As mentioned above, this park is located right off of Prince William Parkway. There is a small parking lot as you turn off of William County Parkway. Behind the parking lot is a small walking path facing into the woods that takes you to a local Prince William County neighborhood in Woodbridge. The major attraction to this neighborhood park are the baseball fields.
Hammill Park is located in Woodbridge, VA and managed by Prince William County Authority. This park is accessible off of Carter Lane. There is a walking trail off of Hylton Ave, across a little bridge to the tot lot, swings, picnic pavilion with grills, as well as one of Prince William Counties Community Pools.
Near the playground area are four swings (two infant and two normal), a covered picnic area with a grill and a community pool. We didn’t take any pictures of the picnic area as there were two groups there enjoying lunch. The playground was an older play area, but our boys still had fun. The playground equipment had three slides, tic-tac-toe, a tunnel to crawl through and some climbing equipment.
**Please Note: The pool is closed for the season**
This pool has fun water slides for the kids for all the kids to enjoy, as well as plenty of shaded options.The pool is open middle of June- middle of August.
This is a nice park for Prince William County residents, especially during the summer months when you are able to utilize the community pool. If you live in the Hylton neighborhood, check this park out.
Last week we spent some time visiting parks in Woodbridge, VA. Howison Homestead Park is managed by Prince William County Park Authority. This park was a lot of fun and my boys especially loved the train themed playground equipment.
Address: 14716 Minnieville Road, Woodbridge, VA
Howison Homestead Park has three soccer fields, two picnic pavilions, concession stands with restrooms, a train themed playground, as well as another playground, a digger and a see-saw. The train themed playground is surrounded by a sand like floor and is built like a train, has a sliding board, steering wheel instead and a tunnel to crawl through. In the area of the train playground there is also a small digger that you can maneuver on your own to pick up and discard sand. My boys really enjoyed making “sand” piles, while the other crashed them. The other playground has mulch on the ground. This play area has a few climbing areas, a large slide and a regular slide. This area also has the see-saw. There are two benches and a nice little sitting area that overlooks both play grounds.
Just past the playground is one of the park pavilions with two picnic tables. The other pavilion is just behind the concession stands and bathrooms. There are also three different soccer fields that have different leagues throughout the year.
Marumsco Acre Lake Park in Prince William County includes a lake, basketball court, picnic pavilion and playground area. The lake has a small platform area where you can walk out on and fish from. You can also fish from the shore line. There is a small parking lot that you can park in so you don’t have to park in the neighborhood.
The playground has a newer piece of play equipment that would be great for preschool and school-aged children. Both regular and toddler swings are available. No restrooms at this park but charcoal grills and two (2) picnic pavilions are available right next to the water.
This is a very cute park in the Woodbridge area. One of the bonuses is that it’s located right next to the train tracks. Don’t worry there is a fence separating the park from the tracks. The kids can hear and see the train through the trees. The train is more visible when the leaves are off of the trees though….:)
Harry W. Dawson park is located right off of Hillendale Drive. Although there is not a parking lot, there is plenty of street parking and a paved walking trail that leads you to the playground, swings, cover picnic table and other walking trails. The playground equipment has a few climbing ladders, a slide and a tunnel. Also at the playground area is a swiveling seat, a rocking horse, an infant swing as well as a regular swing and two benches.
There is a covered area with two picnic tables and trash receptacles. To the left of the picnic area are where you can take the walking trails that lead you to the local neighborhoods.
If you are in the neighborhood, this is a nice park to stop, visit and enjoy the shade!
Oakenshaw Park in Manassas, VA is located in the Oakenshaw neighborhood off of Signal Hill Road in the City of Manassas. The park we visited offers a basketball court and playground area off a paved walking trail. It’s actually a two part park with a t-ball field and another basketball court located in another part of the neighborhood.
The playground are has two large pieces of play equipment with some neat slides and a couple different climbing areas. Both types of swings are available. Sadly no restrooms at the park but public restrooms are nearby in the shopping centers.
I was pleasantly surprised when we pulled up to this neighborhood park and found several nice pieces of play equipment. The kids didn’t want to leave because of the different features on the equipment that you don’t see at every park. If you live in the City of Manassas around the Oakenshaw Neighborhood, check out this nice park!
A couple weeks ago we headed out to the City of Manassas to visit a few parks. Our first stop was Stonewall Park. The park offers a large playground and small playground. There is also a cover picnic pavilion and grills that can be reserved. The Stonewall Park Pool is open on Memorial Day Weekend until Labor Day Weekend. Fees for the pool can be found HERE. Lighted Tennis Courts, Basketball court, Football/Soccer Field and 0.9 fitness trail is also part of this park. Best part is the indoor restrooms that are available from May-October.
The parks larger playground is located near the entrance by the picnic pavilion. It has two pieces of equipment with lots of different elements. Both types of swings and a climbing wall. Plenty of shade over this park and when we were there the leaves hadn’t come in yet.
The smaller playground by the pool and athletic field has a small piece of equipment, ride on equipment, both types of swings and an interesting climbing structure. The kids had a fun time at this park. It was clean and the equipment was in great shape. If you live in the City of Manassas and are looking for a nice park this one is for you.
City of Manassas sometimes get a bad rap but when it comes to their parks they go all out. The other day we were out in Manassas and visited Byrd Park. Byrd Park has large and small play areas with swings for all ages. There are also 2 softball fields and full court basketball courts. The neatest part of the park is the fenced in roller hockey area. One side of the court has many different colored basketball hoops for all different ages and heights to play. Restrooms are indoor and are open seasonally, May-October.
The playground area offers two different sizes of equipment for the younger and older crowds all in great shape. Both types of swings are available but in different parts of the park. You can see each playground clearly but if you had a younger child and an older child who wanted to play on the other equipment it would be good distance from each other. In the older kids area there is a great sea serpent for them to climb on and other motor developmental type climbing equipment.
The park also has a small picnic pavilion with grills that you can reserve by calling the City of Manassas. The Roller Hockey Area is fenced in and also has one section dedicated to what they call bankshot basketball. My boys just happen to bring a soccer ball so they shot around and played with the fun size basketball hoops.
The boys had a great time at this park and asked to go back to play basketball! If you live in the City of Manassas or you just want to find a nice park in the Manassas area, check out Byrd Park!
Locust Shade Park in Triangle, VA has many different activities for everyone. The park has many picnic pavilions, 8-acre fishing lake, several tot lots, walking/hiking trails, sand volleyball court, Jean C. Smith amphitheater, batting cages, driving range and mini golf. When we were at the park over a weekend every single pavilion was reserved for a birthday or graduation event. For information on pavilion rental click here.
When we were at the park we were mostly interested in the lake and hiking trails but the boys of course wanted to hit up all the tot lots in the park. Almost every area had indoor restrooms right near the playground areas and some picnic pavilion areas. The small lake has rental kayak, canoes and paddle boats. Fishing is allowed and tons of people were there fishing for dinner. The hiking trails are mostly natural but there a few groomed fitness trails. Click here for a trail map. The Jean C. Smith Amphitheatre has a great summer schedule for performances for children. For more information go to the website for dates and times.
This is a great park and has lots of activities for everyone. If you live in Prince William County you should check out Locust Shade Park for some great family fun!
Waterworks Waterpark in Woodbridge, VA sits in the Andrew Leitch Park. Last year we weren’t able to go to the waterpark due to a thunderstorm that popped up during our visit to Andrew Leitch Park. In comparison to Splash Down Waterpark located in Manassas, Waterworks is smaller. The waterpark offers a 2-story slide, zero entry pool, leap pads, and kids area. They do charge an admission fee for entrance to the park. Click the link above to get current rates. Picnic Pavilions are available for rental both inside and outside the waterpark. For more information and rates click here.
*****(If you put in Dale City versus Woodbridge for the City it will send you to another spot along Dale Blvd)*****
The boys had a great time at the park. Sadly the kids area wasn’t open due to mechanical problems but the my kiddos were able to play in zero entry beach area. The kids area looked like a lot of fun and I was able to take pictures of the area even though it wasn’t working. The boys weren’t quite tall enough to play on the water lily pads and 2-story waterslide since the requirement is 48″ tall. Remember you cannot bring food and drinks into the park but they do offer a snack bar if the kids get hungry. We brought our lunch so we just got our hand stamped and headed to one of the picnic benches outside the waterpark.
There are pavilions you can sit under to get out of the sun along with plenty of cabana chairs around the area. The only small downside to this park is if you have an older child (48″+) who wants to go in the bigger area and you have a munchkin who wants to stay in the kid area. There is a pretty good distance between the two and you wouldn’t be able to appease both kids without losing sight of one child. That being said my kids a great time. Even though they couldn’t do everything it was much better than our community pool and a change of pace.
***PICNIC PAVILION RENTAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE****