Friends of Olander Banks Sr. and Margaret Lomax Banks Community Park

7400 Old Telegraph Road, Alexandria VA  22315

For more than 50 years, Olander Banks, Sr. (OB) has devoted his energy to passionately advocating for the hungry, needy and politically under-represented members of our community through his small business success with. Find out how you can contribute to this legacy by volunteering your time and efforts to maintaining the Olander and Margaret Banks Community Park. Friends, please help keep the legacy alive.

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Mission  -  friends of oB

The Friends of Olander Banks will  carry on  the vision and legacy of the founders Mr. and Mrs. Olander Banks, Sr. by maintaining the natural beauty of the acreage and the  history of the home. It was their desire to maintain the most organic and serene environment and to preserve the historical contributions of the their family and the local African American community.


Around the world, the community park will be known for its:

  • "natural beauty"

and the founders home as a living legacy of Mr. Bank's philosophy:

  • "strong working families and small business ownership" .

Together, the acreage  and the home shall  continue to uniquely embody and promote their legacy of the past, to all present and future generations of residents and citizens in the African American and greater communities of  Alexandria, Fairfax County, state of Virginia and the United States of America.

THANK YOU! Friends of OB for the Community Fall Clean Up on  Saturday, November 1, 2014

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