Woodmont Center Playground (22207)

Wednesday June 16, 2010
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Woodmont Center

2422 N. Fillmore St.
Arlington, VA 22207
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Bottom Line:  This is an okay playground with features suitable for most ages. Our favorite feature is the paved loop path, perfect for new bikers/glider riders. 3/5 stars.

Worth Noting: a water fountain and restroom are  available in the Woodmont Center, if it's open.

The Review:

Last week, the boys and I headed out to check out some local parks.   Woodmont was listed on several sites as a top playground so I was curious to see what the buzz about.  I was a little confused about the nature of the park.  It’s listed on the Arlington County website as a county park and center.  However, the “center” is really a YMCA Gymnastics Center.  It was unclear to me what the relationship between the YMCA and Arl Co was/is.

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It’s a nice little park with new looking playground equipment on mulch.    It has a gazebo adjacent to the playground with picnic benches that provided a bit of shade.  There are two play structures — one seems more geared for toddlers and the other more older preschoolers/elementary.  When we got there at 9am, there was some shade on some of the equipment, but I imagine it gets pretty sunny and hot on a typical summer day.

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It also has a nice paved path that goes around a small community field adjacent to the playground — just right for the learning-to-ride crowd.  My nearly 5 year old, who is a proficient rider, got bored after a few laps – I suspect if he had a friend with him, he would have had more fun.  It was a perfect practice spot for his 2 year old brother on his glider.

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Overall, it’s a nice little park.  We only saw one other family there when we were there – we might have stayed longer if we had brought a friend with us.  I wouldn’t call this a “destination” park, but it was certainly a nice change of pace for us.

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

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