Points of Interest in Ballston

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All points of interest listed below are within walking distance of Ballston-MU Metro station. (Some are closer to Virginia Square-GMU station.) Ballston is also served by several Metrobus routes and ART-Arlington Transit. The Custis and Bluemont Junction trails provide access to Ballston by bicycle. For more information, see Getting Around Ballston.

  • Clarenford Station Park – 13th St. & N. Vermont St. Preschool-age playground.
  • David M. Brown Planetarium – 426 N. Quincy St. Open for public multimedia programs throughout the school year on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
  • The Commuter Store, Ballston - located at the Ballston-MU Metro Plaza, (kiosk at top of escalator), 4230 Fairfax Drive. The courteous and knowledgeable staff will assist you in planning the best way for you to travel, whether by bus, rail, carpool, vanpool, or bicycle. Purchase transit fares, Capital Bikeshare memberships, pick up bus schedules and other literature.
  • Civitan Open Air Market – N. Quincy and N. 15th Streets (I-66 garage), next to Washington Lee High School. Site of community flea market the first Saturday of each month, April-November. Also an access point for the Custis Trail.
  • Lubber Run Park and Community Center - N. Columbus St. & 2nd St. N.
  • Marymount University Ballston Center – 1000 N. Glebe Rd. Founded in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Marymount is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic university. There is a free shuttle for students to travel between Ballston Center and the main campus at 2807 N. Glebe Rd.
  • National Science Foundation – 4201 Wilson Blvd. An independent agency of the U.S. Government, established to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense.
  • Quincy Park – 1021 N. Quincy St., adjacent to Central Library.
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  • Washington Lee High School, War Memorial Stadium & Track –1300 N. Quincy St.
  • Washington Lee Aquatics Center – 1300 N. Quincy St.
Did You Know?

The average person loses 13 lbs. their first year of commuting by bike.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
676
14th Street Bridge
2221
Arlington Mill Trail
188
Ballston Connector
108
Bluemont Connector
87
CC Connector
0
Clarendon EB bike lane
130
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
1033
Fairfax EB bike lane
0
Joyce St NB
6
Joyce St SB
17
Key Bridge East
592
Key Bridge West
387
Military NB bike lane
27
Military SB bike lane
33
MVT Airport South
1496
Quincy NB bike lane
37
Quincy SB bike lane
25
Roosevelt Bridge
445
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1058
TR Island Bridge
1115
WOD Bon Air Park
479
WOD Bon Air West
746
WOD Columbia Pike
390
WOD East Falls Church
551
Wilson WB bike lane
148

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
687
14th Street Bridge
276
Arlington Mill Trail
406
Ballston Connector
265
Bluemont Connector
245
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
354
Joyce St NB
114
Joyce St SB
76
Key Bridge East
2219
Key Bridge West
1117
MVT Airport South
242
Roosevelt Bridge
142
TR Island Bridge
634
WOD Bon Air Park
482
WOD Bon Air West
518
WOD Columbia Pike
237
WOD East Falls Church
332

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
265905
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