Last week we spent some time visiting parks in Woodbridge, VA. Howison Homestead Park is managed by Prince William County Park Authority. This park was a lot of fun and my boys especially loved the train themed playground equipment.
Address: 14716 Minnieville Road, Woodbridge, VA
Howison Homestead Park has three soccer fields, two picnic pavilions, concession stands with restrooms, a train themed playground, as well as another playground, a digger and a see-saw. The train themed playground is surrounded by a sand like floor and is built like a train, has a sliding board, steering wheel instead and a tunnel to crawl through. In the area of the train playground there is also a small digger that you can maneuver on your own to pick up and discard sand. My boys really enjoyed making “sand” piles, while the other crashed them. The other playground has mulch on the ground. This play area has a few climbing areas, a large slide and a regular slide. This area also has the see-saw. There are two benches and a nice little sitting area that overlooks both play grounds.
Just past the playground is one of the park pavilions with two picnic tables. The other pavilion is just behind the concession stands and bathrooms. There are also three different soccer fields that have different leagues throughout the year.
Lake Newport Recreation Park has walking trails, a gated tot lot, area for a picnic, If you belong to the Reston Association you can volleyball court, baseball diamond and Reston Community pool. The tot lot is gated in and has plenty of extra space to run around, as well as a picnic table. The playground equipment has two slides and some climbing equipment. Their is trail access linked to this park as well. They do have a community pool, however it was getting prepped and ready for the Summer season during our visit last week. If you are a Reston Association member or for a small fee, feel free to stop on by to check out the pool during the Summer season.
Located in the North Point District? Take a hike on the trails and stop on by this park and have fun exploring the different things to do!
Glade Recreation Area is part of the Hunter Woods District in the Reston Association. Included in this park is a tot lot, restrooms, pavilion, basketball and tennis courts and a pool during the Summer months.
Glade Recreation Area has a large parking lot. There is so much to do here and you don’t have to belong to the Reston Association to enjoy some of the perks! There are tennis and basketball courts. My boys had a ton of fun at the tot lot; it’s great for all ages. The playground itself is tucked in the furthest away from the parking lot. There’s a little climbing wall and slide. There is a whole back wall fence that has other play equipment such as a steering wheel and a little kids picnic area. Two infant swings and two regular swings are included in this play area. In addition to the little kids picnic area, there is another picnic table with a covering that will keep you shaded as well. After we played, we took a stroll on the walking trail. In addition, this park has restrooms, trash cans, benches and a water fountain. If you belong to the Reston Association you can also enjoy the pool at Glade Recreation Area.
If you are in the Hunter Woods area or nearby, this is a good park to put on your visit list!