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
807
14th Street Bridge
2285
Arlington Mill Trail
387
Ballston Connector
329
Bluemont Connector
195
CC Connector
870
Clarendon EB bike lane
226
Custis Bon Air Park
1054
Custis Rosslyn
1607
Fairfax EB bike lane
172
Joyce St NB
33
Joyce St SB
31
Key Bridge East
1182
Key Bridge West
757
Military NB bike lane
40
Military SB bike lane
41
Quincy NB bike lane
118
Quincy SB bike lane
109
Roosevelt Bridge
526
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1382
TR Island Bridge
1299
WOD Bon Air Park
820
WOD Bon Air West
1454
WOD Columbia Pike
652
WOD East Falls Church
1051
Wilson WB bike lane
271

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
895
14th Street Bridge
308
Arlington Mill Trail
799
Ballston Connector
441
Bluemont Connector
345
CC Connector
518
Custis Bon Air Park
494
Custis Rosslyn
375
Joyce St NB
72
Joyce St SB
122
Key Bridge East
2211
Key Bridge West
1123
Roosevelt Bridge
120
TR Island Bridge
738
WOD Bon Air Park
672
WOD Bon Air West
684
WOD Columbia Pike
577
WOD East Falls Church
389

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
4372420
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