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Founders Park

400 N Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2304
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Waterfront Park

Founders Park has great green space right by the water. There are many benches to take in the view... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jayne H
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Great Park

This is a great park by the water and a great place to take a walk, sit on a bench, have some... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
LadyAboutTown
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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400 N Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2304
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Founders Park has great green space right by the water. There are many benches to take in the view. Look closely and you'll spot the Capitol Building. There is a running/walking path and a volleyball court. A few families were enjoying picnics on the grass....More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is a great park by the water and a great place to take a walk, sit on a bench, have some icecream, fly a kite, or walk your dog. Lovely waterfront park. I go here often to relax.

Thank LadyAboutTown
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Just off King Street with plenty of open space ... enjoy views of the water, and plant life, and don't forget to people watch ... great way to be outside in the fresh air

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Frequented by many walkers, runners, and dog owners, this waterfront gem is an excellent destination. Perfect for picnics or throwing the frisbee or football, or even photoshoots!

1  Thank Olivia G
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Lovely location just at the end of the Kings Street with all of the attractions Alexandria has to offer. You can get hear via free trolley from the metro station.

Thank Anna G
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Large park...kids playing, dog walkers. A few benches... best to bring your own chair or blanket. Right on the waterfront. Picnic lunch and enjoy. The parking garage is right across the street. We had to come to the park on our back to back weekend...More

2  Thank sage97
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We spent some time in this park walking and then sitting in the shade on a bench just looking at the water. I enjoyed watching people and their dogs and kids. There are plenty of benches and most give a good view of the water....More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This entire area is full of bike and walking trails with beautiful views and lots of green space to enjoy.

Thank Charles V
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

Evidently the river overflows a lot, but the water disappeared after a while, leaving debris behind. Nice place to enjoy, sit on the bench or watch the kids play with the canons.

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Founders Park is only a few blocks from Old Town and offers a beautiful view of the Potomac. The US Capitol is visible is you know where to look and so is the Wilson Bridge. There is lots of green space and seating...but often it...More

Thank 349Charles25
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Mohamed I
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Response from simivalley1699 | Reviewed this property |
There's lots of parking around that area. Enjoy!
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