Due to COVID-19 coronavirus threat, the City of Alexandria has made the decision to close down the Alexandria Community Park PLAYGROUND AND SHELTERS in order to protect our residents as much as possible. The rest of the Park will stay open to the public for passive recreation (hiking, fishing, wildlife observation and walking). While visiting public spaces, social distancing must be practiced in order to protect against the spread of COVID-19. For this to work, people need to maintain six feet of distance in all public spaces. If you do not feel well, please stay home. For the safety of our park workers, please leave no trash and take all of your belongings. We also recommend that use of our park should be done in groups of less than 10 people together. Please use extra caution, follow CDC guidelines (https://www.cdc.gov/) on washing hands, social distancing and other precautionary measures.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The 80+ acres which make up the park were originally part of the Alexandria Reservoir. The dams and spillway wall area which takes the overflow from the upper lake to the lower basin were a WPA project back in the Roosevelt Era. The walking trail which now completely circles the lake was a project which was started in the 1980’s by the original Park Board which was disbanded by the City Council in 1989. The original ball fields were constructed by the Campbell County Jaycees, along with assistance from local Army Reserve Units.
In 1996 a new group, lead by John Stein, took up the challenge to recreate the park. At this point, the area was fully overgrown with weeds and the lake could not even be seen from Alexandria Drive. This group began the clean up and planning for a new park. The park was officially dedicated in September of 1997. The City Council also established a Volunteer Park and Recreation Committee to help further goals and objectives for parks and recreation in the city. This group transitioned to an official Alexandria Park & Recreation Board in 2006.
During this time many projects have been completed: 9 acre fishing lake, playground area, baseball field, basketball courts, over 3 miles of paved walking trails, several nature trails, Frisbee Golf, handicap accessible fishing pier, restrooms, gravel parking lots are now paved, a large picnic shelter by the lake with a stone grill (which can be reserved by city residents for a small fee), and a smaller shelter by the playground. For a map of our park, Click Here
Annual events include an Easter Egg Hunt, Arbor Day Tree Give-Away, Fishing Derby, Summer movie nights, Dog Day, the Haunted Walk. Check on the Park Calendar of Events tab for current events.
The numerous founding park contributors’ names are listed on a sign in the park. Currently the park is being well maintained by the City Maintenance Crew.
WETLANDS: This is on the Lake Trail just beyond the main picnic shelter. It is for preservation of a natural forested wetland, which assists in water purification and habitat for wildlife and amphibians. There are also other wetland areas in the park: two toward the rear of Lake Trail, and the lower wetlands area – the lower basin, which can be found at the base of Wetland Trail.
The address for the Alexandria Community Park is 3965 Alexandria Drive
** Check out these interesting videos from Kentucky Afield featuring our own fishing lake **