Winterset Park located in Manassas, VA!

Winterset Park located in Manassas, VA!

Last week we visited Winterset Park located in the City of Manassas. This was a great park for all ages.  There were a few different sets of playground equipment, as well as two sets of basketball courts.

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Address: 8252 Winterset Dr, Manassas, VA  20110

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The playground has three different equipment structures, which include two different slides and lots of different climbing equipment.  My toddler loved the climbing wall and wanted to do it over and over again.  There is a unique piece that I haven’t yet seen at a playground; the half circle with two tires underneath is a new modern-like see-saw.  Behind that was a fun little zipline.  Once we got the hang of it we had lots of fun on that too! There are four regular swings and two infant swings as well.  The ground of the park is mulch and there are picnic benches around the outside of the parameter for the parents to sit and watch their kiddos play.

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Looking to have a picnic?  This park is for you, as there are plenty of picnic tables with a grill centrally located.  Don’t forget your basketball or sidewalk chalk as their are two different basketball courts to play at.  If you are in the City of Manassas, make sure you stop to visit this park!

 

Shiloh Street Park in Fairfax, VA

Shiloh Street Park in Fairfax, VA

We spent some time in Fairfax and came across this petite, neighborhood park located at the intersection of Ranger Road and Shiloh Street in Fairfax.

Address: 10400 Shiloh Street, Fairfax, VA 22030

(At the intersection of Ranger Road and Shiloh Street)
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Shiloh Street Park is a smaller neighborhood park that is fenced in, has a bench with trash, a metal jungle gym and a riding Bald Eagle.  This park was nicely shaded as we went on quite a hot day.  There is also a neighborhood trail that is accessible at the park.

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If you are in the neighborhood, stop by this park and check out Cambridge Station park in the neighborhood as well.

Potomac Yard Park in Alexandria, VA!

Potomac Yard Park in Alexandria, VA!

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 

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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.

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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

Freetown Tot Lot in Reston, VA!

Freetown Tot Lot in Reston, VA!

Freetown Tot Lot is part of the Reston Association Community.  This park is located literally off of Freetown Road in the Freetown Community.

Address: 2509 Freetown Road, Reston, VA 

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Although this small park doesn’t have any restrooms, it is nicely shaded and has a bench near the playground as well.  Located right in the heart of the Freetown, Reston Community.  The playground equipment is an older piece of equipment but has three slides, and a climbing area.

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This is a nice park to visit on a nice, hot day, due to all the shade.  So if you are located in the Freetown Community or not to far away, take a visit to this park!