Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Park users are encouraged to comment and state their preferences on recommendations included in a new draft improvement plan for Arlandria park.
Alexandria’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Activities is proposing new community gardens, a fenced-in dog park, new trails and many more amenities to Four Mile Run Park as part of its draft improvement plan. Park planners have spent the last nine months identifying a series of recommendations for each of the city’s large parks (those 20 acres or larger). Parks staff incorporated input from community meetings and online surveys for a list of suggestions. “We tried to balance needs in all of the parks,” said Dana Wedeles, a park planner with the city. After analyzing the feedback, 13 recommendations are proposed for Four Mile Run Park on top of three other recommendations included in the Four Mile Run Restoration Plan. …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria and Casey Trees spearhead project to plant more than 20 trees.
Dozens of volunteers planted more than 20 new trees in the northwest corner of Four Mile Run Park on Sunday as part of an effort organized by Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria and Casey Trees, according to The Arlandrian. The project was funded entirely by a grant from Casey Trees, a D.C.-based urban forestry nonprofit dedicated to restoring, enhancing and protecting the District’s tree canopy. Sunday’s planting marked the first time Casey Trees ventured outside the District. For more on the revitalization efforts at Four Mile Run Park, check out The Arlandrian. Watch a short Patch video about Sunday’s planting above. For the quickest updates, "like" Del Ray Patch on Facebook and follow @delraypatch on Twitter. Interested in geting…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Incident occurred Saturday afternoon near Four Mile Run Park.
Alexandria Animal Control is seeking the public’s help in identifying a medium- to large-sized fluffy brown dog that was involved in a biting incident Saturday near Four Mile Run Park, according to The Arlandrian. The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. Saturday near the terminus of Edison Street in Hume Springs, which backs up to Four Mile Run Park. Animal Control is trying to determine if the dog has been vaccinated against rabies. The dog’s owner is described as a white male who may have been wearing a red shirt. According to The Arlandrian: An un-fenced dog exercise area is situated in Four Mile Run Park at the end of Edison Street and has been criticized for its proximity to playing fields and the running/biking trail. The…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Saturday's cleanup efforts run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with a cookout to follow.
MOM’s Organic Market will be treating volunteers contributing to Saturday’s Four Mile Run cleanup to a cookout at the grocery store. The cleanup begins at 9 a.m. and volunteers are asked to park at the Four Mile Run Park Community Building located at 4109 Mount Vernon Ave., at MOM’s Organic Market (park near the edge of Four Mile Run Park) or at the end of Commonwealth Avenue near the baseball fields. The cookout will follow the cleanup at 11 a.m. The Arlandria Civic Association and the Hume Springs Citizens Association have teamed up to reserve the Four Mile Run Park Community Building from 9 a.m. to noon to provide a place for volunteers to learn about the Four Mile Run restoration efforts. It will serve as a rest stop for volunteers …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Arlandria market is open April through October on Sundays.
The Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market is gearing up to reopen April 14. The not-for-profit market is open Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October. • Interested in getting Del Ray Patch directly into your inbox each morning? Learn more about our daily newsletter. The market is held in Four Mile Run Park in the 4100 block of Mount Vernon Avenue in Arlandria. It was the first market in Alexandria or Arlington County to employ the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-EBT “food stamp” program, which market managers can process for vendors on qualified products. ATM services are also available at the market. Last year, the Four Mile Run Market debuted its new performance stage. The stage was one part of the expansion and …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Volunteers haul approximately 2,000 pounds of trash out of Arlandria park.
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- Drew Hansen
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Volunteers picked up approximately 2,000 pounds of trash in Four Mile Run Park on Saturday as part of a cleanup organized by Hume Springs resident Jacob Cuomo through Clean Virginia Waterways. A team of volunteers filled an empty dumpster behind the Four Mile Run Park building with trash from the park, surrounding wetlands and in Four Mile Run itself. “A special thanks to Del. Rob Krupicka (VA-45) and current Alexandria Vice Mayor Kerry Donley for taking time out of their busy schedules to come out this morning—I can vouch for both of these gentlemen—they returned to the community center looking very tired and dirty,” Cuomo wrote in an email. A second Clean Virginia Waterways cleanup was also held Saturday at Monticello Park in North …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Hume Springs resident Jacob Cuomo teaming with Clean Virginia Waterways to organize Nov. 10 cleanups for Four Mile Run Park and Monticello Park.
Clean Virginia Waterways is holding cleanups on Nov. 10 at Four Mile Run Park in Arlandria and Monticello Park in North Ridge. The cleanups will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and volunteers are needed to make the event a success. Hume Springs resident Jake Cuomo organized the event after noticing an inordinate amount of trash and other items in the parks near his house. Those interested in lending a hand can meet at 9 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Four Mile Run Park building located at 4109 Mount Vernon Ave. or at either park anytime during the cleanup. Cuomo asks that volunteers RSVP so an adequate amount of supplies can be ensured. To RSVP, send Cuomo an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In 2011, Clean Virginia Waterways removed more than 295,000 pounds …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is starting a public outreach process.
The city of Alexandria is beginning a nine-month public outreach process to help develop plans for six major, multi-use parks in the city. The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is developing management framework plans for the following parks: Four Mile Run Park, Simpson Stadium Park, Chinquapin Park, Hensley Park, Holmes Run Park and Ben Brenman/Armistead L. Boothe Parks. The project’s goal is to study and understand the existing conditions and plan for future needs in each of the parks. Park planners want to know how local residents use the parks, what they like about the parks and what they hope to see in the parks in the future. Their input will help guide the plans and inform decisions on how the parks will evolve…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Residents say Four Mile Run Park and Hume Springs Park have become regular targets of vandalism and gang tags.
Residents of Hume Springs and Arlandria say graffiti is becoming more prominent in their neighborhoods in recent months, including some referencing gangs. Jacob Cuomo, an officer with the Hume Springs Citizens Association, noticed graffiti on the new drive-thru stations at the newly renovated McDonald’s located at 121 W. Glebe Rd. early the morning of Oct. 1 and reported it to the police. “Some of this graffiti is fairly disturbing and causes me some concern with the type of folks that are frequenting the neighborhood,” Cuomo said. The graffiti included derogatory messages for the Alexandria Police Department and the Del Ray neighborhood. Some of it was sexually explicit. Residents say they have noticed an uptick in graffiti and vandalism …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The inaugural DiverseCity fest was held Saturday at Four Mile Run Park.
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- Drew Hansen
Monday, September 17, 2012
Alexandria’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Activities teamed with the Arlandria-Chirilagua Business Association and several citizen groups to organize the DiverseCity Alexandria Multicultural Fest on Saturday at Four Mile Run Park. The event featured music, activities for children and cuisine from many of Arlandria’s restaurants. Enjoy our photo gallery from the event. If you have any photos from the festival you would like to share, upload them yourself by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button.