A couple weeks ago we were out in Purcellville visiting some friends and we decided to hit up Loudoun Valley Community Center & Park. The facility sits not too far from Main Street & Rt 7 Business in Purcellville on the site of the old Purcellville Elementary School. The recently renovated Community Center has a Licensed preschool program and fitness facility. Outside you’ll find a large playground area, fenced in playground area, picnic pavilion, basketball court and softball field.
The playground consists of a large piece of play equipment and both types of swings. The fenced in playground area wasn’t available to us since the preschool was in session. But it looked like it had some nice smaller equipment for the little ones. Restrooms are available inside the community center and also a portable restroom by the softball field.
This is a very nice park and facility. If you live in the Purcellville area this is great site to take the kids!
On our way to Maryland the other day we stopped by the Lucketts Community Center off of Route 15 and Lucketts Road in Leesburg, VA. The Community Center is currently being renovated but the large fenced in playground and rental pavilion is still accessible from the parking lot. The Lucketts Community Park is located off of Route 15 and includes lit soccer field, softball field, and walking/biking nature trails.
The fenced in playground consists of two large pieces of play equipment and both types of swings. In the morning hours there isn’t much shade but as the sun moves the large trees behind the equipment give it great shade. Currently a portion of the parking lot is closed off for renovations on the old school house but ther are some spots available to park. A porta potty is available by the entrance and was clean when we visited.
The kids had a great time at the park but we ran out of time and weren’t able to check out the nature trails by the sports fields. Guess we’ll just have to check it out again! Lucketts is a great little town with one traffic light and several antique stores. While you’re out there you should check out Temple Hall Farm off of Route 15 too!
Yesterday we were shopping in Leesburg and stumbled across Douglass Community Park. This great fenced in park is located off E. Market Street behind the Douglass Community Center. The W & OD Trail runs by the paved trail to the community center and is another great way to get to the park.
The Loudoun County playground has two large pieces of play equipment, one small piece of equipment, a small rock wall, and two sets of swings. The equipment was in great condition with a few of the pieces being brand new. With the leaves on the trees the park has lots of shade including the picnic shelter near the playground. Restrooms are available inside the playground and according to a Dad at the park they have a porta potty near the park from April to October.
This is a great community park in Old Town Leesburg with lots of things for the kids to do!
The tot drop-in is open on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The drop in is for children 5 and under and free. The cost for adults is $2.50 and you can also purchase a Drop-In activities Card so you won’t have to worry about bringing cash with you. If the mornings aren’t good for you they do offer an afternoon Tot-Drop In on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.
My kids always have a great time going especially when their friends join us! It’s a clean and safe environment for both kids and parents. This is just the start of the indoor reviews I will be doing over the winter months. If you have any favorite places feel free to share and I will go and review each venue.
We are frequent visitors of the Claude Moore Community Center in Sterling, VA! Claude Moore Community Center offers a gym, basketball courts, elevated jogging track, drop-in child care, rock wall, classes, indoor competitive lap pool, and leisure pool. During the winter time they open the indoor basketball courts to little ones and give them balls to run around the gym and play.
They have an awesome zero entry pool with a jungle gym in the middle of the pool for the younger kids. Claude Moore also offers an indoor three story water slide, lazy river and whirlpool. This facility has similiar features as Cub Run RECenter in Chantilly and the Freedom Fitness and Aquatic Center in Manassas.
The pool is fully staffed with trained lifeguards and swim instructors if you choose to join a swim class. The pools also offer life vests for the kids to rent if needed. Locker Rooms are available including a family locker room with showers. A fee schedule is posted on their website with certain packages available based on your needs.
My kids love this pool and I know when I take them here they are safe and the locker rooms are clean.
Last week we visited Sterling Community Center Park in Sterling, VA. This Loudoun County park has lots of shade and is even fenced in right next to the Sterling Library. It is also placed right next door to a firehouse and the kids can see the firetrucks coming and going at any part of the day.
A large shaded pavilion is also located inside the fence for a picnic lunch or snack. Besides the equipment pictured above. They have a ramp system with lots of slides and games for the kids to play. There no swings but they do have a small rock wall for the kids to climb on. If the kids get tired of the playground they can always go and hit up the library for story times when they are scheduled. There are no outdoor restrooms but you can always use the library restroom.
This is a nice park in the older part of Sterling but one that we will hit up especially on the hot days!
Yesterday we checked out Ida Lee Park in Leesburg, VA for the first time. This Western Loudoun County park is very nice. It includes a community garden share, water park, tennis courts, basketball courts, walking trails, library, recreation center and two playgrounds. Since we were coming from Potomac Falls we had a nice drive through the historic section of Leesburg to arrive at the park.
When we went it was in the afternoon hours and the playground was in complete shade. There was plenty of benches and picnic tables to sit and watch the kids play. Also a small shaded pavillion was available for groups or parties. A porta potty was available next to the park but the library is very close if you want a clean indoor restroom. The play equipment was in great shape and the kids had a blast.
We are definitely going to come back and play at this park again! The kids had a great time and the park was nice and clean.