Rosemont is awash in blossoms and neighbors are working hard to get the renovation plans for Beach Park underway. The committee met last week and Judy Lo from the Alexandria Recreation Department presented the city's plan for improvements. More walking paths, a rain garden and replacement of the playground equipment are part of the initial proposal. Concerned that the majority of the new playground equipment proposed was for toddler-age children, neighbors asked the city to round out the mix of equipment to meet the needs of toddlers through pre-teens (similar to the park on Union Street in Old Town). The city says their plan will address the drainage issue. The Beach Park Committee hopes that work can begin on the park this fall.

The League of Women Voters invites the public to attend a meeting on planning perspectives to be held on Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. at George Washington Middle School in the library at the back of the building. Topics to be covered include Potomac Yards and the re-development at Landmark Mall. Eileen Fogarty, director of City Planning, Lois Walker representing the Chamber of Commerce and Paul Hertel, vice-chair of the Transportation Task Force will lead the talk.

On April 9, the Alexandria Little League celebrated Opening Day at

the Simpson ball field. Mayor William Euille threw out the

opening pitch. Harris-Teeter announced the donation of $15,000 to the Alexandria Little League.