Get to Know: Winkler Botanical Preserve

By DullesMoms, June 2023

Nestled in Alexandria, VA, you’ll find the Winkler Botanical Preserve — 44 acres of lush greenery and landscapes filled with native plants! This public park features walking trails and plenty of water features, including a lily pad-strewn pond, streams, and even a manmade waterfall.

Many online references refer to the park as being private. However, in 2022 it was gifted to NOVA Parks by a local family, the Winklers. In 1979, they created this urban oasis to protect this unique and special area during the development of Mark Center.

Learn more about the preserve, with tips for parking and special rules, online.


Winkler Botanical Preserve • Alexandria, VA (Map)

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