Points of Interest in Ballston

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.
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Community meeting: Crystal City VRE station improvements

Thursday, March 30, 2017 5-7:30 p.m.

Car-Free Diet at Civitan Open Air Market

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Presentation: 12th St. S. Complete Street Project

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 3-6 p.m.

National Walking Day

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Workshop: W&OD Bridge Over Lee Hwy.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 6-8 p.m.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

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110 Trail
488
14th Street Bridge
2244
Arlington Mill Trail
349
Ballston Connector
189
Bluemont Connector
158
CC Connector
518
Clarendon EB bike lane
159
Custis Bon Air Park
588
Custis Rosslyn
1064
Fairfax EB bike lane
113
Joyce St NB
26
Joyce St SB
22
Key Bridge East
770
Key Bridge West
529
Military NB bike lane
19
Military SB bike lane
23
MVT Airport South
1413
Quincy NB bike lane
87
Quincy SB bike lane
67
Roosevelt Bridge
355
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1859
TR Island Bridge
801
WOD Bon Air Park
447
WOD Bon Air West
755
WOD Columbia Pike
407
WOD East Falls Church
547
Wilson WB bike lane
89

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
1130
14th Street Bridge
468
Arlington Mill Trail
912
Ballston Connector
553
Bluemont Connector
461
CC Connector
830
Custis Bon Air Park
512
Custis Rosslyn
654
Joyce St NB
66
Joyce St SB
120
Key Bridge East
3081
Key Bridge West
1445
MVT Airport South
418
Roosevelt Bridge
146
TR Island Bridge
1076
WOD Bon Air Park
661
WOD Bon Air West
786
WOD Columbia Pike
641
WOD East Falls Church
432

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
1862077
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