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
498
14th Street Bridge
1810
Arlington Mill Trail
97
Ballston Connector
263
Bluemont Connector
157
CC Connector
0
Clarendon EB bike lane
156
Custis Bon Air Park
845
Custis Rosslyn
1484
Fairfax EB bike lane
57
Joyce St NB
23
Joyce St SB
16
Key Bridge East
942
Key Bridge West
719
Military NB bike lane
23
Military SB bike lane
40
MVT Airport South
1458
Quincy NB bike lane
73
Quincy SB bike lane
71
Roosevelt Bridge
468
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1230
TR Island Bridge
1017
WOD Bon Air Park
490
WOD Bon Air West
1017
WOD Columbia Pike
404
WOD East Falls Church
754
Wilson WB bike lane
214

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
399
14th Street Bridge
193
Arlington Mill Trail
378
Ballston Connector
330
Bluemont Connector
238
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
270
Custis Rosslyn
278
Joyce St NB
66
Joyce St SB
53
Key Bridge East
1529
Key Bridge West
932
MVT Airport South
154
Roosevelt Bridge
71
TR Island Bridge
256
WOD Bon Air Park
342
WOD Bon Air West
344
WOD Columbia Pike
221
WOD East Falls Church
180

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
9722749
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