Neighborhood Happenings

Adopt-A-Park

At our monthly litter pick-ups (first Saturday of each month), we focus on one or more of the four parks our Association has adopted: Hume Springs Playground, 3550 Commonwealth at W Reed, Four Mile Run at end of Edison, Flagpole Park on Edison.


The Adopt-a-Park program is a cooperative venture between the State of Virginia, the City of Alexandria, and Alexandrian citizens to improve the appearance and condition of Alexandria’s small urban parks and open spaces. Every time you pick up litter you see at the parks that surround our neighborhood, you participate in the program! To help us earn funds from the city, you can report the time you spend collecting litter in our parks. Submit your time to the Association using this Google Form. This program is the primary source of funding for our neighborhood association, which then supports activities such as the annual National Night Out festivities.

 

National Night Out

Alexandria City officials partner with Alexandria Police to celebrate the annual National Night Out (NNO) on the first Tuesday in August. The special celebration is part of a nationwide crime and drug prevention effort sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). To heighten awareness of crime prevention, residents in more than 30 Alexandria neighborhoods will turn on their porch lights, host neighborhood cook-outs and sponsor block parties in support of National Night Out. City officials and Police will reaffirm the City’s commitment to fighting crime by visiting neighborhoods throughout the City that will be participating in this event.

 

Over the past couple of years Hume Springs has had very successful NNO events and participation from our community has continued to grow.  Join us as we plan this year's event and make it a night to remember! 

Community Meetings

The Hume Springs Civic Association hosts a quarterly Community Meeting on the 4th Monday in January, April, July, and October. Special guests may include representatives from local government, the Alexandria Police Department, the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, or other community leaders. These meetings are your chance to meet new neighbors, plan community events, and discuss developments or concerns in the neighborhood. Meetings are typically held from 6:30-7:30pm at Cora Kelly Recreation Center, but check the community listserv or Facebook page for latest information.

 

Annual Bulb Planting

Each Fall, neighbors gather to plant hundreds of donated bulbs (daffodils, tulips, and crocuses) around Hume Springs parks and streets to beautify the neighborhood come Spring. Follow us on Facebook or join our Google Group to learn about our next planting.

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