Grist Mill Park
4320 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309
Grist Mill Park is on the same property that George Washington had a merchant gristmill that was able to produce 5,000-8,000 flour and cornmeal a day. Today, the property includes a park besides the seasonal touring facilities of the colonial period mill. The park features sports fields, basketball courts, trails, a playground and dog park. In the summer, on Friday evenings, live music is offered as "Mount Vernon Nights." The Mount Vernon District Supervisor works in conjunction with local businesses to offer local artists. Visitors are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and a blanket to enjoy the summer tradition.