This past week we utilized the warm weather and explored through a few parks in Alexandria. We accidentally came across this park…and were very pleased we did!! Potomac Yard Park is an excellent, recently developed park on over 20+acres in the currently developing Potomac Yard neighborhood.
Address: 2501 Potomac Avenue, Alexandria, VA
Potomac Yard park has it all and the playground reminded me of the very popular, Clemyjontri Park. Although all the parking is on the street, there was ample parking spots and free parking. The park is set up a little different than a typical park and goes down a straight path for quite a while. Behind the park are railroad tracks and during our visit 13, yes THIRTEEN trains went by. My boys LOVED watching the “choo choo’s”. At the beginning of the park, you will find tennis courts, basketball courts and a sitting area to watch the trains and read a little history. As you walk down the path, you will come across two, gated in playgrounds. One is for 5 and older and the other one is for 5 and under. In between each playground is an interactive fountain area with picnic tables and benches. The playgrounds were different and a lot of fun! The 5 and under playground had a train themed maze, a large piece of equipment for the kids to run around on. Included in the gated area were kid style hammocks and swings. The 5+ gated in playground has another piece of equipment for the kids to run around on. In addition there is a balance beam, zip line, spinning chairs, hammocks, swings and a climbing wall. Unfortunately there are no restrooms, as of right now at this park; however this is the Potomac Yard Center just. 4 miles away.
This park is a definite must see! After our visit at this park we just hopped into the park and drove to the marina at Old Town as it was only 2 miles down the road. Pack a picnic lunch and have