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Northern Virginia Accessible Playgrounds



Lodato Memorial Playground
1108 Jefferson St.
Alexandria VA 22314

Information: Located behind the Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center, the playground has accessible swings, outdoor music instruments, shade structures, benches, sensory play components, and soft rubber tile surfacing.  It can be accessed through the Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center building, or through the back parking lot of the Lee Center-Alexandria Fire Training Facility. Restrooms located inside the Rec Center during operating hours.

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accessible swings at lodato park

Accessible swings at Lodato Memorial Playground

Sound-play components at Lodato Memorial PlaygroundSound-play components at Lodato Memorial Playground

Potomac Yard Park

2501 Potomac Ave                                                               Alexandria, VA 22305

Information: Located in the currently developing Potomac Yard neighborhood, this park has accessible picnic tables and pathways and an inclusive playground. Potomac Yards is one of the busiest rail yards on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, and the park has a sitting area to watch the trains and read a little history of the Yard. There are two gated in playgrounds, one for 5 and older and the other one for 5 and under with highly interactive equipment, like musical components and a maze. Benches and picnic tables are plentiful. All the parking is on the street, and is free with ample parking spots.

There are no bathrooms at the park, but there is a large shopping center with a Target, IHOP, Dunkin Donuts and numerous restaurants within a 5-minute drive from the park. There is also very little shade, so remember the sunscreen, hats and water bottles. You might consider coming in the early morning or late afternoon, as the playground equipment can get uncomfortably hot for the children.

Special features include:

potomac yard playgroud           Potomac Yark Playground barrier-free equipment.                              


Hadley's Main Street USA Playground                                      21100 Dulles Town Circle                                                            Dulles, Virginia 20166

Information: This is a 5000 square foot playground built in keeping with the “shopping theme,” around Main Street USA, where you have everything from your local bank, car wash, a fire station to a post office. It's an inclusive playground where children with disabilities can play with friends and siblings who don't have a disability.

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Stafford Drive Park                                                                      3300 Stafford Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 385-7858

Information: This 24-acre park is in the middle of Fairfax City. There is a barrier-free playground that is wheelchair accessible. A large parking lot is available near the soccer field, but families may choose to park behind the Outback Steakhouse on Route 29 because it’s much closer to the playground. The restrooms are located at the entrance of the park far away from the playground on the other side of the soccer fields. In the summer it gets hot because there is no shade.

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Stafford drive park playground fairfax va

Stafford Drive Park Accessible Playground    



Big Chessie’s Backyard at Lee District Park

6601 Telegraph Rd                                                                Franconia, Virginia                                                                          703-922-9841

Big Chessie Playground

Big Chessie Barrier Free Playground

Information: This is Chesapeake-Bay themed playground that is fully accessible and incorporates slides, swings and other equipment specially designed for use by all children ages 5-12, including those with special needs.  There is also an accessible spraypark. Don’t miss the accessible treehouse where you can climb high up into the trees and  look out over a beautiful stream.

Link to video.

Special features for the accessible play areainclude:

Big Chessie Treehouse

Big Chessie Accessible Tree House built over a ravine to give children of all abilities the chance to feel like they are up in the trees.

Nautical Cove at Lee District Park

6601 Telegraph Rd                                                                Franconia, Virginia                                                                          703-922-9841

Information: This park is part of the Lee District Park and is a small, spacious area for children ges 2 to 5 with a maritime theme with a giant sandcastle, light house, and pirate ship. There are clean restrooms with a diaper changing station. There is also a covered picnic pavilion and vending machines.

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nautical cove playgroundNautical Cove at Lee District Park



Brandon Park   

878 Harrison St SE                                                                  Leesburg VA 20175                                                                

Information: This is a three acre park carved out of the intersection of commercial buildings and condos with an accessible playground area and picnic tables. The park has a couple of designated accessible parking, but there is no restroom but there is a car dealership is next door with a restroom..

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Brandon park playground

Brandon Park Playground




Clemyjontri Park  

6317 Georgetown Pike                                                             McLean, Virginia 22101                                                                   (703) 388-2807                                                                                  

Information: Named as one of the 30 most inclusive playgrounds in the nation, this unique park was the dream of Adele Lebowitz, who donated land to the local authorities on the condition that it be used to create a playground for disabled children. Named after the first letters of her children, Carolyn (CL), Emily (EMY), John (Jon), and Petrina (Tri), Clemyjontri Park is a two acre treat split into four sections featuring different equipment to help children to learn about colors, read, find out about the world, and exercise their imaginations. It looks like an ordinary playground, with swings, slides and play equipment fun to climb on, but in reality, this park something for everyone and is barrier-free for all types of disabilities. There is plenty of parking with 81 spaces, and a drop-off zone for vehicles whose passengers need close access.

Link to website.

Special features include:

aerial view of clemyjontri

Aerial view of Clemyjontri.

liberty swing at clemyjontri

Liberty Swing at Clemyjontri.


Prince William County

Crescent Park Playground
Crescent Park Dr.
At the intersections of Route 15 James Madison Highway and Route 29 Lee Highway in Prince William County
Gainesville, VA 20155

Information: Located in the center of the Madison Crescent neighborhood behind the shops at The MarketPlace, Crescent Park is an inclusive children’s playground providing recreational opportunities for children with varying abilities on state-of-the-art playground equipment. Age appropriate areas separate older from younger children who can play side-by-side in the dedicated areas. There is no restroom since this park is part of a residential development, but there is a Harris Teeter grocery store nearby that does have public restrooms.

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crescent park playground

Crescent Park Playground at Madison Crescent



Claude Moore Fun For All Playground

Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility (WARF)                          800 Waterloo Rd                                                                   Warrenton VA 20186                                                                     (540) 349-2520

Information: Claude Moore is a similar concept to Clemyjontri, but on a smaller scale. There are plenty of shaded areas to watch the children play. The park overlooks a lake and trails. Bring a picnic and sit at one of many picnic tables or head down the street to Foster’s Grille which also offers both indoor and patio seating. There is a portable toilet next to the playground, but ones inside the recreation and aquatic center are better with a low sink and changing station.

Link to video.

Special features include:

claude moore playground

Claude Moore Playground in Warrenton


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