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.
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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
720
14th Street Bridge
913
Arlington Mill Trail
417
Ballston Connector
386
Bluemont Connector
297
CC Connector
1101
Clarendon EB bike lane
227
Custis Bon Air Park
1428
Custis Rosslyn
2075
Fairfax EB bike lane
199
Joyce St NB
50
Joyce St SB
29
Key Bridge East
1305
Key Bridge West
937
Military NB bike lane
58
Military SB bike lane
78
MVT Airport South
2583
Quincy NB bike lane
136
Quincy SB bike lane
143
Roosevelt Bridge
641
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1730
TR Island Bridge
1629
WOD Bon Air Park
1179
WOD Bon Air West
1899
WOD Columbia Pike
998
WOD East Falls Church
1348
Wilson WB bike lane
302

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
676
14th Street Bridge
315
Arlington Mill Trail
514
Ballston Connector
498
Bluemont Connector
334
CC Connector
337
Custis Bon Air Park
430
Custis Rosslyn
330
Joyce St NB
45
Joyce St SB
79
Key Bridge East
1969
Key Bridge West
1276
MVT Airport South
132
Roosevelt Bridge
139
TR Island Bridge
753
WOD Bon Air Park
512
WOD Bon Air West
596
WOD Columbia Pike
610
WOD East Falls Church
386

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
6946113
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