Thinking of Spring yet? We are! Rocky Run Park in Arlington, VA is such a fun park to visit! This park recently had a new makeover in 2014 (phase 1) and has something for everyone to enjoy! Part of Phase 2 is renovation of the restrooms, so there currently are not any restrooms at this park. This park is located in the Clarendon area of Arlington. Included at this park are basketball courts, covered pavilion, climbing wall, modern style playground equipment, rope pyramid, sand area, swings, a large tube slide and so much more!
Address: 1109 N Barton St, Arlington, VA 22201
There is one area of the park geared towards 5-12 year old with lots of climbing equipment and another area for 0-5 year olds. The middle of the climbing equipment looks like a spider web. It connects to a larger play structure, which includes ropes to climb, a climbing wall, and a curving tube slide. This area also includes two rope-like tire swings and an orange piece of circular equipment. The orange equipment is round shaped and is made for kids to grab a hold of it and spin around in circles.
The playground geared towards 0-5 year olds is where we spent most of our time! This section was awesome and unlike any other park I have been to before. There are benches all around for the adults to sit at. I would say this is more of a modern style play ground. There was a rubbery hop scotch, sand pit, lots of little cars on springs on the “rubbery road”, as well as a little cute market set up to be on the side of the “rubber road”.
Also included at the 0-5 year old playground is a smaller playground structure as well as 4 infant swings. My little ones couldn’t get over all the choices of equipment to play on. Of course it was one of the nicer days, so it was pretty crowded.
In addition to all the exciting playgrounds, Rocky Run Park also has a pavilion, a cemented area leading to the lower part of this park, which includes two basketball courts and a lighted turf field. Although we didn’t bring any, I saw a bunch of kids riding their bikes down the sidewalk to the fields.
This, in my opinion, is a must visit park. If you don’t live in Arlington, pack a picnic lunch and check this park out! You won’t be disappointed!