Westover Park1001 North Kennebec St.
Arlington, VA 22205
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Bottom Line: A nice, albeit small, fenced playground with modern equipment. Something for all ages, bathrooms on site is a big plus; main negative is lack of shade. 4/5 stars.
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:
One side of the play area features two rocking animals and four swings.
All kids, regardless of ability, love the big red chair (designed to be handicapped accessible).
A colorful play structure intended for the 2-5 age group occupies the center of the playground.
There is also a really nice sand area, with clean white sand.
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.
There is also a “spin and stand” pole (my term) and a spinning bucket.
In addition to all the cool features within the playground, the park has a bunch of other nice amenities:
Covered pavilion with picnic tables
Volleyball and basketball court
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.
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.
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.