The African American Heritage Memorial Park comprises eight acres between Holland Lane and Hooff’s Run south of Duke Street, including the one-acre 19th century Baptist Cemetery where 21 individuals are buried.
Opened in 1995 as a satellite of the Alexandria Black History Resource Center, the park was designed to co-exist with the original landscape of the cemetery and preserves the interesting and varied plant life on this site. The memorial sculptures at the park were created by Jerome Meadows, a Washington D.C. sculptor specializing in public art.
The focal point of the park is a sculpture group of bronze trees called "Truths That Rise From the Roots-- Remembered." This sculpture acknowledges the contribution of African Americans to the growth of Alexandria. There are also other sculptures throughout the park that commemorate historic African American neighborhoods and the individuals buried in the cemetery.
There's a book stand in the park that contains a visitor guide identifying the names of African American citizens and sites etched on the sculptors.
The is located at 500 Holland Lane and is surrounded by a perimeter walk-through wetlands area that provides a home for mallards, painted turtles, beavers, and crayfish.