Cabin John Regional Park7410 Tuckerman Lane
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Bottom Line: A wonderful shady park with a ton of different play structures for all ages. The miniature train is fun, but also just far enough from the playground that you can easily avoid it if you don't want to spend the money. 5/5 stars.
Additional Notes: the playground area is BIG - it can be hard to keep track of multiple kids. There are plenty of picnic tables but we had a terrible time with yellow jackets when we were there. No matter where we sat, the bees found us quickly and made eating difficult.
This review is limited to the playground area and the train. The park includes many other features, such as hiking trails, which we didn't check out.
After our visit to “Trashy Town“, we decided to have a picnic lunch at Cabin John Regional Park. When we got there, we were amazed at the variety of play areas. The kids had fun running and checking everything out, I just tried to keep up with everyone.
Lunch was challenging as numerous yellow jackets appeared the minute any opened anything remotely sweet. We ended up finishing lunch in the car ride home. After playing for a bit, we decided to check out the train. It’s a short walk from the playground and just like the one at Burke Lake. There is an interactive piggy trash can near the train called “Porky the Litter Eater”. He talks when you “feed” him. The kids loved it.
We had a great time at Cabin John and would recommend it! I tried to take pictures of everything but there is so much play stuff, I don’t even know if I caught it all:
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