Westover Park (22205)

Wednesday May 4, 2011
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Westover Park

Westover Park

1001 North Kennebec St.
Arlington, VA 22205
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The Review:

This is a nice little park nestled against I-66 in the Westover neighborhood.   It’s a small playground but has a variety of options that can easily entertain a mixed aged crowd.

It’s been a while since I’ve stopped by, so Adam and I dropped in one day around noon.  The park was very sunny and empty.  So… I dug through my archives and found some photos I took back in 2007.   I’ve included a few in this review to show you some pics of the park in action.  Check out how little my babies were!

The entrance to the playground:

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One side of the play area features two rocking animals and four swings.

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All kids, regardless of ability, love the big red chair (designed to be handicapped accessible).

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A colorful play structure intended for the 2-5 age group occupies the center of the playground.

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There is also a really nice sand area, with clean white sand.

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The far side of the playground houses play structures designed for older kids.

There is a round spinning thing that’s a modern take on a merry-go-round.  Behind it is an abstract climbing structure.

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There is also a “spin and stand” pole (my term) and a spinning bucket.

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In addition to all the cool features within the playground, the park has a bunch of other nice amenities:

Bathrooms

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Covered pavilion with picnic tables

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Volleyball and basketball court

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Fields for soccer and baseball (not pictured).   The park also has a nice paved path that goes around the ball fields.  This could be good for beginner riders.

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Additionally, access to the bike trail runs right past the playground.  This could be good for capable riders, but it does see high speed bike traffic.

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Basically, this park has everything you could want from a playground … except shade!   In the mornings, there is some partial shade, but my mid-day, it is hot.   So, as long as the temps are reasonable, this park would make a great destination for just about any age.

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

3 Responses to Westover Park (22205)

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    kelly says:

    Do you know what the bike trail is that runs past the playground? We are looking for a real bike trail (several miles). Thanks.

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    kelly says:

    I think I figured it out. Thank you.

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