The new Windmill Hill Park includes a living shoreline, new bulkhead, walking trails, dog park, natural habitat creation, streetside green infrastructure, and kayak launch along the Potomac River where there was previously a failing bulkhead and underutilized riverfront land.
The RK&K Construction Management team, led by Patrick DiNicola, managed the project through many hurdles, including archaeological excavation and investigation of two buried vessels that temporarily halted construction.
The city is planning future waterfront projects to improve flood resiliency and create a redeveloped and elevated waterfront park at the heart of Old Town.
Laura Bendernagel helped organize the tour through the Virginia Waterfront Environment Association and the City of Alexandria. Meredith Upchurch and Ken Ellis attended along with participants from municipalities, contractors, and consultants, hailing from Fairfax County all the way to Henrico County.