Lincoln Park (Falls Church, VA) — OLD

Tuesday April 26, 2011
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Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park

Corner of Lincoln Ave. and Great Falls St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
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Bottom Line:  This is an okay neighborhood playground at the corner of Lincoln Ave. and Great Falls St. It's nice that it is fenced, but the amenities aren't that impressive. 2/5 stars.

Worth Noting: this playground has terrible drainage -- it gets super swampy and muddy after any amount of rain.

The Review:

NOTE:  This park review is out of date.   The park was re-done and re-opened May 2013.   Check out my new review, “Lincoln Park – Rebooted.”

This park is a nice little spot if you happen to be in the area and are looking for a place to let your little ones run around.   I used to meet friends here after preschool, because it was a nice enclosed park with picnic tables we could eat lunch at and chat while the kids ran around.

There’s not a lot to this park, just two basic play structures, a set of swings, a dirty sandbox and a basketball court.   Here’s a wide frame view of the park:

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This is what the “big” play structure looks like:

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My kids like the fireman’s pole and the wobbly bridge.

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This is the smaller play structure:

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There is a swingset with two regular swings and two bucket swings:

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A basketball court that I’ve never seen anyone on.  It would be good for little riders if you brought your own ride-on toys.

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A tiny “sandbox”, although that is being generous with the description.  There is dirty sand surrounding the box, but the contents of the box appeared to be dirt.

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The biggest shortcoming of the park is it’s lack of drainage.  Anytime there is any amount of rain, the park becomes a muddy mess.  It had not been terribly rainy before we visited, but there were still big mud piles in the middle of the park.

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Some kids were having a ball jumping in the mud, but thankfully my little boy doesn’t like the idea of getting grimy and he steered clear.

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All in all, it’s a nice little park, but it’s not going to wow anyone.   I think I like the park best for it’s close proximity to some of my favorite Falls Church eateries (Baja Fresh, Chipotle, Panera, ZPizza, etc.).  It’s great to grab lunch with a friend and eat at the picnic  tables while the kids run amuck.

Find more parks by visiting my main Arlington Parks & Playgrounds page.

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