Whether you are on the look out for a playground, walking trail, basketball courts or tennis courts, this park has all the features you are looking for. Located right across the street from JEB Stuart High School, at this park you will find a nice sized playground with a few slides, climbing equipment, “monkey” bars and on each side of the equipment you will find the fun, “old fashion” game to play telephone. My boys loved hearing each other scream at each other. A set of two infant swings are located right next to the playground as well. Since we visited right around the time school let out, we were able to see a group of kids play basketball and practice tennis. There was a nice little section of picnic tables with a grill as well. Parking is located on the street (by the school). There was a nice little trail leading you up to the play equipment, making it far enough away from the street and the school. This park is surrounded by trees and has plenty of opportunities for shade.
If you are located in Falls Church and near this park, I recommend stopping by to see all the amenities this park has to offer.
**Please note, if you do stop by during the school year and around the time of dismissal, there may be students hanging out while they wait for their rides or after school activities. **
Olney Park in Falls Church, VA is an 18-acre park with tennis courts, baseball fields, basketball court, reservable picnic pavilion, playground and a few small hiking trails. This was another park my hubby and the boys reviewed a couple weeks ago. My hubby wrote extensive notes about the park including that the boys really liked the park.
The playground area includes one large piece of play equipment in good shape and both types of swings. There isn’t much shade around the play area but indoor restrooms are available at the picnic pavilion. The picnic pavilion is quite large and you can reserve the pavilion for gatherings through the county. There are a few small hiking trails around the edges of the park and a few geocaches for you to find.
Olney Park is mostly a sports park but it does have a nice playground area with restrooms! If you live in the Pimmit Hills area of Falls Church you should check out this park.
Roundtree Park is a 73-acre park located in Falls Church, VA. It has many different athletic fields and courts along with hiking trails and playground. There are tennis courts, basketball courts, multi-use field, baseball and softball fields. This park also had several different geo-caches that can be found.
The playground area had some shade over the play area. Indoor restrooms are available by the tennis courts and picnic pavilion. There were no swings at this park but there are hiking trails. The hubby and the kids didn’t hike around since it was a little mushy from the rain. We’ll just have to head back to check out the trails next time we’re in West Falls Church.
This was one of the parks my hubby reviewed for me and he felt the park was a nice play to take the family. It was also very popular as the play area and tennis courts were packed. Picnic Pavilions are available for rental through Fairfax County with restrooms attached to the larger pavilion. If you live in the West Falls Church area check out Roundtree Park!
Lillian Carey Park is a 13-acre park in the Bailey’s Crossroads area of Falls Church, VA. To access the playground area you’ll need to park in the Baileys Community Center parking lot near the tennis courts. Access to the playground area can also be gained from a set of stairs from the condo community, Steppes of Barcroft. The park includes 2 tennis courts, hiking trails, playground, and picnic shelter.
The playground is in complete shade during the summer months. The one large piece of play equipment was in good shape as were the swings. Picnic tables, benches and picnic shelter are available to take a quick break or have a picnic lunch. Restrooms are available inside the Bailey’s Community Center.
Lillian Carey Park also has some hiking trails. I was able to take the kiddos out onto them from the park area and I noticed locals used them to get up to the playground. The trails are truly natural trails and wouldn’t be able to handle a stroller. There were a few geocaches hidden in the wooded areas off the trails as well. If you live in the Bailey’s Crossroads area of Falls Church you should check out the Community Center and Lillian Carey Park.
The City of Falls Church has some really nice parks and Cherry Hill Park is no exception. When we visited the park it was just a week after the horrible Derecho came through and wreaked havoc on the Northern Virginia area. The park has big beautiful older trees and a few of them were lost in the storm. The Falls Church City Community Center is also located in the same parking lot as the park.
The Cherry Hill Park gets it’s name from the old farm land it sits on. In the 70’s as a bicentennial project the City of Falls Church decided to restore the Cherry Hill Farm with the help of the Friends of Cherry Hill Foundation. The Cherry Hill Farmhouse and Barn were restored and to this day the farmhouse is used for educational purposes and furnishings are purchased and maintained.
The park also includes a playground, large grassy area, lighted tennis and basketball courts, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, picnic pavilion and plenty of picnic tables and benches. The playground includes large and small pieces of equipment, both types of swings and small playhouse. The park has plenty of shade and restrooms are located in the Farmhouse and Community Center. To be close to the playground, street parking along Park Ave is available but for more parking just pull in by the Community Center and walk across the grassy area.
We love this park and plan to go back in the future. If you live in the City of Falls Church I suggest you check out this great park!
This week when the weather wasn’t too chilly we went out to Tysons Pimmit Park in Falls Church, VA! The park is situated next to the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. There are two ways to enter the park either through the library parking lot or through the Pimmit residential side of the park.
The 6-acre park in Fairfax County has a large grassy area, two basketball courts, and two large pieces of play equipment with a picnic pavilion. The equipment was in good shape when we were there. There is no shade over the equipment but the picnic pavilion is in the center of both pieces of equipment if the kids need to get out of the sun. Restrooms are located in the library but they are a pretty good walk from the equipment.
This was a nice park and if you live near the neighborhood of Pimmit Hills which lies between Route 495, 66 and 267 (Toll Road) you should check it out.