Recently we traveled to Borge Street Park located in Oakton, VA! This was a nice park that was semi fenced in and included a few sets of playground equipment, swings, basketball court and a walking trail.
Located at the intersection of 123 and Jermantown Road, this park has a small parking lot and street parking. This park is semi gated in. Although there is no shade in the playground area of the park, there is plenty of shade in the picnic area, as well as a large open area for the kids to run around and play.
There is a bigger set of playground equipment that includes two slides and climbing equipment. There is also a separate structure of monkey bars. The younger ones can enjoy play time at this park as well, as there is a smaller set of equipment, that includes a steering wheel and a small slide.
If you live in Oakton, this is a nicely sized park with lots to do! Check it out!
Oakborough Square Park is located behind the Oakborough Square Townhome development in Oakton, VA! There are a couple different ways into the Fairfax County park. You can either enter at the back of the townhome complex or drive down Wilson Ave till you reach the end of the cul de sac. In the cul de sac there is a path right next to a single family home to gain access to the park. To reach the play equipment easily go through the townhome complex but parking is limited to townhome owners. There are a few visitor spots near the path to the park though.
The park is 7-acres of natural space with dirt/gravel hiking trails and a small play area. The play area consists of preschool age equipment and swings. The park doesn’t offer restrooms but you are close to Hunter Mill Plaza where you could use a public restroom. The kids and I had a great time hiking the small amount of trails. There were a few downed trees across the path when we were here a month ago. The hiking trails would be a tough go for strollers and wagons so a backpack is the way to go with the little ones.
This is a cute natural park perfect for the little ones when the weather is nice. The surrounding neighborhoods have an easy walk to this natural park.
Snow is fun with the kids and always beautiful to look at but I’m more of a warm weather person. So here is a new park review for Ashlawn Park in Oakton, VA to remind you of warmer days. Ashlawn Park on the Fairfax County Parks and Rec website states that it has a basketball court, tennis courts, hiking trails and tot lot. The park has yet to be completed but I have attached the Master Plan the county has on file. Right now the park only has walking/hiking/equestrian/biking trails and a large open space area with lots of grass. There are three different ways to access the park.
Address: 10230 Dunfries Rd., Oakton, VA 22181 (Park in a neighborhood cul de sac and walk down a pipe stem to reach the entrance)
Hickory Hollow Lane, Oakton, VA 22181 (Park in the cul de sac and walk down a gravel road to the walking path to enter the park)
Nadine Drive, Oakton, VA 22181 (Park at the end of road, here you’ll find the paved trail into the park)
Even though the park didn’t have play equipment the boys had a great time hitting the trails. A creek runs through the area and by the looks of the surrounding area parts of the park flood pretty easily. While we were going through the trails the boys were excited to see a doe and fawn trotting through the forest. The park offers plenty of shade even during the winter months. Sadly no restrooms at his park but we had a great time hiking the trails and tossing rocks into the creek.
Even if the county never gets around to adding the tot lot and different sports courts this is still a nice natural park. If you live in the Oak Knob, Hidden Estates, and Ashlawn neighborhoods this is great natural park typical to the Oakton/Vienna Area.
I really would like to get my hands on the Fairfax County park website and give it more detail as to where the playgrounds are located. In the case of Clarke’s Landing Park, the playground entrance is located inside the Clarke’s Landing neighborhood in Oakton, VA. The park is mostly natural space but there is a small playground with swings.
This was a nice shaded playground area with a large piece of play equipment, a balance board for the kids to stand on and both types of swings. The only downside was the foul language written on the equipment but if you’re kids can’t read you’ll be in good shape….:) There is no restrooms but the park is completely in the shade of the wooded area around the playground area. We didn’t hit the hiking trails that are located in the park but I did see a couple people walking through. The trails are not meant for strollers or wagons and even if you have a backpack it might be a tough going.
The boys had a great time at the park and if you live in the Clarke’s Landing Subdivision it would be a nice walk to the playground. If you live in the Oakton Area this is a nice area park to take the kids too.