Discover Founders Park
Founders Park is a peaceful riverside park that borders the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. It is located close to the shops and restaurants of King Street, the marina and the Torpedo Factory Art Center. ​​

​The Park is a popular urban green space where the public can stroll along the shore, enjoy the scenic river, play volleyball, have a picnic, meet friends, appreciate the gardens, flowers and scenery of Northern Virginia, walk dogs on a leash or take advantage of the unfenced dog park area in the park. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the fresh air and the natural beauty of a park alongside the Potomac river.

The City of Alexandria maintains Founders Park as a passive park for all to enjoy. Private events are not permitted. The Park cannot be reserved in part, or in whole. While informal events may be held in the park they cannot interfere with others enjoyment of the park.

Founders Park Community Association (FPCA) was incorporated in 1979 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization dedicated to improving and maintaining Founders Park and the quality of life in the Founders Park Area. FPCA works with the City of Alexandria and other civic groups to protect, preserve and improve Founders Park’s beautiful green space and to maintain its designation as a passive park.

We hope to see you around the Park!
Photos courtesy of Babs Beckwith, Lynn Johnston, Pinterest and Potomac Branding Co