Arlington, Virginia has over 1,100 acres of parks and open space. The major parks in the county include the following:
Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden Park
850 North Lexington Street, Arlington, Virginia.
This beautiful 23 acre-park has an ornamental Memorial Rose Garden, two playgrounds, basketball courts, a volleyball court, tennis courts and picnic shelters.
Mount Vernon Trail
The 18.5-mile trail runs along the Potomac River, paralleling the George Washington Memorial Parkway leading to Mount Vernon. It’s a beautiful place to ride a bike, jog, or walk. Sites along the trail include Theodore Roosevelt Island, Fort Hunt Park, Dyke Marsh, Old Town Alexandria, Daingerfield Island, Navy-Marine Memorial, and Lady Bird Johnson Park.
Netherlands Carillon and Park
Off of the George Washington Pkwy, Arlington, Virginia.
This park is home to the tower of bells that was a gift of friendship given to the American people by the Dutch as an expression of gratitude for aid received during and after World War II. The bells are programmed to strike on the hour from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Special concerts are held periodically throughout the year. The park is located adjacent to the Iwo Jima Memorial.
Potomac Overlook Regional Park
2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington, Virginia
The 70-acre park has an interpretive garden, nature trails and a nature center which offers programs on ecology, local natural history, Indian history and energy.
Upton Hill Regional Park
6060 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia
The urban park features hiking trails, a large outdoor swimming pool with water slides, a miniature golf course, and baseball and softball batting cages.
For Parks in Alexandria, see Page 1
For Parks in Fairfax County, see Page 3
For Parks in Loudoun County, see Page 4
For Parks in Prince William County, see Page 5