This old-school park is an English-style rose garden hidden away in Arlington. It has a spectacular range of roses (more than 130 varieties), each one carefully identified. They’re all neatly arranged, interspersed with walking paths, benches, and trellises. The roses are at their peak bloom around the end of May through June and start fading in early July.
With more than 30 acres of recreation and open space, Long Bridge Park is a new-school, distinctive showplace of environmentally sound redevelopment. The park has a central expanse of attractive public green spaces and high-quality outdoor facilities.
It also has the Wave Arbor — a public art feature by nationally recognized artist Doug Hollis – and a three-quarter acre rain garden and planted garden of native shrubs and perennials. The park’s raised walkway, or Esplanade, is a great place for train and plane watching and overlooks the Potomac River and Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary.
This perfect city park is a beautiful and secluded 95.5-acre park just minutes from the heart of the nation’s capital that offers a host of family activities. Enjoy nature trails, connections to the Four Mile Run, and Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) trails (you can run, bike, or walk all or part of the 60 miles to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia from here), and a nearby dog park.
Fort C.F. Smith is a beautiful 19-acre site that includes a lush tree canopy, an open meadow, the lovely Victorian Hendry House (so pretty people get married here), preserved earthworks of the Union Army’s Civil War fort built in 1863, and many other outstanding features.
There is a half-mile of trail on the site and deer, fox, rabbit, and squirrel are among the wildlife that may be observed in the park.
Posted by: Arlington Convention and Visitors Service
Posted on: 28/07/2020