Best Playgrounds in Alexandria and Arlington

If you’re searching for a home near an engaging spot for your little ones to play, look no further! Here is a list of some of the best playgrounds, and their neighborhoods, in Alexandria and Arlington.

Fairlington Park

3304-3318 S Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22206

Fairlington Playground features two sections: one for younger kids aged 2-5, and another for children age 5 and above. The playground includes swings for all ages, a zipline, climbing equipment, and a walled sandbox. With playthings and structures that appeal to all ages, Fairlington Park is the perfect place to take the whole family. The park is located directly off of N Quaker Lane, near the entrance/exit to Route 395.

Fairlington Park

Fairlington Park. Photo by The Royster Hearth Group.

Potomac Yard Park

24010-2402 Potomac Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

Looking to run errands and simultaneously take the kids for an adventure? The Potomac Yard Park features new equipment, a splash pad that opens at 10 am, and plenty of swings and slides for children to enjoy. The playground is large and gated, with structures suitable for all ages. Potomac Yard Park is located behind the Potomac Yard Shopping Center, and is within walking distance of the new Potomac Yard metro stop.

Potomac Yard Park

Potomac Yard Park. Photo by The Royster Hearth Group.

Chessie’s Big Backyard

6601 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310

Chessie’s Big Backyard offers a fairytale twist to their playground structure, with equipment in the shape of a pirate ship, slides made of faux logs and hideouts in the shape of castles, and sea monsters at the splash pads. Families can hike Chessie’s Trail, ride the carousel, and play musical instruments as they explore the area. Chessie’s Big Backyard is located off of Telegraph Road in Franconia Park.

Chessie's Big Backyard

Chessie's Big Backyard. Photo by The Royster Hearth Group.

Rocky Run Park

1109 N Barton St, Arlington, VA 22201

Children can climb to their heart’s content at the Rocky Run Park in Arlington. The playground features rope structures, climbing walls and ladders, and a rocking swing. Children can also play on the oval field or at the basketball courts nearby. The park is located near the Courthouse and Clarendon areas, within walking distance of both metro stops.Rocky Run Park                                      Rocky Run Park. Photo by The Royster Hearth Group.

Alexandria & Arlington

Alexandria and Arlington are highly sough-after places to live in Northern Virginia due to their prime location close to DC, convenient access to shopping and entertainment, and of course the abundant parks and playgrounds for everyone to enjoy the outdoors.  If you're looking for a home in Alexandria or Arlington, our team would love to assist you!

By Grace Egger

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