Jones Point Park is located on the Potomac River, just south of Old Town Alexandria. It was a critical piece of the city of Alexandria's history as one of the largest centers for shipping, manufacturing, and transportation in the nation. Its lighthouse, built in 1855, is the last remaining riverine lighthouse in Virginia.
A gravel interpretive trail explains the human and natural history behind Jones Point Park. Exhibits highlight the area's fresh water marsh habitat, its use by American Indians, and its role in shipbuilding and navigation.
Two fishing piers are an excellent spot to cast for American catfish, rock bass, and American eels.
A canoe launch offers access to the Potomac River. Modifications are planned to make this launch easier for kayakers to use.
Formal spaces for recreation include two playgrounds (one for children under age five and one for children ages six to ten) and two basketball courts. Multi-use fields will open next fall when the grass has grown. These areas are available on a first come first serve basis.
Rangers offer Learn to Ride and Lighthouse Life, two kid-friendly programs at Jones Point Park. To request a ranger-led program about Jones Point Park, please call 703-289-2553.
Last Updated: 7/15/2014 1:43 PM