Best Parks With Barbecues In Washington Near Me

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1. Rock Creek Park

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Rock Creek Park
Location
5
Possibility of Parking
5
Surroundings
5
Services
5
Facilities
5

Address: 5200 Glover Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

Telephone: (202) 895-6000

Guy: National park


Review: "Beautiful park to go for a walk,Hike or make some barbecue 😋😋😋❤️❤️❤️"

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Maame N: Great picnic areas. Spacious and clean spaces. Bathrooms were relatively clean for a park. No funky smell, well lit, and ac controlled. Kayaking, pedal boat, and row boat available on the lake. Playgrounds are really nice. Home/bike trail available too.

Mike Jones: A jewel in the heart of DC. A great escape from the city within the city. Great for biking, hiking, picnicking, bird watching, golfing, and more. I'm so grateful to live 5 minutes from Rock Creek for the past 25 years.

Kenneth Kilgour: Rock Creek Park is an underappreciated DC treasure. It's lousy with wildlife. It's tranquil. And it's nearby. Rock Creek has a nature center, hiking trails, and picnic areas, some with pavilions. Some of the roadways are closed to motor vehicles. Please do not feed the ducks; it violated Park Service rules, and it's harmful to the ducks, besides.

Dawn Anacleto-Tosca: Rock Creek is a total jem in the middle of DC. I love it there so much. So many awesome trails & for as long as I've been going I always find new trails and see new areas.

Esther Y: You can park anywhere with a picnic area. However, traffic can get pretty bad during the day. Lots of trees! There is also a biking path on the side :)

Rosie C: A great place to hike especially during the fall. There are different routes you can take all ranging in distance and intensity. Make sure you get back to your car before dark.

Jason Williams: One of my favorite parks in the DMV area. I've never had issues with parking and it's not as congested on the weekend as many other parks. The scenery is beautiful and I've never noticed any trash or water bottles lying around anywhere throughout the short time I've been coming here. It's a nice way to escape the feeling of being in DC without actually leaving DC.

Joe J.: This relatively large, beautiful park located in the city of Washington DC is a nice escape from the bustles and noises. There are a few nice spots like the amphitheater and a few trails that definitely shouldn't be missed. Overall, I find it amazing to have such a nice nature retreat in the middle of the city with such greenery. This place looks amazing in the summer with green leaves everywhere. The creek is also nice to follow!

Jessica Long: Beautiful paved trails. Wooded trails that were by the creek. It wasn’t the clearest which direction to go to stay in the main wooded region because there weren’t easily accessible or visualized signs with route maps. But lots of ground to discover.

EDP: Love this park. I wish I had more time to discover more of the location. There’s one section closed off to traffic which made it much more enjoyable.

2. Anacostia Park

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Anacostia Park
Location
5
Possibility of Parking
5
Surroundings
5
Services
5
Facilities
5

Address: 1900 Anacostia Dr, Washington, DC 20020

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Guy: Park


Review: "Not bad .getting a barbecue spot on the weekends.get there early"

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Carolyn Grant: This is an underrated park, it has lots to offer. I took my class off preschool down here and just playing they had fun. People who know just know.... fishing ,roller skating ring, basketball, picnic, nature watching,walking,playgrounds. Rowing, Kayaking and so much more.

Nathan Lapin: Great trail to walk or bike. Has nice stopping points so one can overlook the river. We even saw a helicopter land nearby!

Austin Graff: Let me count the ways I LOVE Anacostia Park: 1) It's one of the best running trails in all of DC. It stretches for miles along the Anacostia River and the path is well kept for runners. 2) There's a lot of green space to picnic and enjoy nature. 3) There are hidden gems throughout from murals under highways and even a famous skating ring. 4) It's great for kids. One of DC's best playgrounds complete with a pirate ship is in the park. I could go on and on so instead how about you head on over to Anacostia Park and check it out for yourself. It's a GREAT spot!

Margaritta L Martin: Washington DC has changed since I left the metropolitan area when I lived in Maryland It was my favorite park to go too and relax or grill near the river I asked my sister who lives in Dc did Anacostia Park and other Parks I visited existed and she told me all still do

Jessica Light: Nice little spot for a doggy play date

Brian Burrell (Big B): There can be heavy foot traffic. But good for a bike ride or walk sf cookout. Starting to be kept clean often

A'nya-Rae Ebb: I've enjoyed this wonderful park for 40+ years. Looking forward to the new amenities!

Richard Newman: Not the park I grew up with back in the day. My hats off to those who made what it is today 100% better. not the feds . everyday people !

L. Butler: I love Anacostia Park because it's a walking distance from my neighborhood to walk for miles without interruptions. It's a great place to walk and to jog while watching beautiful sceneries...species of variety birds flying, boats cruising, Rowers rowing, athletics of basketball, football, soccer, fishing, rollerblading and families celebrating.

K Wallace: When that weather gets warm in the park

3. Picnic Grove #13

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Picnic Grove #13
Location
4.3
Possibility of Parking
4.1
Surroundings
4.4
Services
4
Facilities
4.5

Address: Western Ridge Trail, Washington, DC 20015

Telephone: (202) 841-5992

Guy: Park


Review: "Do not plan on using the grill for large gatherings."

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TC Woodland: My family always has our family reunion here its great

Christine Dickerson: Super Pavillion for a socially distant party. Love the firepits. Picnic tables, space for children to play and a trail to walk...super day!

Cesar Garcia Plaza: Slightly muddy. Bit we'll communicated and several parking spots available. BBQ facilities and roofed picnic area. No bathrooms available.

Ulas ISSI: So much beautiful place filled with inner peace..

Mister Jon: Large amount of parking. Large picnic area. Area isn't quite a picturesque as some of the other picnic areas nearby. It does have direct trail access.

Omer Duzyol: Nice place with abundance of picnic tables and a shelter, however, restrooms are a little inconveniently located.

Sheila Lo Monaco: It’s a great area to play and eat some snacks. Make sure to get in there early and have hand sanitizer and cover for the table. Bathroom aren’t available, no water fountain or place to wash hands but that is to be expected in the era of COVID-19. It’s a beautiful space

Meg Smolinski: Do not plan on using the grill for large gatherings. You may be able to make a fire to roast hot dogs or marshmallows on sticks, but there is no metal grating for burgers, etc. We had to pack our grill from home and are so glad we checked it out in advance.

Megan Fox: Rock Creek Park is the perfect place to visit and spend the day! It is amazing that this is right in DC. You can bbq and have a picnic. There is also some historic sites to visit. For more of my DC photos and travels I post on ig @travelelsewhere

Pedro Mejia: Very nice place. Bring your own grill.

4. Fort Lincoln Park

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375 reviews
Fort Lincoln Park
Location
4.4
Possibility of Parking
4
Surroundings
4.2
Services
4.5
Facilities
4.4

Address: 3201 Fort Lincoln Dr NE, Washington, DC 20018

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 9PM

Guy: Park


Review: "Great place for a Barbeque with family and friends"

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J D: This is a nice little spot to have a get together, they have outlets, a field at the back, multiple tennis courts and a kids play area. There is bench seating, but you would have to bring your own tables. If you are having an event then a permit will run you $25 dollars and hour, but if it is over 6 hrs then you don't have to pay anything after 6hrs, just schedule your time slots. This price is only for residents of DC only and a slightly higher price for non-resident.

Austin Graff: Fort Lincoln Park is a fascinating place! It's on the Maryland-DC border in NE DC near the city's only Costco. It's a large park with plenty of street parking nearby. They have benches, courts, and play areas throughout the park. They also have these large wooden huts connected by a network of wooden bridges. It's old, but such a unique park in DC. It's one of my favorites!

Sassy Sauce: Fort Lincoln park is a little more quiet than other parks that we visit in the city. There is a baseball field, tennis courts and a swimming pool at the recreation center. There are workout classes on the weekends and there are often large organized social events on the weekends. The Children’s park is a little small but kids still like to climb and jump around on the equipment.

Pamela Ransom: Still awesome and I haven't been there in 5 years!!

Diema “Chef Dee”: Nice get away spot to stop and have lunch. Enjoyed the view and a brisk walk around the park.

Pamela Pynell: It was a nice setup I enjoyed it I enjoyed the people I enjoyed the family and I enjoyed the balloons going up in the air and it was a very nice ceremony well done

Allen Mayo: The park is nice but the basketball court is in disarray.

Cheyenne Glenn: Big beautiful park. Needs some love like many other public spaces in the city but a great place to play tennis with the family or just go on a walk with your dog.

Rossitza Newhall: The park is big and quite interesting. Seems like the visitors do not frequent it though. Saw only the tennis courts being heavily utilized. May be the swimming pool in the summer. The kids playground is minimal.

Von Vitto: Nice spot for family to hang out and cook on the grill and play basketball football or tennis!! Just make sure you bring your own grill. They don't provide any

5. Great Falls Park

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Great Falls Park
Location
4.4
Possibility of Parking
4.8
Surroundings
4.1
Services
4.1
Facilities
4.6

Address: 9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102

Telephone: (703) 757-3101

Guy: National park


Review: "Nice place good for barbecue"

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Credible Critic: A beautiful park, well-maintained featuring its natural attributes splendidly. The observation areas are well situated for everyone, including the physical-challenged people. Many shaded areas for families to picnic or just simply taking a break to take in the views. We really enjoyed walking, hiking along the river trail. The trail took us right to the edges of many cliffs, showing the spectacular views of the water. A great area to enjoy nature, just a few steps from the hustle of the city. A must visit in the DC area.

Triloka Shanbhag: I love Great Falls park for a good day out in nature. There are so many hikes and trails to choose from and can be for all level of hikers/walkers. Its also a great spot for just a picnic or finding look out points over Potomac. I'm pleasantly surprised at the level of care and maintenance that goes into this large of an area including keeping trails clear. Entry fee to the park is $20/car without a National parks annual pass. Love coming back here.

Parker Kelley: Very fun experience and atmosphere ! I was thrilled to see that they do military discount upon entry. Finding parking was a little tough due to the amount of spots they have available. The park itself, including the bathrooms and walkways, were clean. They had a food truck serving different types of foods and drinks. The views of the waterfall is amazing & the hiking trails also has great views. I will definitely be back.

Jessica Alva: This place is beautiful! You only need to be a walker to experience its beauty. Lots of paved trails. However, there are pathways you can take that are also clearly marked. Plenty of placards to indicate what happened or what is going on at certain locations. There are the overviews of the falls; personally I liked overview 1 best, as it is the closest to the falls!

Cerenna Redmon: Definitely a go-to destination in the area. There are a couple scenic points to see the falls and like many things, you have to see it to get a real feel for just how amazing it is! There are other trails that extend beyond the falls. One trail follows the river and offers some fun rock scrambling. The trails are relatively flat without much elevation gain. So the difficulty is easier. There is a lot of outdoor rock climbing all along the river! If you're into that, try it out. I've climbed here many times, but the early bird gets the worm on the weekends (early bird gets first pick on where to climb). There are two parking lots when you enter the park. Admission is $20 per vehicle or something close to that price. But don't forget you can buy a national parks pass and see other parks year-round! There is a visitor center, bathrooms, picnic tables, and tons of beautiful nature

El Cid: Car lines can be long on the way in. The $20 entrance fee per vehicle feels little steep IMO esp when found out that the visitor center is closed for renovation, and limited availability of rest rooms. Plenty of parking, they fill up fast though, so get there early if you can. Rest rooms are limited considering the number of people at the park, and when they are being cleaned be prepared to wait. There are some rest rooms available but is a little walk in the other direction. Picnic tables are available, a lot of them could use a good pressure washing. Saw several food trucks on site, which is good if you forgot to bring your food. The main attraction of the park: the falls is great, several viewing platforms/overlooks provide good view. it's a bit crowded when we went but not a big issue. Have not explored other trails, but its worth a visit.

armaan Khan: Great place to visit. $20 per car entry fee. The pass is good for a week. Plenty of parking. Multiple view points. Trails is not harsh. White river rafting available. Rocky trail towards the end. There are snakes and spiders along the trail busy over the weekend. The currents are really dangerous. The water is calm near the beginning of the trail. Must experience it.

Steffanny Leiva: What a beautiful place to go for a walk! you really enjoy the view and the constant noise of the water throughout the trail. It is a place that I recommend visiting on weekdays, on weekends many people go and you cannot appreciate the true beauty of the Billy Goat trail.

Da-Wang Wu: There are three overlooks, and each of them has a great view. Although it’s an easy hike, I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes since there are still some rocks and ups and downs. The first overlook is just next to the visitor center, and the other two are within 10 minutes by walking. The entrance fee is $20, and National park pass can be used here. When the weather is good, parking lots can be filled up quickly. Highly recommend for a half/full day trip!

Jeff Kale: Well maintained National Park on the Virginia side of the Potomac River with breathtaking views of the falls and numerous hiking trails. Picnic area near the Visitor Center with charcoal grills and there was a Food Truck there today. Park entrance fees are $20 per vehicle unless you purchase an annual pass for $35 or have a Lifetime Pass. Great family fun!

6. Fort Washington Park

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Fort Washington Park
Location
4.8
Possibility of Parking
4.6
Surroundings
4.7
Services
4.9
Facilities
4.9

Address: 13551 Fort Washington Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 8PM ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu

Telephone: (301) 763-4600

Guy: National park


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Dee Mali: Fort Washington Park is historically beautiful. It's nice that it sits right along the river too. Be prepared if you're going to check out the historic site, it has plenty of inclines and declines, wonderful for a nice hike. I saw several people walking the parking lot and roads(which are obviously mostly flat) for exercise. There's plenty of shells on the bank of the river too. Fun place to visit, learn a little history, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the river.

Bridgette Jenkins: Great park with a lot of walking trails and historic sites. Really pretty drive through as well or a picnic and bike ride. We went on a Sunday around 10am and there were minimal visitors but got hot quickly so we left about 40min in. But there was still a lot left we didnt see so we plan to return and check out another day and maybe just picnic in the shade.

Ann Yanagihara: This is a beautiful park. There's a lot of historic buildings and it's a beautiful settibg on the Potomac River. There are well groomed easy trails throughout the park, a Visitor's Center and plenty of parking. I didn't pay to enter but it was during the week in the late morning. Not sure if they charge on weekends as there was a gatehouse but it is Federally run. When I was there, it was quiet but with plenty of walkers so as to not feel uncomfortable. Dogs have to be on lead but there were plenty there.

Jonathan Beary: Great location for an outdoor walk with some amazing sight seeing. The fort is open for limited hours each day but the surrounding areas are still fun to explore. Portable toilets are available for the brave or desperate visitor.

Rena Correia: Came for our National Parks Passport stamps and found a beautiful park overlooking the water. Lots of history here with beautiful walking paths throughout the park. We'll definitely be back to walk around the park more leisurely.

Stella C: Very scenic and lovely to go on a walk and take in the local history. The core by the water and the paths are truly relaxing. You can go to the upper or lower levels or walk between to see all the park has to offer.

Rodricka Elliott: Fort Washington is a cool place to check out, especially if you are an American history buff. You have a chance to not only view the fort, but check out some artillery, period furniture, Harmony Hall (a plantation mansion overlooking the Potomac) and there is, of course, plenty of green space for walking. Also, every first Sunday of the month they fire the cannon, accompanied with a brief history of the fort, on the hour a few times a day. Warning: the sound is VERY loud so it may not be ideal for dogs or persons with sensitive ears.

Moving on with Old Man River Old man river: This fort right across the Potomac from Mount Vernon was built right before the battle of 1814. This is one of the brick and mortar forts built for coastal defense. This fort was to protect Washington DC. It was burned after the fall of Washington. It was then rebuilt and during the War between the states and upgraded with heavy guns. It was then upgraded for WW1. They kept the fort and building the same design.

Monica Arciga: What a wonderful surprise! This fort is huge with lots of green space all around. There are many rooms to imagine how defense took place. The views are great. I was hoping for a little more information about the fort and any battles that occurrrd. Plenty of parking.

Christann Chanell: I love the water. I love living near the water. Fort Washington Park is such a beautiful place to walk, sit, relax, read, enjoy an amazing sunset and even see a family of deer grazing on the grounds! A definite must see for anyone in the area!

7. Rock Creek Park

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16 reviews
Rock Creek Park
Location
4.6
Possibility of Parking
4.2
Surroundings
4.3
Services
4.2
Facilities
4.8

Address: 3545 Williamsburg Ln NW, Washington, DC 20008

Telephone: (202) 895-6000

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James Salt: great little swimming hole. this is a river ford with concrete footing so easy on the feet. nice fishing hole with eels just under the bridge to the north.

gordon james: I work at the park so quite naturally I will say that the park is great.

Nnamdi Azikiwe: Our little Washington DC secret.

Marlene Lopez: Peaceful and beautiful

Laura Moreno: Nothing better than run/bike/hike to break the work routine in the rock creek park

Kenneth Cintron: Awesome..!!

Psychic Chevy Chase: Lovers quite time

TC Woodland: Love it

Jose Gonzalez: Nice place

8. Montrose Park

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178 reviews
Montrose Park
Location
4.5
Possibility of Parking
4.6
Surroundings
4.3
Services
4.5
Facilities
4.6

Address: 3052 R St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 2PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 895-6000

Guy: National park


Review: "We were so happy to have found a lovely park to BBQ"

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Austin Graff: In the north end of Georgetown is a large park that was once the estate of a ropemaker. He let neighbors picnic on his property and that legacy remains. The park became a public park in 1911. Today, it’s a large park with grassy areas with picnic tables, a playground, tennis courts and trails. One trail connects to those found in nearby Dumbarton Oaks Park, a public park behind Dumbarton Oaks Gardens.

Neha Kaul Pankow: Usually, I try to characterize a park before I go... Toddler-friendly? Picnic-friendly? Bbq options? Kids playground? Walk-friendly? What about hiking? Montrose Park has almost everything! This is nice because you have options (even with kids). Occasionally we end up at playgrounds where there isn't anything else and the adults are all just hanging around with nothing to do. At Montrose Park, you can have one adult watch kids while the other goes for a real walk! There were a number of people at the playground when we went. All adults was masked, which we found reassuring since we have little kids who can't be vaccinated yet. There was a fence to contain little ones, which was nice. It's all street parking. We didn't, however, have trouble finding parking (10 am on Sunday). It's a beautiful neighborhood. I didn't bring a stroller and I wish I had. It's not a long walk to the playground FOR AN ADULT 🙂. I'd like to go back and explore the walking trails. They looked beautiful and inviting!

Russell W Miller: This is a hidden gem in DC. The upper, street level of the park is a large open grassy space that includes a playground area and tennis courts. Walk back from the street through all of the this and the park turns much more natural and descends the steep forested hillside to Rock Creek. There are multiple paths down ranging from narrow footpaths to a gravel road. At the bottom is the dog beach. Many dog parents (and some people parents) come here to let their dogs swim in rock creek. The water is rapid but there is an eddy along the beach area to let small dogs swim. Bigger dogs will swim out into the current after balls and sticks. I personally only bring my dog here when it hasn’t rained heavily for at least a week and lightly for at least two days. This is because there are numerous sewage outflows into Rock Creek and its tributaries upstream of this spot. The bacterial counts in this waterway can be extremely dangerous after a storm. Even when it hasn’t rained recently the water is not considered safe for human swimming. I wade in with my pup but I am careful not to let any in my mouth and to wash my hands throughly afterwards. The pup also gets a full bath with shampoo after every visit. Despite all this it’s still my favorite place to take him in DC. He loves to run around without fear of running into traffic and explore the rocky hillsides and forest.

Michele Banks: Love this park. Tennis courts, playground, lots of beautiful old trees and the best squirrels in DC

Gigi Swift: Just a delightful park with decent public restrooms. I’m confused why the richest neighborhood has let the maze fall into disrepair for decades?

Lauren Roy: Great park for all humans, small and big and their canine companions. My kids love the playground, dated but great climbing and swings. Great ball chasing fields next to playground and the trails of Rock Creek Park directly below.

Brooke Powell: Idyllic hidden park. I just kind of wandered down a path and discovered it- there’s a charming map at the entrance explaining the features. My dog was in love with this place.

Dr Ngozi M Awa: Lovely greenery all round the park and very peaceful. A good place to go and relax. Only down side is dogs running around the playground, sitting and dinning without control. Perhaps the park management should designate an area for dog walking. They should also require dogs to be leashed.

Scott Marquardt: Nice facilities for young children, tennis players, picnickers, walkers and dogs (well, not much beyond open space for the latter)

Candy Stuart: We were so happy to have found a lovely park to BBQ

9. West Potomac Park

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489 reviews
West Potomac Park
Location
4.7
Possibility of Parking
4.7
Surroundings
4.7
Services
4.3
Facilities
4.8

Address: 2912 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20418

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 10PM

Telephone: (202) 426-6841

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I SLAY ALL DAY TRAVEL The Solo Traveler: I’m born and raised in DC and never been to West Potomac Park. Glad I came here to participate in the activities. This was for the Something in the Water Gospel event. It was a pop up church service and free! I love my city DC. 🙏🏿❤️

John Thompson: Actually, I met several US Park Police officers when I was stopped for driving 31 mph in a 15 mph area. I often drive through the park to access 395. Officers were great and professional. I was polite and guilty. Still got a 100.00 ticket for not having registration and insurance card in vehicle. The best part is that they did not keep the THC gummy bears on the front seat.

Michael B: A really great spot for social and intramural sports, but it is kind of hard to navigate to. Be prepared to make your way through hoards of mall tourists and find limited cabi bike parking.

Mina F.: Amazing place. I don’t know why the world’s is getting worse. Why we don’t Lear about this people again

Michael Gast: Love this park. We did the lime scooters and had a blast. It is amazing to see all the monuments up close.

Patricia Zimath: The Cherry blossom blooming are amazing

Abhijit Ahir: Loved the scenery and the quiet here! Great if you run or do long walks everyday. A little far away from the hustle-bustle of the Capitol area but definitely worth it. Just park your car in this lush green park, take a stroll alongside the beautiful Potomac river, and breathe some clean, fresh air!

James Walker: Great views around the Tidal Basin, walk from Kutz Bridge at Independence Avenue see some older magnificent cherry trees. Continue down pass MLK Jr. Memorial and between Roosevelt Memorial for great panoramic views over to Jefferson Memorial. If you're careful, you can see all the way to the District Wharf Southwest.

Yadsendewodtitahw With Cheryl: Great event given by Pharrel Williams pop up church great success . Secure.. no biting mosquitos ect. Clean

Ryan Lemmer: Incredible spot to see the cherry blossoms. Well worth getting there early to get a spot. The area is safe and parking is reasonable.

10. Mason District Park

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627 reviews
Mason District Park
Location
4.4
Possibility of Parking
4
Surroundings
5
Services
4.9
Facilities
5

Address: 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 9PM

Telephone: (703) 941-1730

Guy: Park


Review: "... of grills available for use. Benches and tables are also available."

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Stephen Smearman: Over 3 miles of wooded trails, open space, streams and a pond, bbq picnic tables and shelters, turf soccer field, LL baseball and softball fields, a dogpark, 200 seat ampitheater w/ restrooms, and tennis courts.

Jeff Parnes: For first time in years the Fairfax Federation held its annual summer solisitice picnic. This year with fewer attendees, we met under the #2 pavilion shelter. It was sufficient for our crowd, and due to the good weather we able to use the outside picnic tables. Would do it again.

Akesa Batchman: Day after the rain. Everything was pretty wet. Good thing we brought wipes and paper towels. Looks like it might be under construction. Sunday mornings are very quiet at 10 am, however an hour later the park starts to fill up. Plenty of space for the kids, basketball court, baseball field and incredibly nice soccer field (turf). Picnic/barbecue area is sparse and on a first come first serve basis. Overall I'd bring my kids here again.

Cha: Nice park - renovated and well-maintained baseball field and soccer field, nice two tier playground with a swings, rock climbing, and playground structure. Pond with adorable turtles, dog park, and trails.

Jerry Miranda: Nice park for a picnic or for sports. Large fields - soccer, baseball, softball, frisbee, etc. Plenty of fee parking. Bathroom on site. The area is taken care of.

Bernice Richardson: Customer service was great!! The process was very quick and the sales representative made me feel very comfortable. I was completely satisfied and I definitely would recommend others.

James Albright: A peaceful oasis in the heart of our neighborhood. More trails than you might think. A successful stream restoration project on Turkeycock Run has increased the ecological health of the stream valley to our benefit.

E Murph: It's a huge place, with fields for many different sports as well as a dog park, a playground, trails into the woods which lead into gorgeous landscape. I love to take the dogs I walk/sit there to run around off leash and smell things and have a great time in general. Oh! And don't forget about the Thursday Farmer's Market!! It always has great stuff, including a booth of local garden experts with whom it is fantastic to converse. They all know tons, and if they don't know about something they'll look it up, though I personally have never seen any of them need to. The produce selection is vast, and there are plants and crafts and baked goods (the cupcake girl mixes addictive substances into her cupcakes I swear it, that or she sold her soul to Martha Stewart at the crossroads one night) and even a spice & tea vendor who sells spices & herbs & mixtures thereof, including herbal tea blends, made with things grown on his farm. They're to die for, too!

Olga Sokolova: I really liked this vibrant park! People were celebrating birthdays, had picnics, plaid tennis and soccer ...I even found open to sky a little amphitheater. What a great place to recite poetry or sing songs. Both my dogs enjoyed the walk too.

Petites Etoiles: Lovely wooded area that has been significantly improved with woods cleanup, trails better marked and not very crowded at this time of year.

11. Anniversary Park

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Anniversary Park
Location
4
Possibility of Parking
4.6
Surroundings
4.4
Services
4
Facilities
4.3

Address: Washington, DC 20037

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM Thu

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Review: "We use the barbeques in site with charcoal to make burgers and hotdogs."

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SAL NEGRO: Miriam's Kitchen had their pre-summer BBQ since 2019 and it was a hit. Love this place.

Greg Kahl: Good green space on campus. Is not very big, but my organization has held multiple events here. We use the barbeques in site with charcoal to make burgers and hotdogs. There are benches and tables to eat at our do crafts, etc. There is even room to throw a ball, but not enough to play many games. Overall a good outdoor space, but you may need to contact the university to gain access.

Scotty ST: Quiet and relaxing are the words to describe this small park. This is not a place to come to play soccer or run around. It's more of a sitting park. There are many long benches to sit on and plenty of tree cover to get away from the sun. Great place to eat some food from FoBoGrow which is next door or a packed lunch from home.

Mr. Vance: There is a cool little red cardinal that lives at this park. He is running the show, stop by and check him out sometime.

Jude Martin: Is usually locked during the middle of the day.

Noble LaRocco Masi: Small, shady park! Go there to read or let your Dog run around

Stephen Cypher: Much smaller space than expected

12. East Potomac Park

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East Potomac Park
Location
4.1
Possibility of Parking
4.2
Surroundings
4.1
Services
5
Facilities
4.4

Address: Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20024

Telephone: (202) 485-9880

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Review: "perfect spot for BBQ and walk."

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Trent Heck: This was a beautiful and picture-perfect park, especially when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. The park is right next to a marina with shopping, fishing, and is fairly close to the Jefferson Memorial. There are cherry trees by the Jefferson Memorial as well. Like all national parks in the city, these are free and open to the public.

Renita Lake: Super crowded because of the time of year, but it has easily been 20 years since I was last at the Tidal basin for the cherry blossoms. IT was worth it and the weather was beautiful.

Mellie Davis: This is my favorite place to come bbq and spend time with friends. Easy Potomac Park and specifically Hains Point is easy to get to if you’re driving. Nice for a picnic and a sunset. There’s also mini golf and an actual golf course.

M.E.: This large area is utilized by bicycle riders, walkers, picnickers, family gatherings in warm, sunny days. Safe and maintained throughout. Restroom included. Several parking lots. Boat launch & boating school on premises.

Muniba Khan: Beautiful park! I recommend coming during the cherry blossom bloom. Be warned that if you come on the weekend during peak bloom it'll probably be really crowded!

Li Ju: Very hard to get a parking spot during peak season for cherry blossom. But it is truly beautiful here, enjoyed walking around here.

Archie: Its nice park area to watch cherry blossoms, boating, Jefferson monument and scenic view.Its awesome location with nearby parking and warf for cruise n taxi lines.

Shiho F: I loved strolling around East Potomac Park. It's so relaxing. It offers a rustic getaway from the busy city. It is beautiful and only a short drive away

Teresa Rivera: Beautiful stretch along the river where you can walk, bike, sit and read, or just people watch under the cherry blossom trees

Sckethia Byrd: Lovely area to walk, jog, run, or just sit and enjoy the view. Lots of trees for shade. Very close to monument and memorials.

13. Dakota Playground

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Dakota Playground
Location
4.4
Possibility of Parking
4.4
Surroundings
4.4
Services
4.8
Facilities
4.3

Address: Washington, DC 20018

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 9PM

Guy: Park


Review: "... 2 large tables and plenty of benches for parties and barbecues."

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Sassy Sauce: Great park for big and small kids. They play areas are separate so that’s good if you have little ones learning to play independently or learning to share and play with others. The playground is clean. It’s easy to find parking on the weekends. The picnic area is shaded and has 2 large tables and plenty of benches for parties and barbecues.

Andres Mendoza: Pretty good park here in NE DC with 2 full signle rim basketball courts. The also have tennis courts 2 playground areas for the kids and a grass area where you can run around. I like to bring the kids to this park because there is something for all of them to do.

Prince “Kinggunna” Young: Great spot to host a cookout , basketball court is near too!

Guy Edwards: Very cool local park with exercise area for pull ups, dips etc, covered area for eating, basketball courts with youth clases and pick up games at the weekend and shaded areas for relaxing. Lots of new saplings planted too to help folks enjoy park even more and provide additional environmental services. Short ride from Rhode Island metro

Veda: We had a great time and the group of people that were on celebration invited us to join in! Always a fun place to take the kids to play on the playgrounds! Basketball courts are also there!

Shareffe Boone: Seems to be a great space for kids families hosting cookouts and other outdoor events

Marv- O: great place to catch a basketball game! it has a playground for kids. and a nice little sit down area. riffraff does appear sometimes though at any given time of the day.

Edward Hill: Nice place to have family gatherings. Highly recommended

Sherell Martin: What child doesn't like the playground? This is a cool spot to run them pounds off kids!

Monica Trice: This was my first time at this park an it was very nice an peaceful an clean an will be back to visit.

14. Fort Hunt Park

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Fort Hunt Park
Location
4.9
Possibility of Parking
4.2
Surroundings
4.8
Services
4.8
Facilities
4.9

Address: 8999 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308

Schedule: Open 24 hours

Telephone: (202) 439-7325

Guy: Park


Review: "They have charcoal grills for use, bathrooms that are open most of the year."

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Tilly Lo: I didn't know this park is here. I am so glad I stopped by. The fort has been neglected and people drew on the walls. Therecare some historic markers/signs. Seemed lonely and quiet. There weren't anyone here checking out the fort but me. It's incredible how many sacrificed and are sacrificing for this country, and we have so many who are so unappreciative of what this country has to offer. The direction we are heading is going to make many look back and remember the "good days when we had freedom". Sad time we are in...

SamLia Camacho: Just a beautiful park. Ample parking spaces, separate bathrooms, lots of trash bins. Some picnic tables are worn out though. The scenery coming through the park is just breathtaking

Beth McCallister: Great time there at our Ski Club's (the Fagowees) 55th Anniversary Picnic. The bathrooms could be a little closer, but a great park!

Betsy York: A favorite location for a walk, picnic or a sweet romance. Just one mile north of Mt. Vernon mansion, home of George Washington. This lovely park is a neighborhood favorite for watching the Potomac River flow by.

Billy Kendrick: We love Fort Hunt Park and go there often to walk the dog through the woods or on the loop road, go for a bike ride or a run. There are many pavilions you can reserve or just show up and hope no one else reserved. They have charcoal grills for use, bathrooms that are open most of the year. They often have Park Police horses in the stables and they are friendly and happy to see people. (Don't bring carrots or apples for them, though, its not actually very good for them) The park has battlements/fortifications that are fun to play on. I actually think they could make a really cool playground out of the main fortifications with long slides and cool climbing structures. There are deer in the park, have been eagle's nests at various times over the years, etc. It is also a great place to go if you want to bike/run/walk the Mt. Vernon trail along the Potomac River.

Karen Reynoso: We recently rented lot D for my daughters 2 year old birthday party. It was such a cute place. The process to rent it out online was quick and easy. Their system automatically has reminders and noticed before your event. You have to get a license if you want to rent out a moon voice but other than that they allow beer and wine without an ABC license. There is so much park space around the gazebo that we set up a soccer field and had so much fun. The lot has a driveway up so you can drive up and place your grills or unload. They allow you to decorate and also placed a port-a-potty close since the neared bathroom facilities are pretty far away. There is also lots of parking. Great time and would love to rent it out again.

Kenneth Doo (KENN-DOO): Wonderful Park...Easy Location, so much Fun and GreatbPicnicGreat Picnic areas without reservations needed

Sean: I don't know if it is due to the season, but this park is in a very poor state currently. There are branches EVERYWHERE and at best piled up off the road (though not always). Public restrooms are closed and so are half of the porta-potties. The ones that are open are the dirtiest I've ever seen, and of course no toilet paper / sanitizer. Despite looking like the park has been abandoned right now, it is heavily used -- people everywhere.

Kev Ben: Nice, clean well maintained. Grass is not always cut but when it is, this is a nice place. Grounds need to be cut more often.

RIDE THE PLANET: Great place to spend time with family, pets and also to relax im the right spot. Road needs a little bit of work but in general is a good place to train on flat terran. I believe one lap = a mile.

15. Fletcher's Cove

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Fletcher's Cove
Location
4
Possibility of Parking
4.4
Surroundings
4.3
Services
4.1
Facilities
4.7

Address: Washington, DC 20016

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 8:30PM ⋅ Opens 7AM Thu

Telephone: (301) 714-2233

Guy: Park


Review: "Or bring some coal to barbecue!"

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Rosie: I loved this place. Set my portable hammock in the shade and let the day pass by. Plenty of families enjoying the place but not too crowded. Watch out for the ducks and their dropping in the grass. Go for a walk in the trial then relax and unwind here.

Riley E: Beautiful park with trails and lovely views of the river. Lots of trash though, hopefully people are more careful to pack out what they pack in. Imagine how much cooler the park would be if folks didn't litter. Got some seriously lush greenery there, it's a shame it's dotted with cans and food wrappers.

Leah Lambart: Fun park to bring kids and dogs. We had a fun time exploring this park and hiking trails. The trails were muddy at points but we walked in sneakers without any problem. They had many fishermen fishing off the side of the banks. It’s a great view of the river and nature. There’s plenty of things for kids to climb on and explore.

Johny Mccahill: Fletchers cove is a great place.You can find parking for your car or bike and look over the river and relax.Rent a boat and grab a snack and put in to enjoy nature along the shore and see ospreys and other wildlife abundantly.

Rose Schaum: I'm always looking for parks along the river and this one along B&O and Potomac is really rustic and fun. It can be a little confusing your first time going there, I suggest you do a little direction research ahead of your outing. Biking and hiking trails, kayak and canoe rentals, picnic tables with some stationary grills and spots for campfires. Dogs on leashes are very welcome. The restrooms are at the upper parking area. The larger parking area is down by the river past upper parking lot just go straight over tiny bridge when entering.

Susan Reinhardt: Enjoyed a guided kayak tour on the Potomac on a spring evening just before sunset. Beautiful views, decent boats, and nice guides. A little pricey but worth it. We saw a bald eagle along the shore which let our boats drift nearer to him. Very cool!

Lauri Pesantez Pacheco: Beautiful place! To park there the car must go under a tunnel and there is a height limit. There is a boat/kayak rental and can use their ramp for personal kayaks for 5 dollars. There is also a free launching site that doesn’t have a ramp but is pretty easy to use.

Amjad Ibrahim: Really nice area I definitely recommend for a picnic and fishing

beyondTabu: It has potential. Parking is sufficient, kayak/ canoe rental does the job. There’re multiple bbq pits and a nice area to relax. The issues are there’re no trash bins so people leave their trash on the trails and there’re way too many hooks and lines left behind from anglers. They authorities need to have more patrols to fine people who litter etc.

Jake Jacobs: Great area to go to for a walk along the canal. Short walks are fine, but if you're someone who likes to put some milage on your walking shoes, you can walk along the canal for several miles. Also great views of the Potomac River along the way.

16. Benjamin Banneker Park

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Benjamin Banneker Park
Location
4.3
Possibility of Parking
4.7
Surroundings
4
Services
4.9
Facilities
4.9

Address: 6620 18th St N, Arlington, VA 22205

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 8PM ⋅ Opens 7AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 228-6525

Guy: Park


Review: "Many different areas to have fun, including a soccer field and a bbq ..."

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Shannon Israelsen: Benjamin Banneker Park is a top notch playground for kids. There’s a nice little area for younger kids with a slide, two swings, and a few other things to climb on. A small covered pavilion in the center with just two tables underneath, and 5-6 additional tables out in the open. A small little sand pit in the middle right next to the pavilion. And finally a large structure for the older kids or more adventurous little ones. My 3.5 and 1.5 year old only wanted to play on the large structure because of the slides. Here is why I not gave 4 stars: - The parking near the playground is limited to the street, which is part “permit only” and part 2-hour. It’s confusing because the 2-hour parking has a small stretch of permit-only parking right in the middle of it and someone could easily make a mistake and park in the permitted area by mistake. Also, the 2-hour parking areas are not right in front of the park. - The small pavilion only has two covered tables. The play equipment has no shade at all, so the small pavilion leaves something to be desired. If you’re looking for shade there is a grassy area with plenty of large shady trees, so come prepared with a blanket or chair to sit. - The large play structure has a couple points that made me nervous with my little ones that are just big drop offs with very small platforms to stand on. Yes, my kids were not the age intended for this, so it’s up to me to watch them closely, but the big slides are hard to resist and you really have to be up too with your little ones, from my experience. It is generally easier to get up to some of the slides because there are stairs instead of netting or more complicated climbing, so that is nice making it more accessible to the littles. Just keep a close eye one your kids. This park was a lot of fun and we’ll be back to enjoy it!

Rachel: Lovely dog park with super friendly dogs and people! I would recommend bringing your own doggy bowl to water your dog because your pup could get sick drinking from the community dog bowl. Also bring your own poop bag because there aren't any within the park from what I could see.

Sandra Penoyar: Great creativity motivation play equipment! Plenty of room to run in grassy fields. Separate areas for younger and older kids. Shaded picnic tables.

Azaline Gunn: We always have a great time here, and the community really does work together to keep things clean and safe. Our mid-sized and middle-aged dog doesn't socialize much, so having the option to go further away from most of the other dogs is perfect, too!

Geoffrey Seals: Excellent facilities. From the double gates to the pipes and elevated pads, you immediately get a sense of a well planned facility. It eased the mind of this first time visitor, and we'll be back as much as we can! Handicap accessible, park in front then enter thru backside gate.

Pablo Varas: Brand new playground with multiple games and features. You will miss shade though. Many different areas to have fun, including a soccer field and a bbq place

Dana Hummel: Great playground for young children. Equipment is in great shape and we'll kept. Soft cushion on the ground for and falling ones and was not crowded here in winter.

Grant Cox: Excellent park that connects to Isaac Crossman Park and the W&OD Trail. Walking trails, soccer field and basketball court can be found, along with a very cool playground. The playground has unique features such as little climbing boulders, spider web net swing, twisty slide, pavilion and more. An added bonus is the playground has extremely bouncy and absorptive rubber flooring that keeps the kids safe!

Purna Prakash: Great place for dogs to hang out.Fresh water available.

Rutuja Yengul Apelagunta: Great place to walk. Good place for kids ☺️

17. Potomac Overlook Regional Park

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Potomac Overlook Regional Park
Location
4.6
Possibility of Parking
4.3
Surroundings
4.9
Services
4.3
Facilities
4

Address: 2845 Marcey Rd, Arlington, VA 22207

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 528-5406

Guy: Park


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Cristin Harber: Potomac Regional Overlook park is a off Military Rd, on Marcy Rd. It looks like a residential neighborhood but opens to a county maintained park. Pass the basketball and tennis courts up a short winding road that splits and forks to the right. A small tot playground and parking lot are at the top of the loop. Several walking trails split from a main trail. Heritage signs along the way explain a small portion of the land’s history. Most trails are easy for anyone. There’s a trail that along the creek. It’s hard to cross depending on the time of year. But there are several places to play in the water. Dog friendly.
Response: Thank you Cristin! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Potomac Overlook Regional Park!

Caroline Hamric: Neat spot! When leaves are off the trees in winter, you can still see the Potomac River from the overlook trail. The park has a cool nature center, fruit/vegetable garden, native species garden, and aviary with two owls and a hawk (don't miss them!). Parking can be tough since it's a popular park, just keep circling.
Response: Thank you Caroline! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Potomac Overlook Regional Park!

Liz Ford: It should remove 'overlook' from its title but other than that, it is easy to walk around and navigate. The view has changed quite a bit since the inception of the park. You can NOT see the Potomac from any viewpoint that we traversed today. There were several noisy school groups on the paths in the woods; but also a pleasant surprise of the rescued owls and falcon. That was neat to see. The paths were not that difficult and we pretty much wandered around for an hour with no problems. I would have liked a bit harder terrain but this was nice after our more rigorous hike yesterday. There is a nature center here and the parking was pretty decent. Bathrooms available too. I would recommend this for running about as well as easy hiking.
Response: Thank you Liz. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Since the park was established 50 years ago, the tree growth has since obstructed to view of the Potomac River. We apologize if our name was deceptive. But, we're glad you enjoyed hiking our trails and visiting our nature center and raptor enclosure. We hope you come back and visit us again.

Steve E.: Great park easy to get to. The parking is limited so find parking on street leading in rather than waste time on narrow road in and out. There is a fair amount of activity during nice weather so make sure you are prepared to see / pass other people and dogs. If you are looking for solitude this park may not be your best bet, but otherwise it is a great place to hike with your dog. Some hills but not challenging.

Jon Rochefort: I've been going to Potomac Overlook park since I was a pre-teen. Hiking with my friends, checking the creek for wildlife, taking in the great overlook view (before you could no longer), and just enjoying nature. I take my own children there now. We visit the raptors, check the frog pond, visit the nature center, and go on hiking adventures. It's such a gem. I hope more people discover it.
Response: Thank you Jon! This is such a wonderful testament to Potomac Overlook Regional Park! We are honored to be such a big part of your life and now your childrens' lives. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Hailey Duncan: Well maintained trails and the creek seemed clean. My doggo loved it here. I do wish there were more trail maps, we got a bit turned around. Oh, and despite the name, there isn't an actual overlook.
Response: Thank you Hailey! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Potomac Overlook Regional Park!

Carol Morrell: There were plenty of trails to explore. There were quite a few people, kids and dogs on leashes but it wasn't like you were standing in line. We didn't have a map with us but there was one at the beginning of Overlook Trail(should havevtaken a picture) which is the yellow trail near parking lot. We thought we were going to do the yellow and red trails because they intersect each other. Some trees do have markers on them but at some intersections you can't tell which path you are on for quite awhile. Which is why we ended up being on yellow, red, green, Potomac Heritage and blue trails. We ened the day following blue till we found a waterfall on right and there is a steep high step rock stairway that leads to a neighborhood. Google maps helped us get to the park through the neighborhood. We could have back tracked but there were some brutal parts that I just wasn't up to doing again. Young fit people would have no problem with it. You do need to cross some streams on the Potomac Heritage and blue trails. With easy rock hopping. There are some trees crossing the paths I'm 5 ft and only had a real problem with one. It was an adventure that I would like to do again!
Response: Thank you Carol! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Potomac Overlook Regional Park. We hope you come back and visit us again very soon.

Amir Bagheri: A beautiful place for a walk. Just to have a real expectation I should mention that even though it has "Overlook" in its name you barely could have an overlook over Potomac and apparently it's because of trees making a barrier!
Response: Thank you Amir! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Potomac Overlook Regional Park. We are celebrating our 50th Anniversary this year. It's amazing how much our trees have grown in the 50 years. Unfortunately, the overlook to the Potomac is not as grand as it was when we first opened.

John Hartel: Love the hiking here. Last time I was there was early Spring before the trees budded. This time is was so green and beautiful. Just wish the planes weren't constantly flying overhead.
Response: Thank you John! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Potomac Overlook Regional Park!

Erika Burns Moore: Surprisingly large nature park in north Arlington. Trails could be better marked and mapped, and road noise from GW Parkway is present in some areas. Overall a solid park to visit if it's convenient to where you live.
Response: Thank you Erika! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Potomac Overlook Regional Park!

18. Barcroft Park

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Barcroft Park
Location
4.2
Possibility of Parking
4.5
Surroundings
4.1
Services
4.4
Facilities
4.6

Address: 4200 S Four Mile Run Dr, Arlington, VA 22206

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 11PM

Telephone: (703) 228-6525

Guy: Park


Review: "Nice low traffic place to have a barbeque with friends"

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Hind KH: I love it. I just discovered it since it’s near my apartment. It has place to gather with friends and path for walking and cycling with the beautiful sound of the stream.

Damien Lawrence: Often crowded but great park. Only 1 shelter.

Cristin Harber: Fantastic facility. The staff goes well beyond what you might expect and the instructors are knowledgeable and excellent with kids. The indoor gymnasium is clean and offers an excellent space for all levels of gymnastics. An upper level has seating for parents. There is plenty of well lit parking and outdoor space for various athletic programs. The space is well kept and a large expanse of sports programs are offered for all levels.

Nizar Farsakh: Lovely little Park with narrow trunk trees and lots of shade. There is even a playground on both ends for little kids. It's not very big but big enough for the neighborhood.

Beth Bolish: Who could ever believe that you can find such a gem within the city. Trails are well maintained by the city, the park is wonderful and when you are there you can imagine being in the forest instead of a major city.

Ree A: nice park for walking , playing with various sitting area, for BBQ and walking.also, you can celebrate in the covered area. I like that provide a free wifi .A lot of 🐿there.

Paul Donaldson: It had been many years since I had visited this park. I was attending my grandson's baseball game. What a surprise for me to see this spacious well maintained park again. There are soccer and baseball field and tennis courts. A large parking garage is reassuring that you will always find a parking space.

Carey Helmick: Beautiful park! Almost completely shaded by gorgeous trees, and the creek is just the right adventure level for little ones. I want to have my son's third birthday here in the fall.

J Michael Daniel: Excellent sports facility for baseball and soccer in South Arlington. The baseball fields are generally in good shape and the facilities are well-kept. The fields have lights, so games can be played at night. The community center there has an extensive gymnastics area as well as basketball.

Live, Love, Laugh!: Beautiful scenary, nice trails where you dont feel secluded - my lil girl loves this park :)

19. Alcova Heights Park

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290 reviews
Alcova Heights Park
Location
4
Possibility of Parking
4
Surroundings
4.8
Services
4.1
Facilities
4.8

Address: 901 S George Mason Dr, Arlington, VA 22204

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 8PM ⋅ Opens 6AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 228-6525

Guy: Park


Review: "It was a good place to have a barbeque on a sunny day."

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Lukas Zajac: Great park, bring rain boots as there is a small creek that kids love to throw stick and stones into.

Cristin Harber: Lots of space and shade. The park has climbing equipment that all ages can use. Out kids found themselves in the middle of a giant game of freeze tag while others played basketball ball. Lots of room for picnics blankets and a casual game of baseball.

Aztecmami217: This Park Has Really Impressed Us. The Bathrooms Are The Cleanest We Have Seen Out Of Any Park/PlayGround in Arlington and Even Have A Baby Changing Table. The Playground Is Surrounded By Trees Giving It A Very Nice Shade The Whole Day Reducing Hot Slides, Swings, and Hot Weather For Children. There Is A Stream Next To It And A Basketball Court With Working Lights For Evening Play. There is A Baseball/Grass Field and Across The Street Are The Gazebos and Picnic Areas With Grills That Are Available For Reservation. Lots Of Shaded Street Parking Available And Even Wheelchair Accessible. Great Place To Be!!

Shannon Israelsen: Excellent playground with 3 elevated walkways and 6 slides. My 3 year old was in heaven. There isn’t a lot for the littlest ones, but there is at least one small slide and a small playhouse and two baby swings. Lots of room to run around. No sand at the playground, but there is sand volleyball across the street aka a giant sandbox. I’m the fall the trees and stream make for a beautiful setting.

Jessica Kingsley: Great park for after a t ball game! Good for multiple ages, shaded, and plenty of benches for adults.

Mohammed Rahman: nice shaded park with swings and slides and a nice creek next to it

Tracey Brown: A Very nice Family Park 🇺🇸

Anne Schumann: Nice playground with a baseball field, basketball court and restrooms. My only complaints are that some parents don't enforce mask wearing for their children. And also some folks don't use the provided trash cans. The playground equipment itself is clean and in good repair, the kids enjoy it.

Peter: I love this park so much. I started coming here back in ‘84, yet so much has stayed the same over the decades. The park is very well maintained.

Uriel Hernandez: Excellent place to spend with family. Splendid, peaceful and quiet place. However, there's not an assigned parking lot. You should find a place to park your car 🚗 at the edge of the park's curbside, or just arrive there by walking if you want to avoid hard times.

20. Fort Foote Park

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Fort Foote Park
Location
4.1
Possibility of Parking
4.9
Surroundings
4.7
Services
4.9
Facilities
4.2

Address: 8915 Fort Foote Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 10PM

Telephone: (301) 763-4600

Guy: National park


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Fort Foote Park: what do users think?


Carlton Willis: The park is one of the best in the area with the exception that trails can be blocked by falling trees and the grass tends to get too high during the summer. A little maintenance by the NPS and this does up to 5 stars, especially with the addition of interpretive signs a couple of years ago.

Tia Wheeler: This is a nice park for walking, but aside from a few markers and two cannons there is not much regarding the fort. There are some nice views across the river to Alexandria.

Iveth Garcia: I really do love it here. It’s one of my happy places. I well say though, there are days were you find the unexpected. Some good and sometimes smelly unexpected. It’s a very nice place to get your feet wet and maybe fish. I brought my kids here the other day. You do have to keep in mind it’s probably 20 something minute walk from the car to the beach area. It’s has very nice historical sites to see. A lot of hiking!

Heman Gharibnejad: It’s a bit strange to have a national park in the middle of a neighborhood. The area is not so well kept. But the giant guns are a real treat. Despite seeing pictures of them I was still shocked by their size and location. This is a very unique place.

Marleen Greenleaf: Great location for a walk or hike, but be prepared to be bombarded with bugs and cobwebs on the trail.

Samuel Christiansen: This place is local and convenient for a quick hike. The cannons are cool. The trail down to the river both ways is nice. Saw a lot of deer, and I was able to get close. However, there is prevalent trash. This is clearly the result of people who have no stake in this place, or their own community, which is sad.. Not a bad spot for a quick workout hike and to see the cannons. It is a shame that a few bad and lazy people make it nasty for everyone else..

Donnie Horton: Very nice off the beaten path gem of a hike.Best I've had yet

Jennifer Clark: The parking lot is currently closed yet is still accessible. I'm not sure how Covid effects our ability to safely park in a wooded area, but you're offered to brave passing cars and to park in a ditch. I had my Maltese and daughter with me. We could tell early on another hiker was in the area with a pet. After seeing the cannons and wanting to explore closer to the water, the smell of marijuana became quite strong. We decided not to meet our smoking hiker friend and left the trail early.

Lyssa McEachern: My favorite park to bring the dogs! It’s quiet and the other trailgoers are so sweet and friendly. My favorite part is the beach at the end of the trail!!

Keryn Ahmed: We walked through with our bikes September 2019. The highlights were the water views, eating paw-paws that had recently fallen, and the scenic beach at the North end.