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?

Adolescents who participate in bicycling more than four times a week are 48% less likely to be overweight as adults.

Menschik, D., et al., 2008

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
767
14th Street Bridge
2388
Arlington Mill Trail
355
Ballston Connector
397
Bluemont Connector
200
CC Connector
634
Clarendon EB bike lane
246
Custis Bon Air Park
1276
Custis Rosslyn
1860
Fairfax EB bike lane
174
Joyce St NB
30
Joyce St SB
35
Key Bridge East
1288
Key Bridge West
843
Military NB bike lane
52
Military SB bike lane
59
MVT Airport South
2314
Quincy NB bike lane
123
Quincy SB bike lane
134
Roosevelt Bridge
532
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1614
TR Island Bridge
1497
WOD Bon Air Park
880
WOD Bon Air West
1653
WOD Columbia Pike
750
WOD East Falls Church
1252
Wilson WB bike lane
280

Peds counted

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110 Trail
546
14th Street Bridge
217
Arlington Mill Trail
1198
Ballston Connector
215
Bluemont Connector
240
CC Connector
318
Custis Bon Air Park
306
Custis Rosslyn
261
Joyce St NB
47
Joyce St SB
70
Key Bridge East
1149
Key Bridge West
0
MVT Airport South
125
Roosevelt Bridge
106
TR Island Bridge
414
WOD Bon Air Park
359
WOD Bon Air West
427
WOD Columbia Pike
450
WOD East Falls Church
255

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
5932194
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