McLean, VA

Local Resources

Clemyjontri Park -- McLean

To the casual observer, the playground at Clemyjontri Park looks like an ordinary playground, with swings, slides and play equipment fun to climb on, under and around. A closer look will reveal that some of those swings have high backs for children who need extra support. Instead of standard transfer platforms there are ramps to the elevated play components. Pathways between equipment are wide and colorful, and the ground surfaces are non-slip and porous designed to provide a greater level of access for children.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Regional Park - Vienna

Beauty, conservation, education and discovery flourish throughout the year at this 95 acre complex of large ornamental display gardens and unique native plant collections. Walking trails, lakes, more than twenty varieties of cherry trees, irises, peonies, an extensive shade garden, native wildflowers, gazebos, birds, butterflies, seasonal blooms and foliage create a sanctuary of beauty and nature.

Visitor's Center, indoor tropical garden, gardening and horticulture workshops, tours, field trips, concerts, volunteer programs.

Patrick Henry Public Library - Vienna

101 Maple Avenue East
Vienna, VA 22180-5794

Telephone: 703-938-0405
TTY: 711 or 703-324-8365

Patrick Henry is located in the Town of Vienna, within walking distance of the W&OD bike trail. The collection is approximately 120,000 volumes, with the children's collection housed in a separate area.

For hours and events click here.

River Bend Nature Center -- Great Falls

Tucked away in a remote river setting, Riverbend Park has over 400 acres of forest, meadows, and ponds. Trails include a 2.5 mile portion of the Potomac Heritage Trail linking national and regional parkland. Kayakers and canoeists can enjoy exploring many islands in the Potomac River. Serious anglers and families can bring a boat or fish from the shady riverbank. Nature highlights include spectacular river views, beautiful wildflowers and birds. Park grounds are open from 7am to dusk, hours posted. Gates are locked at closing time.

Facilities include a visitor center with snack bar, gift shop, exhibits and riverside picnic area. The park also has a nature center which is available for rent call 703-759-9018 . The park's picnic shelter is available by reservation. Call 703-324-8732.

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