The Plaza at Tysons Corner in McLean, VA!

The Plaza at Tysons Corner in McLean, VA!

Have you tried out the metro Silver Line yet?  You can get directly on the metro from The Plaza! We visited The Plaza over the summer, but I wanted to take the boys again and take some more photos because the day we went it was over crowded and hard to get good quality photographs.

Address: 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 

( located on the 2nd Floor near the escalators leading up to AMC Theatre and Food Court)

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The Plaza connects directly to the NEW Silver Line Metro Station and is elevated 32 feet in the air.  There is a fun playground area, game programming center, Kids Club and lots of events.  Some of the events held are concerts, movies on the green and other seasonal activities!

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The playground area is called COX Discovery Cove. This is a gated in playground.  The playground is built like a ship and the ground is a rubber surface.  The playground itself is made up of a few different running inclines and declines with steering wheels and telescopes.  There is also a separate toddler play zone. There are several benches and tables near the play area where the parents can keep an eye on their little ones. There is a game programming center as well.  These are great outdoor fun games, such as tabletop tennis, corn hole and chess.  When we were there, there were a few friendly competitions going on and the boys loved seeing all the cheering and excitement going on.  The Plaza also offers a Tysons Corner Center National Geographic Kids Club that is an excellent way to get your children to have fun, all while learning.  These activities alternate the first Tuesday and Saturday of each month.  The current BIG event going on at The Plaza is their ice skating rink (list what event is). There are several FREE events held weekly and seasonally.  Also, just something to look forward to, every Friday over the spring-summer they hold a FREE summer concert and Saturdays there are also Movie Night on the Green, free of charge; so be sure to check their website.

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Relaxation? Why not! With Spring (hopefully rapidly approaching), enjoy the ambiance at The Plaza’s comfortable seating and fire pits.  There is lots of seating all around The Plaza.  During the warm months, there is a little water stream through the stone bench seating area with a few fountains as well.

Arrowbrook Centre Park in Herndon, VA!

Arrowbrook Centre Park in Herndon, VA!

Located in Herndon, VA off of Sunrise Valley Drive, Arrowbrook Centre Park is a Fairfax County Park mainly known as for their soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts.  Most recently, they added a fun, gated in jungle gym for the kids to play on and my boys loved it!

Address: 2351 Field Point Road, Herndon, VA

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Although this park is known for all their sport fields, they recently added a gated in jungle gym for all the kids to play on and it was a big hit! It’s a unique piece of equipment and has lots of climbing features, a few little discs you can sit on and bounce.  Since it’s gated, we also noticed people that came and brought bikes and ride on toys for the kids to play with as well.  There is also a tennis court, basketball court and a large soccer field.  Arrowhead Centre Park also had “practice golf green”, where you could practice your putt.  There Picnic Shelter is available to rent as well.  Once you enter there is a huge parking lot and a walkway to all the fields and playground.

If you live near Arrowbrook Centre Park, this is a great park for you to check out!