Lillian Carey Park is a 13-acre park in the Bailey’s Crossroads area of Falls Church, VA. To access the playground area you’ll need to park in the Baileys Community Center parking lot near the tennis courts. Access to the playground area can also be gained from a set of stairs from the condo community, Steppes of Barcroft. The park includes 2 tennis courts, hiking trails, playground, and picnic shelter.
The playground is in complete shade during the summer months. The one large piece of play equipment was in good shape as were the swings. Picnic tables, benches and picnic shelter are available to take a quick break or have a picnic lunch. Restrooms are available inside the Bailey’s Community Center.
Lillian Carey Park also has some hiking trails. I was able to take the kiddos out onto them from the park area and I noticed locals used them to get up to the playground. The trails are truly natural trails and wouldn’t be able to handle a stroller. There were a few geocaches hidden in the wooded areas off the trails as well. If you live in the Bailey’s Crossroads area of Falls Church you should check out the Community Center and Lillian Carey Park.