Quincy Park Playground (22201)

Friday June 17, 2011
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Quincy Park

1021 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22201
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Bottom Line:  A lovely Arlington park with a mediocre playground. Playground consists of one play structure and a dirty (but shady) sandlot. Bathrooms available but require a walk across the park to Central Library. 2/5 stars.

The Review:

Quincy Park is a a wonderful green space in Arlington.  It is adjacent to Central Library and features ball fields, tennis courts, a volleyball court and a basic playground.  The playground portion of the park isn’t particularly impressive.   It features one main play structure and a sandlot.

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It seems mostly intended for the 5-12 age group and features several slides, monkey bars, and a zip bar.

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Due to the numerous activities that go in in this park, the playground is usually busy with kids.  The absence of swings as this park is a bummer.

Adjacent to the play structure is a sandlot filled with dirty sand.  It’s main selling point is that the sandlot is very shady, whereas the play structure gets pretty full sun.

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There is a paved path that leads to a smallish parking lot at the corner of Quincy and Washington Blvd.   Depending on what activities are going on in the field, this parking lot may be full.  Additionally there is street parking along Nelson St. and in the library parking lot as well.

The paved path winds through the park and could be a nice path for young riders, if you don’t mind strolling with them — you can’t keep an eye on one kid on the playground and let the other one loose on the path without losing track of someone.

Near the playground is a volleyball court, which kept my older child interested as she watched some adults practice their bump and set.

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One of our favorite ways to make use of this park is to pick up dinner at nearby Pollo Rico and bring it here for a summertime picnic at the park.    The kids have a blast running around in the evening cool and the hubs and I enjoy a chance to relax together.

While the playground itself is a bit of a dud, the park overall is a wonderful benefit to Arlington.

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I give the playground a rating of 2/5 stars.  How would you rate it?

Note: I would rate the park itself much higher, but for the purpose of reviews, I’m focusing on playgrounds.

 

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

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