Saturday, June 21, 2008

Hayes Park

Hayes Park
1516 N. Lincoln St.
Arlington, Virginia 22201

  • Contained Sandbox with digging tool and play structure
  • Bucket swings (4)
  • Swings (4) - separate structure from bucket swings
  • Preschool jungle gym (large slide, small double slide, small climbing wall, cargo net)
  • Boat structure
  • Spinning seat
  • Bouncy seats (3 attached together)
  • Tunnel
  • Open grass space
  • Paved paths
  • Sprayground (open Memorial Day to Labor Day)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic Pavilion

  • Large park with lots of options
  • Large sandbox
  • Partial shade (depends on time of day and area of park - swings are always shaded)
  • Parking lot and street parking available

  • Frequently is very crowded (especially in the summer due to the sprayground)
  • Not many options of for older children (which can cause conflicts with the younger children)

Lacey Woods Park

Lacey Woods Park
1200 N. George Mason Dr.
Arlington, Virginia 22205

  • Bucket Swings (2)
  • Sand box
  • Preschool jungle gym (2 slides, tunnel)
  • School-age jungle gym (covered slide, small double slides, bridge)
  • Climbing structures
  • Basketball hoops (multiple level)
  • Open fields
  • Picnic pavilion
  • Mulch ground covering

  • Shady
  • Combination playground for both preschoolers and school aged children
  • Restrooms
  • Contained sandbox with play sand

  • No parking lot (street parking is available on both sides of the park)
  • Playground drops off into wooded area (there is a defined playground area but children can easily leave the playground area)
  • Street in the park grounds (this street is not a through street but we did see cars on it)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Bon Air Park

Bon Air Park
850 N. Lexington St.
Arlington, Virginia 22205

This refers to the preschool playground that is located by the gardens.

  • Covered slide
  • Open slide
  • Boat structure
  • Multiple steering wheels

  • Large parking lot
  • Beautiful gardens with paths
  • Large open grass fields (extra bonus for toddlers is that no ball play is permitted on the fields so you do not have to worry about stray balls coming onto the playground)
  • Shaded
  • Restrooms
  • No swings
  • Gritty dirt sand covers entire area

Other information:
  • The playground structure is small
  • Separate school age playground is not visible from preschool playground

Map of Parks