The public restroom and storage facility at Simpson Stadium Park will be demolished starting Monday. As a result of the work, the Simpson dog park will be closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
A facility will be rebuilt as part of an agreement between the City of Alexandria and Potomac Yard Development LLC to build Potomac Yard Park. No city funds are being used in the demolition and construction of the new building.
The new facility will have the same footprint and location as the current building. It will provide “modern restroom facilities as well as additional functionality for city maintenance crews,” according to a release from the city.
When the dog park reopens on Thursday, the unleashing entrance will be in a temporary new location for the duration of construction of the new building. Temporary restroom facilities will also be made available.
The city reminds park users to use extra caution in moving around the construction site. Work will be performed during the daytime.