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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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
253
14th Street Bridge
2373
Arlington Mill Trail
127
Ballston Connector
123
Bluemont Connector
100
CC Connector
222
Clarendon EB bike lane
85
Custis Bon Air Park
329
Custis Rosslyn
608
Fairfax EB bike lane
73
Joyce St NB
24
Joyce St SB
21
Key Bridge East
455
Key Bridge West
329
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
12
MVT Airport South
671
Quincy NB bike lane
35
Quincy SB bike lane
33
Roosevelt Bridge
217
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
260
WOD Bon Air West
406
WOD Columbia Pike
200
WOD East Falls Church
301
Wilson WB bike lane
321

Peds counted

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110 Trail
630
14th Street Bridge
305
Arlington Mill Trail
590
Ballston Connector
357
Bluemont Connector
340
CC Connector
422
Custis Bon Air Park
509
Custis Rosslyn
498
Joyce St NB
95
Joyce St SB
136
Key Bridge East
2483
Key Bridge West
1199
MVT Airport South
391
Roosevelt Bridge
100
TR Island Bridge
1608
WOD Bon Air Park
648
WOD Bon Air West
608
WOD Columbia Pike
535
WOD East Falls Church
427

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
3500659
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