Windmill Hill Park501 S. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Bottom Line: Nice, semi-shady mixed-age park in Old Town close to the waterfront. 4/5 stars.
Windmill Park is a nice terraced park and playground at the south end of Old Town, Alexandria.
While the playground equipment is not new, it is nicely maintained and has enough to hold the interest of younger and older park goers.
The lower play area, closer to S. Union St, features regular swings and a play structure for older kids.
The park is terraced, which makes for an interesting transition to the upper play area. There are stairs, but also a rope climb slope that the kids loved.
The elevation change can be an annoyance for moms with strollers, but the ones I saw managed to drag their strollers up or down the incline, or simply leave them on one level.
The upper lot is much shadier and features equipment for younger kids: a teeter totter, a boat-themed sandlot, twisty slide, curvy balance bean, and baby/bucket swings.
If you exit the playground towards Lee St (the upper end), you will find open green space that is terraced at the top, along with a water fountain.
Looking down from the upper level, you can see the park has a nice bit of open green space adjacent to the playground.
It also features a basketball court, a nice looking sand volleyball court, and some picnic tables under the trees.
At the lower end of the park, across Union St., lies Harborside Park and the Potomac River.
Windmill Park is in a lovely location with beautiful views of the river. We did not have trouble finding parking when we visited mid-week, but I expect street parking could be more challenging on the weekends. Aside from the lack of bathroom facilities, we greatly enjoyed this quiet little Old Town park.
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