Meadow Lane Park in Vienna, VA!

Meadow Lane Park in Vienna, VA!

Meadow Lane Park in Vienna is a wonderful park in the Town of Vienna. The park includes a basketball court, tennis courts, softball field, picnic shelter, and playground. The park also includes dozens of donated ride on toys, buckets and shovels in the playground area.

Address: 400 Courthouse Rd., SW, Vienna, VA, 22180

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The mostly fenced-in playground includes two different pieces of equipment, both types of swings, merry-go-round, and sandbox. There is plenty of shade in the playground area no matter what time of day. A picnic pavilion is available along with other picnic tables and benches. The pavilion is also available for reservation through the Town of Vienna Parks department. Right next to the playground area and pavilion are indoor restrooms.

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One of the features of the park that I love is the “Little Free Library”. In order to participate you “Take A Book” and then “Return A Book”. It’s based on an honor system and it was a nice spot to donate a few books to the library.

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If you live in Vienna or in Fairfax County this is nice spot to have a picnic lunch and let the kids play!

Wolf Trails Park in Vienna, VA!

Wolf Trails Park in Vienna, VA!

Vienna, VA has some very nice parks and Wolf Trails Park is another great park in Vienna. This 11-acre park has two lit tennis courts, basketball court, soccer field, walking/hiking trails, and two age appropriate play areas. We didn’t get to do much on the trails since it had just rained but I did notice a ton of neighbors walking their pets along the paved and dirt trails.

Address:  9328 Old Courthouse Rd., Vienna, VA 22182

The park has two different play areas both with partial shade. One of the play areas is fenced in and is for the younger crowd including toddler swings. The older play area is not fenced in and has regular swings. The play areas are close to each other so you don’t have to worry about not having eyes on the older kids as the younger ones play. There was a porta potty in the parking lot and it was clean when we were there.

This was a fantastic park and if you live in or near Vienna I would check out this park. The Fairfax County park is a great mix of natural space with sport activities.

Nottoway Park in Vienna, VA!

Nottoway Park in Vienna, VA!

Last week we checked out Nottoway Park in Vienna, VA. Tucked back amongst a lovely neighborhood of single family homes on Courthouse Road in Fairfax County this 84 acre park has plenty for everyone.

Address: 9537 Courthouse Road, Vienna, VA

The Hunter House sits on the Nottoway Park property named after it’s original owner. This original farmhouse as been renovated over the years and was purchased by the Park Authority in 1972. It now can be rented to accommodate social and corporate events.

Besides the Hunter House the park has many different recreational courts and fields including tennis, basketball, volleyball courts and baseball fields. Different walking, biking and hiking trails run throughout the park as well. A small playground is located in a shady part of the park and sits near the public restrooms. The equipment is small but does include a set of swings with both toddler and child swings.

This very large park has a lot to offer Oakton and Vienna. If you enjoy organized sports there are plenty of different options to choose from at Nottoway. If you live in the area you should stop by and check it out!

Dunn Loring Park in Dunn Loring, VA!

Dunn Loring Park in Dunn Loring, VA!

Dunn Loring Park in Vienna, VA is located off of Gallows Road in Fairfax County. It is within walking distance of the W&OD; Trail and the Merrifield/Dunn Loring Metro Stop.

Address: Dunn Loring Park, Dunn Loring, VA 22027

The park is completely in the shade of an older grove of trees. The equipment was newer and included a swing set for both older and younger kids. A porta potty is available in the parking lot from May to October and it was in pretty decent shape when we went to the park. A small picnic shelter is also available at the park and available for rental. The park does include tennis courts and a full size basketball court. Also there is small set of walking paths around the park.

Fun neighborhood park in Vienna!

Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre in the Woods in Vienna, VA!

Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre in the Woods in Vienna, VA!

Today we checked out Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre in the Woods. Wolf Trap National Park is the only national park dedicated to presenting the performing arts. The park has multiple amphitheatres including the Children’s Theatre in the Woods with performances from May-September. Wolf Trap National Park is located in the suburbs of Vienna, VA in Fairfax County.

Address: 1551 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182

The Children’s Theatre is located in the woods and seating is general admission. Parking is available at the entrance of the Filene Center. You walk up a small hill and down to the ticket kiosk. Tickets can be purchased either online or at the ticket kiosk. Restrooms are available outside the theatre near the ticket kiosk. Food is not allowed inside the theatre but they have many benches around to have a snack or lunch. In between shows people would walk out and grab a snack then return to watch the second show. I’m surpised at the lack of bugs in the venue even though we were sitting in the middle of the woods.

We were lucky enough to be in the third row from the stage but there really wasn’t a bad seat in the house. Strollers are allowed up to the entrance of the theatre and then parked near a fence. The shows were aimed more towards the Kindergarten level but my little boys loved the show.

We’ll be headed back to Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts!

Glyndon Park in Vienna, VA!

Glyndon Park in Vienna, VA!

This week we checked out Glyndon Park in the town of Vienna, VA! Vienna has a hometown feel and the older surrounding neighborhoods are filled with beautiful custom homes.

Address: Glyndon St., SE, Vienna, VA 22180

The cute little park is surrounded by huge older trees with plenty of shade. The 11-acre park has a baseball field, basketball court and two lighted tennis courts. Along with a very nice playground and walking trails a picnic pavillion is available. Restrooms are available at the park.
This is very nice park in a great area. We will definitely will be visiting this park in the future!
Next Stop Northside Park in Vienna, VA!

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA!

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA!

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is located in Vienna, Virginia. Tucked back in a neighborhood off of Beulah Road, this park is a great place to take the kids or just to take a leisurely stroll. The visitor center is set up to offer education on conservation and plant diversity. The park has two ponds filled with koi fish and no shortage of turtles. If you are a bird lover there are plenty of different species flying around.

The main walking paths are perfect for strollers and wagons. Around the perimeter of the park are wooded hiking/equestrian trails.  A small kids area offers a sandbox and a fun sitting area under a trestle. This area is conveniently located right next a pond so the kids can see turtles and large bull frogs.

We are definitely coming to this Fairfax County park again. The kids loved walking around looking at all the wildlife and pretty flowers. There was plenty of shade either on the paved trials or back on the hiking/equestrain trails. A picnic area is located outside the park near the parking lot since food is prohibited inside the park.

Check out my next write up on Ashburn Park…..