Last week we checked out Poplar Tree Park in Chantilly, VA. This Fairfax County Park is located off Stringfellow Road between Route 50 and Route 29. The park is located amongst older single family homes and newer planned communites including townhomes, condos, and single family homes.
Poplar Tree Park is more of a sports park complex but it does have a set of equipment for the kids to play on. The park has 4 softball/baseball fields, two turf soccer/football fields, grass soccer field and walking/hiking trails. The park does have clean restrooms and not porta potties. The playground equipment is newer. But there was plenty of shade for the equipment during the morning hours.
I probably won’t return to the park but for a local community park this one has a lot to offer local sports clubs. The fields are in great shape with lots of bleachers for spectators.
Cub Run RECreation Center & Park in Chantilly, VA is a large facility that has indoor swimming pools, fitness center, and multi purpose rooms for different types of classes offered. The REC Center also offers a Nature Program that uses the Sully Woodlands that are situated next to the tot lot and rec center.
The boys and I have checked out both the swimming pool and the tot lot at different times. The boys had a great time at the indoor leisure pool which features a small lazy river, 2-story slide and water play equipment. My boys aren’t old enough to do the large slide but it looked like a great time.
The playground area next to the Recreation Center is more for the school age crowd. It has tall slides and other motor development elements that little kids would have a hard time doing without giving you a heart attack. The hiking trail entrance is right next to the play area and the boys had a great time on the short hiking trail. Strollers and wagons wouldn’t make it on this trail.
Another great REC Center in Fairfax County and perfect for the kiddos and parents during the winter time to swim or take a class.
The park includes one piece of play equipment, tire swing, regular & toddler swings, and a few ride on pieces all in great condition. A picnic pavilion is near the play equipment and a very large grassy area. A small paved trail leads you to neighboring single family homes. Sadly there are no restrooms near the park. During certain times of the day the play area has shade over the equipment but for the most part the equipment is in the sun.
This was a nice park located off of Pleasant Valley Road in Chantilly just down from Cox Farms. When the trees are in full bloom you can’t see the park from the road. There is a nice buffer of trees between the kids and busy Pleasant Valley Road. If you live nearby in the South Riding or Virginia Run Communities you should check it out!
Today we checked out Ticonderoga Farms in Chantilly, VA! This time of year is great because local Northern Virginia Farms have Fall Pumpkin Festivals and Ticonderoga Farms is one of them.
With a small admission fee you can play on the playground equipment, go down the large slides, rope bridge, climb up into forts, enjoy a hayride and walk the barnyard area. The best part is you recieve a small pumpkin with each paid admission. My kids always get a kick out of picking out their own pumpkins.
The kids had a great time. Ticonderoga Farms is not as large as the Cox Farms Fall Festival but there is still plenty of things for the family to do at this Loudoun County farm.