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
963
14th Street Bridge
3013
Arlington Mill Trail
521
Ballston Connector
449
Bluemont Connector
324
CC Connector
1109
Clarendon EB bike lane
261
Custis Bon Air Park
1634
Custis Rosslyn
2375
Fairfax EB bike lane
226
Joyce St SB
32
Key Bridge East
1490
Key Bridge West
1047
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
72
Quincy NB bike lane
162
Quincy SB bike lane
154
Roosevelt Bridge
721
Rosslyn Bikeometer
2043
TR Island Bridge
2005
WOD Bon Air Park
1383
WOD Bon Air West
2301
WOD Columbia Pike
1063
WOD East Falls Church
1663
Wilson WB bike lane
345

Peds counted

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110 Trail
1042
14th Street Bridge
1562
Arlington Mill Trail
1262
Ballston Connector
760
Bluemont Connector
482
CC Connector
2
Custis Bon Air Park
748
Custis Rosslyn
691
Joyce St SB
138
Key Bridge East
3702
Key Bridge West
1523
Roosevelt Bridge
330
TR Island Bridge
1414
WOD Bon Air Park
1067
WOD Bon Air West
1175
WOD Columbia Pike
1060
WOD East Falls Church
325

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
3175338
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