Long Bridge Park
475 Long Bridge Dr Arlington, VA 22202
ALERT: Pathways along 6th Street are closed during playground construction.
Hours of Operation
Sunrise to 11p.m.
About this Park
With more than 30 acres of recreation and open space, Long Bridge Park is a distinctive showplace of environmentally sound redevelopment, with a central expanse of attractive public green spaces and high-quality outdoor sports and recreation facilities that are accessible to all Arlingtonians, conveniently located with nearby urban corridors and the Potomac riverscape, and coupled with complementary private redevelopment.
Located north of Crystal City adjacent to I-395, the park features three full-size, multi-sport, lighted fields, a network of walkways, an overlook at the north end of the park with views of capital monuments, Wave Arbor — a public art feature by nationally recognized artist Doug Hollis, healthy vending machines, a three-quarter acre rain garden that directs runoff from the park’s sports fields & parking lot into a planted garden of native shrubs and perennials, and rectangular synthetic turf fields – turf field #1 was funded by Marymount University and is used as the home field for the men and women’s soccer and lacrosse teams.
The fields serve as an occasional practice field for the area’s Major League Soccer team, DC United.
It’s a great place for train, plane and bird watching. There are also picnic areas, interpretive displays, restrooms and parking. The park features a raised walkway, or Esplanade, that overlooks the playing fields, the Potomac River and Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary.
“The Washington Smart Growth Alliance has identified development of the park as a top conservation priority.” (Source: Longbridgepark.org) The park is a model of an environmentally sound redevelopment: Transformed former industrial site and reused dirt from a water treatment plant during the course of construction.
Conducting business services or activities for financial gain (such as classes, personal or group fitness training, dog exercise, or taking photographs or videos for commercial use is strictly prohibited unless authorized by a County issued permit or contract.