’s naming decision, its Naming Committee conducted an online survey to seek naming suggestions and feedback on whether the new park should include the existing Waterfront Park or constitute a second, separate park. The Naming Committee held a public hearing on November 15, and City Council held an additional public hearing on December 15.

The new park will serve as the keystone to the revitalization of the Potomac River waterfront in Alexandria. Construction is currently underway to join the original King Street Park site with the sites of the former Old Dominion Boat Club building and parking lot, to create an interim park that will open in early 2019. The interim park will feature an open plaza, a waterfront promenade, shade structures, and a modular space that can adapt to different purposes throughout the year.  Several years later, the interim park will close so that flood mitigation infrastructure can be constructed and additional amenities added before the permanent park reopens.


360° Panoramic Renderings 

Click the image below to see 360 degree images of existing (photos) and future conditions (renderings) of the park. Construction progress photos will be added periodically.



Site Plan Information

Updated Design Renderings

King Street Waterfront SH     Birdseye_SW 2018   Birdseye_NE   Flexible Plaza E 2018   Flexible Plaza SW 2018   River Terrace 2018   Marina Terrace 2018

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Design Concepts

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Meeting Information 

March 7, 2018 - Community Meeting

March 15, 2017 - Board of Architectural Review

February 21, 2017 - Waterfront Commission

June 7, 2016 - Planning Commission 

May 24, 2016 - City Council

May 18,2016 - Board of Architectural Review-Old and Historic 

May 17, 2016 - Commission for the Arts

May 11, 2016 - Old Town Civic Association

April 26, 2016 - Shop Talk 

April 5, 2016 - Chamber of Commerce - Government Relations Committee Meeting

April 4, 2016 - AlexEngage Online Feedback

March 22, 2016 - Old Town Business & Professional Association Meeting 

March 21, 2016 - Environmental Policy Commission Meeting 

February 16, 2016 - Community Meeting

January 21, 2016 - Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

January 19, 2016 - Waterfront Commission Meeting 


For more information about this project, contact Tony Gammon, at 703.746.4155.

Note: The park is referred to as "Interim Fitzgerald Square" in the video, which was produced prior to the official naming of "Waterfront Park" in December 2018.

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