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Virginia Parks - A Guide to Parks in Northern Virginia


Virginia Parks - A Guide to Parks in Northern Virginia

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Virginia parks offer endless opportunities to enjoy recreational activities. This guide to Northern Virginia parks highlights the destinations with the most amenities including national, state, regional and large local parks arranged by location. Within a short distance from Washington, DC, visitors and residents can enjoy walking, picnicking, relaxing and participating in all kinds of sports activities.

Alexandria - Page 1

Arlington County - Page 2

Fairfax County - Page 3

Loudoun County - Page 4

Prince William County - Page 5

Alexandria, Virginia Parks

Cameron Run Regional Park
4001 Eisenhower Ave. Alexandria, Virginia.
Cameron Run is a regional park with a miniature golf course, picnic areas, Great Waves Water Park, and a 2-acre lake with fishing.

Fort Ward Park
4401 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, Virginia.
Fort Ward Park is the home of the Fort Ward Museum and a 41.4 acre historic park. The land was used as a union fort from 1861-1865 to defend Washington, DC during the Civil War. Walk the grounds and you'll see cannons, underground bombproofs which sheltered 500 men, and reconstructed quarters of the high-ranking soldiers.

Huntley Meadows Park
3701 Lockheed Blvd. Alexandria, Virginia.
This 1,426 acre park is a small island with wetlands, a forest, meadows, streams and a pond. Facilities include a visitor center, wildlife observation platforms and a hike/bike trail. The park is known as a prime-birding spot.

Oronoco Bay Park
100 Madison St., Alexandria, Virginia.
Located along the Potomac River, this small city park was once inhabited by Indians. Today, it is a popular location for picnicking, walking, biking, and jogging. Festivals and special events are held in the park during the warmer months of the year.

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