Monday, June 8, 2020

Kayak Clean-Ups Are Back!

We are pleased to announce that with the Phase 1 reopening in Alexandria, we are able to resume kayak clean-ups at Four Mile Run. Help us keep our waterways clean, while enjoying quality outdoor time and fresh air on the water!

For participants' safety, we are taking precautions to limit potential COVID-19 exposure, including restricting the number of participants to fewer than ten, requiring six-foot social distancing and the use of face masks on shore and while launching/landing, and sanitizing equipment between events.

More clean-up dates will be added, but the current schedule is:

Friday, June 19, 4-7pm
Friday, June 26, 4-7pm
Saturday, July 18, 9am-noon
Hope to see you out there!
4MR Paddle Power/Clean Stream Extreme events are made possible by grant support from Dominion Energy, the Spring Creek Environmental and Preservation Fund of the Greater Washington Community Foundation, and the Transurban - 395 Express Lanes Community Grant Program

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Sunday Morning Stretch continues, now live-streamed

Sunday Morning Stretch 9:00 AM LIVE-STREAMED

Suggested donation $10 -- At class or pay ahead online.

During the current crisis, we're trying to continue our usual efforts as best we can. So, for the past several weeks and until further notice, the Sunday Morning Stretch is available online.

Join us at for this live-streamed event with yoga instructor Julia P. Valentine (RYT-200). Look for it on the Facebook page feed.

Join us for Four Mile Run Market Sunday Morning Stretch
with yoga instructor Julia P. Valentine (RYT-200).

Wake up gently with an hour of stretching on the floor (or in a chair if you prefer) -- enjoy the benefits of gentle yoga without needing to know any yoga words or names of poses. This class is for everybody!

100% of your donation goes to the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation for continued improvements and programs.

Please consider donating to help fund park improvements.

Additional questions? reach out to Julia at

Suggested donation $10 -- At class or pay ahead online.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Your support appreciated during Alexandria Spring2ACTion!

Wednesday, April 15 is Alexandria's giving day to support non-profit organizations working in our community, and early giving is already underway. This year the Spring2ACTion date was changed to two weeks earlier in order to respond to the urgent needs of non-profits during the COVID-19 crisis. We encourage you to contribute to the local organizations that support community health and wellness, including our own. Visit on or before April 15 to make a contribution, or to start your own fund drive for a Spring2ACTion cause.

If you are among the many who have visited during this time of social distancing outside the home, you can appreciate the value and importance of the nearby nature we enjoy at Four Mile Run Park, as well as the park amenities that make recreation safe and accessible. You can help enhance access to the water by making a contribution toward our Four Mile Run Water Access Point project, an ADA-accessible floating launch for kayaks, canoes, and other non-motorized watercraft. If you haven't given already, Spring2ACTion is your chance, and your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar. And if we receive support from at least 15 donors during Spring2ACTion, we will receive an additional $500 through a challenge grant by the Eshom n' Wilhelm Family Foundation!

Additional information on the project is available in the information packet/flyer.