Thursday, October 2, 2008

Playground: Alcova Heights

Alcova Heights Park
901 S. George Mason Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22204

This newly renovated playground reminds me of Lacey Woods, which is a very good thing. We always have a great time at Lacey Woods. The equipment here is very similar as is the shaded playground space. I doubt LG will want to stop at Doctor's Run again now that she knows this playground exists just a few blocks away.

  • Swings ~ bucket, regular, and tire!
  • Slides ~ small, tall, covered, and even two metal slides (watch out in hot weather)
  • Playhouse, well actually it is a train but it has a table with benches.
  • Multiple window openings below climbing equipment
  • Zip line (that is best description I can come up with)

  • Street Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Water Fountains

Bonus Features:
  • Creek with wooden bridge
  • Large field
  • Picnic Pavillion
As I mentioned, this park is very close to Doctor's Run park so I want to highlight a few of the differences between the parks in case you are trying to choose. Doctor's Run has a sandbox and is overall smaller than Alcova. Alcova is more removed from the street and has much larger equipment. Alcova also has a large field for children who like to play ball. Doctor's Run is equipped with a handicap accessible swing. Though LG prefers Alcova, your child may not so check them both out.

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