Lee Community Center5722 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207
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Bottom Line: This small, fenced community center playground is adequate for younger kids. Not a lot of "wow" factor, but it's fenced and bathrooms & water are available in the community center. 3/5 stars.
The Lee Center playground was one of several stops Adam & I made the day I decided to park hop and gather some photos for playgrounds we had previously visited but not reviewed.
The center sits at the intersection of Lee Highway and Lexington St and the parking lot is accessed from Lexington. The playground is completely fenced, although the fenced area includes the basketball court and adjacent fields, which are not huge. This is the view as you enter the gate from the parking lot.
The play structure is pretty simple and okay for younger kids. I remembered the park as being somewhat shady, by but late morning, the play structure was in full sun.
The sandlot area had decent shade. However, the sandlot is pretty pathetic. I remembered it as being nice, with digger toys. With a recent downfall of pollen, it looked very unappealing.
The only other play thing is a four-kid totter seat thingee.
In the past, my kids have enjoyed running around or riding bikes on the blacktop. On the day we stopped by, both the field and the basketball court were being used by the private school that resides next door. I’m not sure if this is a normal occurrence or how often it is used by the school.
Additionally, there is a preschool co-op that meets at the Lee Center that occasionally uses the playground, though I’ve never been chased off by them.
Overall, I’d rate the Lee Center as an okay park. Good for those who need a confined area or who have younger kids. Having a fence, bathrooms and a water fountain are the park’s most redeeming features. I would not recommend it on a hot sunny day.
Find more parks by visiting my main Arlington Parks & Playgrounds page.