Located at the beautiful and secluded Glencarln Park, the Long Branch Nature Center offers a natural habitat for bird watching and other outdoor activities.
Summer is upon us and now is the perfect time to enjoy some outdoor play time with your kids and your pets. In Alexandria there are many great dog parks when your dogs can exercise and play while enjoying the summer weather. Here are a few of these dog parks:
Beach Park is a 1.42 acres neighborhood park located at 201 Rucker Place in Alexandria. In the early 1970s the park was named in the honor of school principal Lillian Beach and has since been adopted by the Rosemont Citizens’ Association. The park features an open lawn area with seating and a playground for the kids with a slope which is used for sledding during the winter months. It is home to many oak trees, maple trees, dogwoods and locust trees. The park is a popular place for residents of the area to meet and socialize and it is the venue for the hosting of annual Rosemont Citizens Association events. Continue reading
If you are ever in need for some relaxing time within Crystal City, just stop by the Crystal City Water Park.
Located on the Potomac Palisades in North Arlington, Potomac Overlook Regional Park offers 70 acres of peaceful woodland, 2.5 miles of varied trails, educational gardens, a small picnic area, and a Nature Center.
Chambliss Park is a 8.16 acres neighborhood park located at 2505 North Chambliss Street on the west end of Alexandria. The park is adjacent to Dora Kelly Park and John Adams Elementary School. The park is a popular place for persons to walk their dogs, play tennis, go sledding during the winter and to play baseball. The park features a wooded nature area with a foot path that leads to Dora Kelly Nature Park. The park is open on a daily basis for everyone to come and enjoy. Continue reading
Joseph Hensley Park is a 21.66 acres park named in honor of the late Joseph Hensley, a former Director of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities in Alexandria. The park is located at 4200 Eisenhower Avenue and features facilities for everyone to enjoy. The park features softball fields, soccer field, picnic area and a park shelter with grill. It is used by the Adult Sports Leagues, the Bishop Ireton Varsity and Junior Varsity Softball Teams as well as the Alexandria Soccer Association. The picnic area and the ball fields can be rented for the hosting of private events. Continue reading
Cameron Run Regional Park is a 26 acre outdoor adventure park in Alexandria. Located at 4001 Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria the park features a variety of recreation facilities for everyone to enjoy. Cameron Run Regional Park is home to many facilities such as Great Waves Waterpark, Lake Cook and Paradise Play.Continue reading
The Potomac Yard Park is a 23.4 acre neighborhood park located at 2501 Potomac Ave in Alexandria. The park was designed and constructed through a partnership between the Alexandria City Council and Pulte Homes. The park features picnic tables and pathways with ADA accessibility, outdoor stage area for the hosting of special events, Stormwater Management Ponds, Walking/Bicycle trails and passive seating areas with historical interpretations. Sports fanatics can enjoy park facilities such athletic fields, basketball courts, tennis courts and volleyball courts. There is a playground for kids to enjoy which is ADA accessible. Continue reading
Lyon Village Park is a little 1.5-acre fenced-in park located in the Lyon Village neighborhood just north of Clarendon in Arlington VA.