Chinquapin Park is nice park in Alexandria! The park includes a playground, swings, walking trails, a community garden plot, a small dog area, picnic pavilion and a variety of different playing fields.
Address: 3210 King Street, Alexandria, VA
This park is located across the parking lot from T.C. Williams High School and is especially known for their aquatic center and recreation park. Outside of the recreation facility is a nice community garden plot center and a shaded dog park. The community garden plot was fenced in and was well marked. The shaded dog park is located right below the playground and pavilion area. While we were there, there were about 12 dogs playing around in the shade. Although it is narrow, it is a long patch of flat, grassy area for the dogs to play and relax. Please note the dog park is not fenced in.
The playground equipment includes two slides, monkey bars and a climbing rope. There are four swings total (two infant and two regular). As for different playing fields, there is a volleyball court, tennis courts, basketball courts and baseball and soccer fields. The pavilion is in between the playground and basketball court. There are also two grills right near the pavilion. Directly behind the pavilion is the part of the park that is for dogs to play and relax. It is very shaded. There are walking trails all around the park up to the Aquatic center.
If you are in the Alexandria area, or are members of the Chinquapin Aquatic center, be sure to take a walk around the building to this park!