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
622
14th Street Bridge
2271
Arlington Mill Trail
390
Ballston Connector
365
Bluemont Connector
213
CC Connector
0
Clarendon EB bike lane
189
Custis Bon Air Park
1059
Custis Rosslyn
1622
Fairfax EB bike lane
167
Joyce St NB
45
Joyce St SB
41
Key Bridge East
1095
Key Bridge West
761
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
26
MVT Airport South
2091
Quincy NB bike lane
106
Quincy SB bike lane
90
Roosevelt Bridge
507
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
951
WOD Bon Air West
1472
WOD Columbia Pike
741
WOD East Falls Church
0
Wilson WB bike lane
243

Peds counted

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110 Trail
743
14th Street Bridge
286
Arlington Mill Trail
652
Ballston Connector
319
Bluemont Connector
346
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
509
Custis Rosslyn
398
Joyce St NB
75
Joyce St SB
118
Key Bridge East
2501
Key Bridge West
1195
MVT Airport South
163
Roosevelt Bridge
126
TR Island Bridge
1373
WOD Bon Air Park
595
WOD Bon Air West
678
WOD Columbia Pike
654
WOD East Falls Church
0

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5257420
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