Potomac Yard Park

Potomac Park is a 21 acre linear urban park located in the Brownfield development of Potomac Yard along Route 1 in Alexandria. LPDA is leading a team of engineers, architects, and utility specialist for the construction documents of this 12 million dollar facility. The park is a proffered private to public conveyance and is being designed to the City of Alexandria standards and with the full design integration of the parks and recreation department. ‘The Yard’ as it is commonly referred to features a unique history as it was the rail hub for the Washington metro region and much of the east coast. Included in LPDA’s design are various interpretive elements including panels, markers, and monuments depicting the sites history. Included in the design program is a multi-use trail, a series of urban plazas, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, play equipment, an interactive fountain, extensive native upland and constructed wetland plantings and a series of interpretive landscape elements.

The trail component of Potomac Yard Park won an award for Best New Biking Facility for its linkages to regional trail networks, neighborhoods, and transit connections.


Alexandria, Virginia
Design Development, Entitlements, Construction Documentation and Administration
21 Acres, 13 Million