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
416
14th Street Bridge
862
Arlington Mill Trail
95
Ballston Connector
373
Bluemont Connector
87
CC Connector
469
Clarendon EB bike lane
82
Custis Bon Air Park
291
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
44
Joyce St SB
8
Key Bridge East
506
Key Bridge West
381
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
17
Quincy NB bike lane
37
Quincy SB bike lane
44
Roosevelt Bridge
223
Rosslyn Bikeometer
594
TR Island Bridge
459
WOD Bon Air Park
173
WOD Bon Air West
357
WOD Columbia Pike
161
WOD East Falls Church
258
Wilson WB bike lane
82

Peds counted

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110 Trail
523
14th Street Bridge
252
Arlington Mill Trail
538
Ballston Connector
502
Bluemont Connector
308
CC Connector
427
Custis Bon Air Park
335
Custis Rosslyn
1505
Joyce St SB
67
Key Bridge East
1980
Key Bridge West
1146
Roosevelt Bridge
83
TR Island Bridge
672
WOD Bon Air Park
479
WOD Bon Air West
466
WOD Columbia Pike
394
WOD East Falls Church
324

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2559253
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