Rutherford Park in Fairfax, VA!

Rutherford Park in Fairfax, VA!

Rutherford Park located in Fairfax has so much to offer and is fun for all ages.  In addition to the large piece of playground equipment, there are also plenty of athletic fields including tennis and basketball courts.  There is a nice picnic and grilling area and nice walking trail, which is part of the Long Branch Stream Valley Trail.

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Address: Rutherford Park, Fairfax, VA 

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Rutherford Park

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Rutherford Park 38.825390, -77.264773 Rutherford Park, Fairfax, VA 22032, United States (Directions)
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When you first enter the park there is a port-a-potty.  The playground, itself, is a large piece of equipment, including three slides, a climbing wall and monkey bars.  Rutherford Park has a tire swing, including two infant swings and two regular swings, as well as a few riding animals.  Woodchips are underneath all the equipment.  There are plenty of athletic fields, including basketball and tennis courts and there is a nice picnic and grilling area.

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collage2If you are located in Fairfax County or are just looking for a fun, free day out, check out 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

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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.

Dale Lestina Park in Fairfax, VA!

Dale Lestina Park in Fairfax, VA!

Tuesday we checked out Dale Lestina Park, in Fairfax, VA.  This is a nicely shaded, neighborhood park with swings, playgrounds and a neighborhood trail.

Address: 3157 Plantation Parkway Fairfax, VA

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This playground is located in the City of Fairfax and is a great neighborhood park.  There are two playgrounds, two swings and two infant swings, hiking trail through the neighborhood and a small stream behind the playground equipment.  The playground equipment is far enough from the road that you feel safe with the kiddos to roam around and explore.  Although we visited this park in the Fall, it is a very shaded park, which would be nice during those hot summer months.  Since it is Fall, we utilized all the fallen leaves and piled them up at the bottom of the slide.  The kids had a ball!

The playground equipment has two slides on one and one slide on the other.  It’s your typical set of equipment; climbing area, slides, tunnels, tic-tac-toe and steering wheel.  Included in this park is also a picnic table, trash can and a bench.  The walking trail was nice too, especially since it’s Fall.  We went on a scavenger hunt and found items that are Fall colors and put them in our little brown bag!

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Although there are not any restrooms, this is a great park to visit and the kids really did have a great time.  If you are near the City of Fairfax, check this park out!

Temporary Road Recreation Area in Reston, VA!

Temporary Road Recreation Area in Reston, VA!

Temporary Road Recreation Area is located in the Lake Anne quarter of the Reston Association.  This park had a nice serene atmosphere to it.  There is a big open yard where our boys kicked a ball to each other while I sat and enjoyed the calmness of the park.

Address: N. Shore Drive, Reston, VA 

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There are two ways to enter this park; if you are on the trail, you can enter it that way near the swings or if  traveling by car, the park is located of North Shore Drive.  This park is extremely shaded with lots of trees.  All the leaves are starting to fall and it truly is a perfect Autumn setting.  The picnic pavilion is beautiful and has lots of space and a grill. If you are looking to rent, click here.

There is a large, open area that is great for kids.  To the right of the pavilion is a nice little bistro stone table with two stone stools.  Swings are also included at this park; there is one infant swing and one normal swing to enjoy.

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If you are located in the Lake Anne quarter, hop on the trail and check out this recreation area!

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!