Upcoming construction (and concerts) at Fort Hunt Park
A couple of construction projects will be taking place at Fort Hunt Park in coming months, according to officials from the National Park Service (NPS).
One of the earliest built structures at the park, the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Quarters located near the park's entrance, will undergo an exterior stabilization project later this year. The single-family residence was built sometime between 1901-1906, according to Department of the Interior records, but has since fallen into disrepair and been vandalized with graffiti.
The future interior use and design of the NCO Quarters has not yet been determined, said an NPS spokesperson.
Meanwhile, near the park’s Pavilion A, NPS is planning to build a new playground on the site where an older 1990s-era playground was removed for lack of safety and accessibility. Once a contract is awarded later this year, the Park Service will construct the new playground, which will have an accessible route leading to the pavilion. Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act funds will cover the $537,000 project cost.
Over the summer months, Pavilion A will again serve as the location for free community concerts organized by NPS. From June 4 to August 7 at 7 p.m., Fort Hunt Park will host a variety of musical groups starting with the National Concert Band.
Fort Hunt Park is located at 8999 Fort Hunt Road in Alexandria.