Alexandria’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is inviting the public to a meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 to discuss modifications to the Mount Jefferson dog exercise area and the W&OD Trail through Del Ray.
The meeting will be held at the Mount Jefferson unfenced dog exercise area at the 200 and 300 block of Raymond Avenue.
The recreation department, in coordination with the city’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, are considering two major changes to the Mount Jefferson Greenway and W&OD Trail:
- Creating new pedestrian access to the greenway at the dead end of Stewart Avenue in a city-owned right-of-way. The new entrance would also provide more suitable access for park maintenance vehicles, according to a city release.
- Relocating the existing off-leash dog exercise area to a to-be-determined area farther south in the park. The current location has severe drainage issues, which can make the area unusable when wet.
Those unable to attend the meeting are encouraged to send written comments about the proposed changes to Judy Lo of the parks department to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Del Ray Citizens Association’s Transportation and Pedestrian Safety Committee is looking into creating a potential bicycle throughway on the greenway between Stewart and Calvert avenues as part of a long-term plan that includes lighting, storm drain repair and the installation of new entrances.