Founders Park Community Association​
  1. Community Involvement
    Community Involvement
  2. Protect and Improve
    Protect and Improve
  3. Preserve Open Green Space
    Preserve Open Green Space
About Us ​​​
Founders Park was created in 1978 through the efforts of a small group of residents along Queen, Quay, Princess and Union Streets who opposed a plan to build an apartment complex of ​four 18-story towers at the site. If were not for their strong opposition to the proposed development, Founders Park would not exist today.

Founders Park Community Association (FPCA) was incorporated in 1979 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization dedicated to improving and maintaining Founders Park and the quality of life in the Founders Park Area. 

The Alexandria Waterfront Small Area Plan recognizes the Founders Park’s special role on the waterfront and preserves the current use and character of the park.

FPCA members hold informative monthly get-togethers and park clean-ups (continuing a tradition begun nearly 40 years ago) and two annual events – their Annual Meeting in the Spring and an annual Block Party held on Quay Street in the Fall.

Our Mission
Dedicated to improving and maintaining Founders Park and the quality of life in the Founders Park Area. FPCA works with the City of Alexandria and other civic groups to protect, preserve, and improve Founders Park’s beautiful green space and to advocate for its continued designation as a passive park. 

Our Vision
We are a trusted advocacy and stewardship organization enabled by community involvement.

Board of Directors (For membership year June 2018 to May 2019) 
      • Jeff Lipsky, President
      • Bridgett Taylor, Vice President
      • Beth Gross, Treasurer
      • Laura Thevenot, Secretary
      • Chris Wilson, CIO
      • Greg Golubin, Director
      • Sally Tamm, Director

Social Events (where you can meet your friends and neighbors)
  • Monthly social evenings
  • Monthly park clean up mornings
  • Annual block party
  • Annual membership meeting
We Are A Non-Profit ​
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Our By-laws
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Members Directory
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City Organizations with FPCA representation​
  • Ad Hoc Montoring Group on Waterfront Construction (click here) ​​
  • Alexandria Federation of Civic Associations  (click here)
  • Waterfront Commission  (click here)
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