Temporary Road Recreation Area in Reston, VA!

Temporary Road Recreation Area in Reston, VA!

Temporary Road Recreation Area is located in the Lake Anne quarter of the Reston Association.  This park had a nice serene atmosphere to it.  There is a big open yard where our boys kicked a ball to each other while I sat and enjoyed the calmness of the park.

Address: N. Shore Drive, Reston, VA 

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There are two ways to enter this park; if you are on the trail, you can enter it that way near the swings or if  traveling by car, the park is located of North Shore Drive.  This park is extremely shaded with lots of trees.  All the leaves are starting to fall and it truly is a perfect Autumn setting.  The picnic pavilion is beautiful and has lots of space and a grill. If you are looking to rent, click here.

There is a large, open area that is great for kids.  To the right of the pavilion is a nice little bistro stone table with two stone stools.  Swings are also included at this park; there is one infant swing and one normal swing to enjoy.

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If you are located in the Lake Anne quarter, hop on the trail and check out this recreation area!

Soapstone North Recreational Area in Reston, VA!

Soapstone North Recreational Area in Reston, VA!

Part of the Hunter Woods/Dogwood district, Soapstone North Recreational Area is located off of the trails in Reston, VA and off of Soapstone Road.  Located right behind Kindercare.

Address: 2300 Soapstone Drive, Reston, VA  20191

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As mentioned above, this park is located right off of the trails in Reston.  This park is a very nice shaded area.  There is a small playground area with four slides and four swings (two infant and two regular).  There is also a picnic table and a bench.  The ground of the playground area has mulch and the playground is a good distance away from Soapstone Road, so you don’t have to worry about a busy road.  There is a parking lot as well.

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 If you are in walking distance to Hunter Woods/Dogwood parks, hop on the trail and enjoy a nice nature walk and picnic lunch.

Golf Course Island Rec Area in Reston, VA!

Golf Course Island Rec Area in Reston, VA!

Golf Course Island Rec Area is another nice park that is part of Reston Association. The Reston Association has dozens and dozens of different types of parks throughout the four districts for residents to use. GCI (Golf Course Island) is located in District 2, Lake Anne/Tall Oaks.

Address: 11301 Links Drive, Reston, VA 20190

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The park has one (1) basketball court, a large piece of play equipment, small fenced-in preschool age equipment, swings and picnic pavilion. There is a restroom when the pool club is open but it is strictly for residents only. The equipment was all in great shape with partial shade available over small equipment and picnic pavilion. There are both types of swings available (regular and toddler). The larger piece of play equipment has got some great slides for the older kids. The basketball court was also in great shape and looked recently resurfaced. You can park along the street or in the small parking lot but I would advice you park along the street so you aren’t in the way of the residence heading to the pool.

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Great little community park that is part of the Reston Association. If you live in the Lake Anne/ Tall Oaks District or just want a new park, check out Golf Course Island Park in Reston, VA!

Colts Brook Recreation Park in Reston, VA!

Colts Brook Recreation Park in Reston, VA!

Last week we were walking on the Reston Association trails and came across Colts Brook Recreation Park in the Hunter Woods district. Colts Brook is a short walk down the trail from Polo Fields Recreation Area Park. 

Between Thunder Chase Drive and Club Pond Lane

(We parked along Club Pond Lane and walked a short distance down the trail.  If you don’t live in the neighborhood, you could also park at Polo Fields parking lot and take the trail).

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We really enjoy taking the trails in Reston and enjoy coming across some of these nice little neighborhood parks.  We got to cross a bridge on the trail and then the boys got really excited and ran to the playground equipment.  There were two slides, climbing equipment and monkey bars.  Just passed the playground equipment are four swings (two baby and two regular).  Behind the playground area is a basketball court.  Last week was a very hot and humid day.  We were pleasantly surprised by how nicely shaded this park was.  There was a picnic table with a trash can as well.

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If you live in the Polo Fields or Colts Brook neighborhood, this park is one of three parks in your neighborhood.  If you aren’t in the neighborhood, I still recommend checking these parks out!

Glade Recreation Area in Reston, VA!

Glade Recreation Area in Reston, VA!

Glade Recreation Area is part of the Hunter Woods District in the Reston Association.  Included in this park is a tot lot, restrooms, pavilion, basketball and tennis courts and a pool during the Summer months.

Address: 11550 Glade Drive, Reston, VA 

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Glade Recreation Area has a large parking lot.  There is so much to do here and you don’t have to belong to the Reston Association to enjoy some of the perks! There are tennis and basketball courts.  My boys had a ton of fun at the tot lot; it’s great for all ages. The playground itself is tucked in the furthest away from the parking lot.  There’s a little climbing wall and slide.  There is a whole back wall fence that has other play equipment such as a steering wheel and a little kids picnic area.  Two infant swings and two regular swings are included in this play area.   In addition to the little kids picnic area, there is another picnic table with a covering that will keep you shaded as well.   After we played, we took a stroll on the walking trail.  In addition, this park has restrooms, trash cans, benches and a water fountain.  If you belong to the Reston Association you can also enjoy the pool at Glade Recreation Area.

If you are in the Hunter Woods area or nearby, this is a good park to put on your visit list!

 

Autumnwood Recreation Area in Reston, VA!

Autumnwood Recreation Area in Reston, VA!

The Autumnwood Recreation Area in Reston is part of the Reston Association park system. Located by the Autumnwood pool and near one of the many paved trails that run through Reston, the park offers a large piece of play equipment and swings.

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When we visited the park last year (which seems forever and a ton of snow ago) the kids had a great time playing on the large piece of play equipment. My kids are huge fans of slides so they were in heaven with the multiple slides on the piece of equipment. Shade around the playground during the early afternoon was great. Both types of swings are located at the park but sadly no restrooms for the public. If you’re a Reston Association member and the pool is open you may be able to use their public indoor restrooms. There are picnic benches and tables to rest and enjoy a picnic lunch or snack in the shade but still be able to see the kids on the equipment. As always we hit up the small trail system around the park and the kids brought their bikes to ride along the paved trail.

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If you live near or in the North Point District of Reston, check out Autumnwood Recreation Area!

Cabots Point in Reston, VA!

Cabots Point in Reston, VA!

Cabots Point park in Reston, VA is located off of South Lakes Drive and Cabots Point Drive in the Cabots Point neighborhood.  Located in a cul-da-sac, this park is in a quiet neighborhood with lots of shade and space, making it enjoyable with my little ones.

2000 Cabots Point Drive, Reston, VA 

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If you’re looking for a more quiet park to visit, this one is a great option.  As I mentioned above, located in a cul-da-sac, this park has infant and regular swings, a nice, sturdy piece of playground equipment including two slides, a steering wheel and a climbing wall.  Fun for all ages! Although there are not picnic tables, there are a few benches and a nice, big shaded tree that is perfect for a picnic.  There is a large open play area as well where the kids can run around and play some outdoors games.  There is a walking path that connects around the neighborhood as well.  If you bring your dog, they also have a trash can and a “dog waste” station with bags for your convenience.

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If you are in the Cabot Point neighborhood and looking for a nice discreet park to visit, put this one down on your list of parks to visit! You won’t be disappointed!

**Please note:  There is not a restroom at this park location**

Triple Crown Rec Area & Steeplechase Rec Area in Reston, VA!

Triple Crown Rec Area & Steeplechase Rec Area in Reston, VA!

During one of our park crawls in Reston we headed to several Reston Association Tot Lots to check them out. I’m a big fan of the trail system both paved and unpaved in Reston. You can absolutely get lost on some of the more natural trails. In this review I’m combining two different play areas since Triple Crown Rec Area has a parking lot and picnic shelter with portable restrooms. Steeplechase Rec Area has a playground area with a bench. For visitors you can park at the Triple Crown parking lot and walk down the mulch trail across the street to get to the Steeplechase Rec Area. If you follow the trail for about 5 minutes you’ll find the Steeplechase Rec Area. This play area can only be reached by the trail system with no parking available.

Address: Steeplechase Drive & Triple Crown Rd

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The Triple Crown Rec Area has a large picnic pavilion and tables with portable restrooms, grills, parking lot and two swings. The Picnic Pavilion known as The Pony Barn can be rented through the Reston Association.

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Steeplechase Rec Area can be reached via the trail system with one of the entrances being on Triple Crown Rd. Even though it is a mulch trail, a stroller or wagon wouldn’t have too hard of a time reaching the play area. The boys enjoyed crossing the small bridge to get to the play area. The play area includes a small piece of play equipment and swings.

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If you live in the Reston area or just want to check out a new park check out these two Reston Association parks.

Polo Fields Recreation Area in Reston, VA!

Polo Fields Recreation Area in Reston, VA!

A few months ago we headed out to Reston to check out a few of the Reston Association parks. In the Polo Fields subdivision we found a nice park that included a playground area, basketball court, Tennis courts, sand volleyball court, gazebo and splash fountain. Of course when we were there they hadn’t turn the water on yet so we couldn’t test out the fountain by the gazebo. If you don’t live in the neighborhood there is a parking lot to park in near the gazebo.

Address: Thunder Chase Drive between Players Pond Ln and Club Pond Ln

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The splash fountain is just on the other side of the gazebo. A tall pole sprays water out after a button is pushed. To get to the tot lot you’ll have to head down the trail towards the basketball court. Once you reach the basketball court head to the right and you’ll see the tot lot. The tot lot includes a large piece of play equipment and both types of swings. The park doesn’t have any restrooms but the area around the play equipment has some shade.

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If you live in the Polo Fields subdivision you’re pretty luck to have all these resources maintained by the Reston Association with you’re HOA dues. If you’re not familiar with Reston Association check out there website. It’s a very large development made up of four different districts and all have wonderful hiking/walking trails that incorporate all of Reston. If you’re ever in the area check out Polo Fields Rec Area in Reston, VA!

Old Trail Tot Lot in Reston, VA!

Old Trail Tot Lot in Reston, VA!

The Old Trail Tot Lot is part of the Reston Association in Reston, VA. This small tot lot is nestled in between a few single family homes in the Hunters Woods District of Reston.

Address: Old Trail Drive, Reston, VA

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To reach the play area you have to park on the street at the trail head in between two homes. The tot lot has one large piece of play equipment and both types of swings. Even though it was a pretty cloudy day you can tell that the tot lot had a ton of shade. There no restrooms at this play area but the kids had a great time going down the big slides.

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If you live off of Glade Drive near Soapstone Drive in Reston this is the perfect tot lot just to stop by and have the kids burn off a little energy.