Just west of the southern extent of Crystal City, Fort Scott Park was one of the forts for the defenses of Washington during the civil war. It was named for General Winfield Scott, the then Commander-in-Chief of the Union Amy.
Today, Fort Scott is a 12-acre family-friendly neighborhood park where kids and adults alike come to relax and have fun. The only evidence of its historic significance is a historic marker and a small remnant on the grounds of the park.
I came here with my little princess after a friend recommended it. The playground is in two parts; one for the 2 to 5-year-olds and the other for the 5 to 12-year-olds. The part for the small kids features a small play structure with two slides, two baby swings, a clubhouse, a teeter-totter, a white sandbox, and a roller slide which my kid loved. The big kids’ area was also full of fun things including a big tube slide, a fireman’s pole, a climbing net, a roller slide, a twisty spiral ladder, swings, and an upright pedal pusher.
Other than the playground, the park also has a basketball court, a sheltered pavilion with picnic tables, 3 tennis courts, and softball fields. The bathrooms are next to the playground.
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