Tysons Woods Park in Vienna, VA!

Tysons Woods Park in Vienna, VA!

Tysons Woods Park in Vienna, VA is a nice park that has all sorts of different play equipment for all ages. There is also a few picnic tables in the wooded area to have a nice picnic lunch or snack. A short paved trail runs through the park to get to the other neighborhoods and also to the W&OD Trail. If you click on the google map address below you can see where the walking paths meet up with the W&OD Trail.

Address: 8425 Overlook St., Vienna, VA 22182

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The playground area has preschool-age equipment with toddler swings surrounded by a fence but no gate. Then there is a large piece of school-age equipment and a couple regular swings. There are a couple neat climbing apparatuses as well. Just down the path you’ll find lots of shade under the canopy of the trees and several picnic tables. There is plenty of shade around and over the play equipment but no restrooms at this park.

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This is a very neat park that has a lot of play equipment for all ages. The shade is an extra bonus as sometimes the Northern Virginia can get quite hot. If you live in Vienna and are looking for a new park, check out Tysons Woods Park!

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!

Peterson Lane Park in Vienna, VA!

Peterson Lane Park in Vienna, VA!

Yesterday the kids and I stumbled across Peterson Lane Park in Vienna, VA! This 5.45-acre Fairfax County park is situated between a neighborhood of great older and custom single family homes in the Town of Vienna.

Address: 575 Malcolm Rd. NW, Oakton, VA 22180

From the parking lot off of Malcolm Road you can barely see the playground equipment in the distance. Just follow the pathways that take you passed the freshly asphalted basketball court and you’ll find the playground equipment. As we walked to the playground yesterday we were greeted by these two cute little fawns having a snack by the basketball court.

The playground equipment is in great shape and offered the kids lots to climb on including a toddler and regular swing set. The playground was mostly in the sun during the morning but there are tons of trees for the kids to escape the heat. There are no restrooms available but plenty of benches to take a break on.

If the kids get tired of playing on the equipment you can head out onto the paved trails that run through the park and around the neighboring areas. There is plenty of shade and wildlife for them to check out.

If you get hungry or need to get a little shopping done the Town of Vienna and Chainbridge Road are just a short drive away. This was a very cute neighborhood park and if you live in the area you should 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.

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Northside Park in Vienna, VA!

Northside Park in Vienna, VA!

While we were in Vienna,VA we checked out Northside Park. It is a 26-acre undeveloped park with unpaved hiking and walking trails throughout. This Fairfax County park is located just off of the W&OD Trail tucked next to a nice older neighborhood.

Address: Northside Park, Vienna, VA 22180

This park is a great location to take the kids hiking/ walking through the nature trails. Also if you enjoy geo-caching then this is the perfect place for you. Northside Park is a nice natural park found in the middle of Vienna. The family and I will definitely return here to check out all the trails.

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…..