A few days ago we checked out Van Dyck Park in Fairfax, VA! Located in Fairfax County the park sits right next door to the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center and the City of Fairfax administration building.
The park equipment was great. There were several different pieces with little sets scattered around. Some were in the shade and others were in the sun. I did notice a small sandbox set up and several people had brought their own sand toys to play with. There was a large pavilion that offered lots of shade along with several benches. The park offered porta potties that when we were there were in the shade and clean. A basketball court sits alongside a large grassy area where the kids can run around. One part of the park that my oldest enjoyed was the small fenced in skate park. We headed over and watched the teenagers go up and down the ramps and perform tricks. The best part about the skate park is it’s far enough away from the playground that the little kids won’t hear any profane language or see anyone smoking.
This is a great park with plenty for the kids to do! The neighborhood that it’s located in is filled with great older homes and newer developments with convenient access to elementary, middle and high schools. The sign is really hard to see from the road because it’s behind trees and a wooden fence but you can see the playground clearly from the road.