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Alexandria Neighborhoods – Del Ray’s East Del Ray Park is Getting a New Look

E Del Ray Ave Park

E Del Ray Ave Park

In 2011 the City of Alexandria set aside a large corner lot at East Del Ray and Commonwealth to be developed as a ‘pocket park”.

 

Original plans called for a play area for small children,  sitting areas for adults, a fountain, major tree plantings, and a labyrinth.

 

The children’s playground, nestled in a cozy corner, was built first and the park quickly became known as the “tot lot.”

 

The Tot Lot

The Tot Lot

The remainder of the park remained unfinished however, a victim of

economic uncertainty and conflicting priorities.  But, thanks to a $20,000

matching grant offered by the Del Ray Citizens Association (DRCA) this

past spring a major portion of the original plan is now under construction.

 

Labyrinth

Labyrinth

 

 

Located on the western edge of the lot and with entrances from several directions, a labyrinth is slowly taking shape.

 

Trees to shade this area, and buffer the adjacent property to the south,  will be planted in the fall when weather conditions are more favorable.

 

 

 

Kudos to the Del Ray Civic Association for spearheading this great new addition to the neighborhood.  We’ll look forward to what  the DRCA comes up with next!

See you in the neighborhood,

Michael

 

Real Estate with Integrity 

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Potomac Yard, Del Ray and the Braddock Road Metro

With all the talk of the new, unbuilt Metro station scheduled for Potomac Yard, it’s easy to forget that the Braddock Road Metro is already the station of choice for many Potomac Yard and Del Ray residents.

Under the Bridge

Under the Bridge

The closest Potomac Yard residents are technically part of Del Ray with apartments, condominiums and town homes tucked just under and behind the Monroe Street Bridge.

Other Potomac Yard residents have a bit more of a walk or bike ride, but the South Trail of the linear Potomac Yard Park makes for a smooth connection regardless of distance.

South Trail

South Trail

Starting just under the Monroe Street Bridge the South Trail runs parallel to the metro rail tracks and behind the athletic fields of GW Middle School.  In the distance is the George Washington Masonic Temple.

Masonic Temple

Masonic Temple

The very last part of the trail is under construction but still useable.

South Trail, Braddock Road Entrance

South Trail, Braddock Road Entrance

If you have’t already, why not give it a try?

See you in the neighborhood,

Michael

 

 

 

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