Best of Arlington 2013
Education & Kids
Best Playground or Park
Chestnut Hills Park
Chestnut Hills’ playground is a three-acre expanse of fun with something for everyone: sand and mulch areas, two sets of swings, a colorful climbing structure and a looped track for scooters and trikes. It has sun for cold weather and shade for hot.
“It’s big enough so kids don’t get super-bored,” says Margaux Cote, a nanny who is carrying a 4-month-old and watching after a 4-year-old on a fall morning. Her third charge, age 8, plays there just as happily.
The park’s location—adjacent to Yorktown High School’s athletic fields and track—also makes it convenient. “Kids who are bored with their older siblings’ games can walk with a parent to the playground,” says park manager Kevin Stalica.
North Harrison Street at 27th Street North, Arlington, www.arlingtonva.us/departments/parksrecreation/scripts/parks/ChestnutHillsPark.aspx
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