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

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110 Trail
550
14th Street Bridge
2137
Arlington Mill Trail
390
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
212
CC Connector
735
Clarendon EB bike lane
247
Custis Bon Air Park
1141
Custis Rosslyn
1788
Fairfax EB bike lane
168
Joyce St NB
40
Joyce St SB
38
Key Bridge East
1263
Key Bridge West
808
Military NB bike lane
35
Military SB bike lane
35
MVT Airport South
2328
Quincy NB bike lane
97
Quincy SB bike lane
90
Roosevelt Bridge
529
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
1262
WOD Bon Air Park
953
WOD Bon Air West
1551
WOD Columbia Pike
745
WOD East Falls Church
1211
Wilson WB bike lane
270

Peds counted

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110 Trail
641
14th Street Bridge
254
Arlington Mill Trail
665
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
401
CC Connector
632
Custis Bon Air Park
460
Custis Rosslyn
314
Joyce St NB
79
Joyce St SB
111
Key Bridge East
2646
Key Bridge West
1660
MVT Airport South
241
Roosevelt Bridge
169
TR Island Bridge
996
WOD Bon Air Park
624
WOD Bon Air West
662
WOD Columbia Pike
762
WOD East Falls Church
0

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Year to Date
6437977
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