Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Saturday, May 23, 2015

VA Sales Tax Holiday

Hurricane season is right around the corner, as well as the severe storms we may encounter in the months ahead. Starting next week, you can make tax-free purchases on emergency supplies and equipment. The Virginia sales tax holiday for hurricane and emergency preparedness equipment will be held on May 25—31, 2015

You can learn more about preparing for hurricane and flash flooding season by visiting the Virginia Department of Emergency Management website here. Do not wait until a storm is closing in on our region to make a plan and get supplies. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Pools Open for the Summer

Jump In to the 2015 Outdoor Pool Season – Outdoor Pools Open Memorial Day Weekend

For Immediate Release: May 22, 2015
The City of Alexandria 2015 Outdoor Pool Season opens Saturday, May 23 at the Old Town Pool, 1609 Cameron St., and Memorial Pool at Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St on Saturday, May 23. The complete 2015 Outdoor Pool season operating schedule is as follows:

Old Town Pool, 1609 Cameron St.

  • This complex includes a 25-yard pool with a diving well. A separate training pool is available for children up to 42 inches in height. Easily accessible for disabled, the training pool has a water depth range of 1-3 feet. For added convenience, a parking lot, picnic area and a tot playground are adjacent to the pool.
    • May 23 - September 6: Saturdays & Sundays, 12-7 p.m.
    • May 26 - June 19: Monday – Friday4-7 p.m.
    • June 22 - July 31: Monday – Friday12-8 p.m.
    • August 1 - August 21: Monday – Friday12-7 p.m.
    • August 24 - September 4: Monday – Friday4-7 p.m.

Memorial Pool, 901 Wythe St.

  • This small pool is able to accommodate a maximum of 45 guests at any given time. Due to limited size, access is limited to Alexandria residents 13 years of age and younger. Parents are welcome to accompany their children. Operating hours are subject to change. Please call 703.746.5414 for current fee information.
    • May 23 - September 6: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sundays, 12-6 p.m.
    • May 26 - June 19: Monday – Friday4-7 p.m.
    • June 22 - July 31: Monday – Friday12-8 p.m.
    • August 1 - September 4: Monday – Friday, 12-6 p.m.

Warwick Pool, 3301 Landover St.

  • CLOSED for 2015 Pool Season - As part of the FY 2015 budget discussion and final approval, Warwick Pool received funding to operate in the Summer of 2014 only and it was decided that the Warwick Pool would not open in 2015.
All outdoor pools are open holidays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., including Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. For a complete list of City pools, operating hours, fees and additional information, visit

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Precinct Changes Effective with June 9, 2015 Primary Election

At the March 14, 2015 Public Hearing, City Council adopted an ordinance to make two precinct changes beginning with the June 9, 2015 Primary Election.

·         Replace St. James Church (5000 Echols Avenue) with the Hermitage (5000 Fairbanks Avenue) as a polling location with no change to precinct boundaries.
·         . Add Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe Street) as a new precinct and polling location, carved from Fire Department (900 Second Street) and Durant Center (1605 Cameron Street). This map shows the new boundaries for Charles Houston, Fire Department and Durant precincts.
·         Voters who will be affected by these changes will receive new voter information cards in mid-May.
·         The 2015 Precinct Map is posted here.