A few months ago we checked out Mason District Park in Annandale, VA. This Fairfax County park has a large array of activities for everyone including amphitheater, turf and grass soccer field, lit basketball court, lit tennis courts, baseball fields, paved walking/hiking trails, playground, and concessions stand.
Direction: 6621 Columbia Pk., Annandale, VA 22003
Mason District Park has a nice play area which includes large piece of play equipment, rock climbing apparatus and both regular and toddler swings. Clean indoor restrooms are available by the baseball field and concession stands. We were at the park in the afternoon and there was a little bit of shade around the equipment. There are plenty of park benches and picnic tables in the shade near the play area. A pond is located adjacent to the tot lot with a fenced in platform for the kids to watch the turtles and frogs.
If you want complete shaded play equipment there is a small piece of equipment betweeen the baseball field and basketball courts.
Mason District Park has a lot of natural area in addition to the sports fields and other venues at the park. The boys and I enjoyed walking the paved trails through the wooded areas and during the summer months there is a ton of shade from the trees. The amphitheater during the summer months puts on Arts in the Park, a children’s show on Saturday mornings.
The Mason District Park has a lot of different activities for everyone. If you live in Annandale, Fairfax County or you just want to try something new I recommend this park.