It's a city owned park, I think pre-emption should prevent them from banning weapons...
Oronoco Bay Park Park Location: 100 Madison St.
Park Area: 4.50 acres
Park Usage: Festivals, picnicking, sitting areas, trails for walking, biking, jogging and exercise.
This City park is located on the Potomac River at 701 North Lee Street, entered at either the Madison or Pendleton Streets entries or at the Wythe Street Plaza. The plaza entry is approximately in the center of the park and there is also a sidewalk entry with trees and turf area between the Sheet Metal Workers of America building and the United Way building.
The park was once known as “Texaco Bay” and before that it was owned by Standard Oil Company which was owned by John D. Rockefeller. However, the City acquired the property in the early 1980's and developed the park into its present design. The name was changed to Oronoco Bay Park. Historically, the Alexandria area was inhabited by Indians when Captain John Smith sailed up the Potomac in the mid 17th Century.
The park today is famous for the annual “Red Cross Waterfront Festival” which is the largest Red Cross fund raiser in the United States. The park also has many other festivals and is often rented to out to private concerns for their events as well. Each park entry is noted for its shrub and flower bed display, area lighting and irrigation system. You will find trees throughout the park providing a passive park atmosphere.
This park is part of the linear park system along the Potomac. People can walk, jog or bike along the river path and enjoy the many sitting and picnic areas. There are wooden sun decks out into the river and a wooden boardwalk path that connects the path to the point where the bay and river meet near the Rowing Facility building.
Oronoco Bay Park Rental Information
Amenities: amphitheater, parking, picnic areas, power supply, seating, trails, waterfronts.
Park Rentals[*]If multi-use field is desired, renter must obtain a Field Permit.[/list]Hours of Operation (April to October):
Hours of Operation (November to March):
- Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm