Chessie's Big Backyard

Playground in Alexandria, VA | Outdoors | For Kids of All Ages

Chessie's Big Backyard is in my top 3 of favorite playgrounds in Northern Virginia! It has so much to do beyond the playground and all for free! There are 2 playgrounds one for ages 5-12 year old's is nature themed with lots of obstacles and fun slides. The preschool playground at Chessie’s is ocean themed compete with a light house, friendly sea dragon and pirate ship. Chessie’s Trail: My favorite part of the park is the nature trail which has lots to keep kids and adults happy. There is a scavenger hunt for animal sculptures as well as musical instruments throughout the trail to try. On top of this is a fully accessible treehouse to explore after you’re’ done with your nature hike! In the summer, check out Our Special Harbor Splash ground, a fully accessible FREE splash ground, is also located right next to the playground. There is also a carousel for a small fee. Check their website below for opening hours and the small fees.

Chessies Big Backyard

Chessies Big Backyard. Photo by FamilyTripGuides.

Hours & Tickets

  • Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
  • Free or Paid: Free
  • Cost: Free
  • Buy Tickets in Advance: No
  • Website: Link

Amenities

  • Restrooms: Yes
  • Parking Type: Lot
  • Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

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