Lyon Village Park in Arlington, VA!

Lyon Village Park in Arlington, VA!

rlington Parks in general are pretty darn awesome. The equipment is normally is great condition with different features you don’t normally find at every park. In the case of Lyon Village Park there is a sprayground available during different times of the day throughout the summer months plus two large pieces of play equipment. A sandbox area is located by the picnic pavilion. Best part is the entire park is fenced in with a great ornate gate that stays closed so the little runners can’t get away. One thing you should note is parking along the street has a two-hour limit!



Address: 1800 N Highland St. ArlingtonVA 22201

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The boys had a great time at the park even though we came too early for the sprayground area. There are no restrooms at the park but plenty of shade for the kids to get out of the sun. There are two different pieces of play equipment that both have some neat climbing areas and small hammocks for the kids to lounge in. My kiddos enjoyed the sandbox and a ride on toy that acted like a small merry-go-round but a lot less dangerous…:) No shortage of swings at the park and for all ages. For the adults there are two (2) lit tennis courts and one (1) basketball court that stay lit until 11 p.m. All are in fabulous condition and were busy when we were at the park.


The kids and I will definitely be returning to this park. We just loved that one child could play in the sandbox and just hang out while my other high energy child could be on the equipment. There are plenty of spots for parents to have a seat and watch the kids from and in plenty of shade. Of course I was out in the middle of park helping my ball of energy get to the top of the cargo net. If you live in Arlington or you’re just looking for a new adventure to take the kids on, I highly recommend Lyon Village Park in Arlington, VA!

Hayes Park in Arlington, VA!

Hayes Park in Arlington, VA!

Perfect park for hot days like today! Hayes Park in Arlington is  a great park with lots of different things for the kids to do and it’s fenced in to keep all those runners inside the park and away from the street.

Address: 1516 North Lincoln Street  Arlington, Virginia 22201  

The park includes a piece of play equipment, two set of regular and toddler swings, sandbox, small climb on toy area, and the best part a Spray Park! FYI: Make sure you bring the kiddos swimsuits and swim diaper. I made the mistake of forgeting the suits and had two very bummed out kids. The spray park has hours listed near the entrance and is open between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

The play equipment is in great shape and the sandbox was a fun time for the kids. In addition to the play area there are several picnic tables near clean indoor bathrooms and water fountains. For the adults the park has two lighted tennis courts and a lighted basketball court.

This is a very nice park! The only draw back is the parking is a little tough but during the summer the school across the street is closed and you can park along the street. With all the great trees in the park there is plenty of shade for the infant to toddler age crowd. If you live in Arlington County or just want to check out a nice park, check out Hayes Park!

Upton Hill Regional Park in Arlington, VA!

Upton Hill Regional Park in Arlington, VA!

Upton Hill Regional Park in Arlington, VA straddles Fairfax and Arlington County.  The park is surrounded by great older single family homes that Arlington is known for and lots of local shopping. The park has a miniature golf course, Ocean Dunes Waterpark, bocce ball pit, batting cages, and playground. If you’re into walking/hiking the park has lots of trails that take you through naturally wooded areas. If you are into geo-caching there are lots of hidden caches in the park.

Address: 6060 Wilson Boulevard  Arlington, VA 22205

On our visit we walked some of the trails and hit up the playground. Where the play equipment is placed you can tell it use to be an old fountain and the kids had a blast walking up the stairs between the two different play areas. The playground is in pretty good shape and in plenty of shade. The park does have restrooms but not down below near the equipment. If you’re interested in the play equipment you can either park on Wilson Blvd or park above near the waterpark and walk down the trail.

This nice natural park is great to see amongst the busy area of Arlington and has lots to offer everyone!