Langston Brown Community Center4854 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207
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Bottom Line: A sunny enclosed park with equipment geared for younger kids. Bathrooms in community center. 2/5 stars.
Adam and I stopped by to visit the playground behind the Langston Brown Community Center, aka Strawberry Cottage, one sunny spring day. The playground is fully enclosed and features one main play structure, along with swings and two smaller elements.
Main Play Structure
This structure is somewhat basic and would be appropriate for 2-5 year olds and up. It has an accessible ramp on the right side, slides, open play area, and a shaded play area underneath.
Beyond the play area, a paved path leads to the other play elements.
Fire Truck Slide/Play Structures
The “VFD 8” is a nice touch, a reference to Fire Station #8 just across Lee Hwy from the community center.
Swings — 2 bucket/baby, 2 regular
There is some open green space inside the enclose park. Adam had fun with a friend, finding pretty blue flowers.
A single tennis court, with a mural on the far wall serve as a perimeter to the playground.
Just outside the playground area are three picnic tables with shade umbrellas and a single basketball court.
Bathrooms can be found inside the Community Center. The park pretty much sits in full sun, so it wouldn’t be a great choice on a hot summer day, but it was a nice spot to run around on a mild day. The playground is just behind the McDonald’s on Lee Hwy, so if you wanted to hit the drive through and eat outside, this would be a nice spot to do it (you cannot access the park from the McDonald’s playground you would need to turn left on Lee Hwy and left again onto N. Culpeper).
Find more parks by visiting my main Arlington Parks & Playgrounds page.