Ben Brenman Park:
4800 Brenman Park Drive, Alexandria, VA 22304
NOTES: This is an enormous park with many different parking areas. The best lot to meet in is at the corner of Somervelle Street and Deer Run Court. It’s a great place to use in the winter, but it is often can be too busy during the other seasons. I did discover the public restrooms may be locked during winter.
3210 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
NOTES: Decent park to use year round, and it’s easy to find each other since it’s open with a circular driveway. There is a recreation center right by the park with public restrooms.
Fort Hunt Park (Fairfax County part of Alexandria)
8999 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
NOTES: This is a great and huge park to use year round, with ample parking. The picnic areas are often rented during April-October, but Picnic Area E is never rented and available on a first come first serve basis year round. There are lots of public restrooms.
Fort Ward Park:
4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304
NOTES: This is also a decent park to use year round. However, I have had park officials be snarky when I’m anywhere near the historical buildings. In this park, it’s best to go in the back of the park by the picnic area. There is also an auditorium area that’s great to use. And there are public bathrooms that are usually open (sometimes not in winter).
Four Mile Run Park
3700 Commonwealth Avenue and 4131 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305
NOTES: I haven’t used this park yet, but will do so soon. This is a huge park that borders on Arlington and Alexandria. It’s a huge park with lots of different areas, so I’ll need to scope out the parking and restroom situation. I imagine this would be a good park to use year round.
Jones Point Park (borders on Fairfax County part of Alexandria):
1 Jones Point Drive, Alexandria, VA 22314
NOTES: This is another park that is better to use in the wintertime, because it can be really busy in other seasons. But it’s a beautiful and large park with ample parking. There are public restrooms near the parking area. It is incredibly tricky to get to the parking lot, though. Here are directions from the park’s website: Jones Point Park is located on the southern edge of Old Town Alexandria underneath the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
From the northbound lanes of Washington Street (the George Washington Memorial Parkway) turn right on Green Street. Drive two blocks, then turn right onto South Royal Street. Drive to the cul-de-sac at the end of the street and turn left to enter the park.
From the southbound lanes of Washington Street (the George Washington Memorial Parkway) turn left on Green Street. Drive two blocks, then turn right onto South Royal Street. Drive to the cul-de-sac at the end of the street, and turn left to enter the park.
Parking is available at the end of the entrance road.
Oronoco Bay Park:
100 Madison Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
NOTES: This is yet another park that is better to use in the wintertime, because it’s right on the trail that runs through Old Town and it’s very busy in the other seasons. Parking is limited, but we’ve been fine with early classes in the winter. It is a fabulous park with a small building where TC Williams High School parks their crew boats, so there’s lots of fun stuff to search around. No public restrooms! But there’s a cute little coffee shop a couple blocks away.
Due to some of the addresses being wrong recently, I have decided to create this page for you to use as a reference for all of the public Travel Class Locations. They will be sectioned off by area.
Select the location and click on it. You will be taken to the website or a PDF with directions.
Canine Copilots, LLC
"Bonding Through Teamwork"
4200 South Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206
NOTES: This is a great park! It has a parking garage, and lots of nooks and crannies and great places to set hides. It can get really busy in nice weather, so that’s a consideration. There are public restrooms that have been open and heated during the winter! There is a separate parking area and field just a little further down the street that I haven’t used for class yet.
Lubber Run Park:
200 North Columbus Street, Arlington VA 22203
NOTES: This is another fabulous park to search in year round. There are public restrooms, but they are sometimes locked during the winter. This is a huge park with lots of space and a great ampitheatre. The only tricky part is making sure people use the correct entrance to find the parking lot – approach the park from the intersection of North Columbus Street and 2nd Street North.
6621 Columbia Pike
Annandale VA 22003