Newly renovated Windmill Hill Park (courtesy photo)

The City of Alexandria invites the public to an opening ceremony for the newly renovated Windmill Hill Park (501 S. Union Street) on Saturday, Nov. 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.

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.

For more information about the project, visit the Windmill Hill Park Shoreline project webpage.