Parkour is Coming to Alexandria

Article — Parkour is Coming to Alexandria
“John Ewald Park, located on the corner of Duke and S. Jordan Street in Alexandria, has seen better days. While its basketball court and soccer field get plenty of use by local residents, the empty lot where two tennis courts once stood has been abandoned for almost two decades. That is all about to change. A year ago, T.C. Williams senior Jonas Neihardt presented the City Council with a plan to create a parkour park. Parkour is a physical and mental discipline that involves traversing and adapting to obstacles in the environment using a variety of movements such as running, climbing, vaulting, jumping, swinging and even flipping. One benefit of a park designed for Parkour is that it can be used by athletes of all ages and skill levels.”