Potomac Overlook Regional Park – VA

Potomac Overlook Regional Park Info:

  • City: Arlington, VA
  • Type: Park
  • Outdoor or Indoor? Outdoor
  • Age Range:
    • Good for Babies? Yes
    • Good for Elementary? Yes
    • Good for Teens? Yes

Hours & Tickets

  • Hours: Park is open sunrise sunset. Nature CenterTue – Sat 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 1 – 5PM Closed Mondays
  • Free or Paid? Free
  • Cost: Free
  • Advance Tickets Required? No

Potomac Overlook Regional Park Amenities

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

More Info:

Wonderful Nature Center with trails, live animals, play areas and live birds of prey. Accessibility Note: The Center is accessible but there is a 0.3 mile walk down a hill to get to the center from the parking lot. You could drive down and drop off I believe which would be much easier! Click here to see my insta reel.

#1 – 😷 Great protocols: One way arrows on the floor, free masks if you need them (100% mask usage), hand sanitizer at each station and we were the only ones there on a week day afternoon. Also when we went they had 2 doors open for air circulation which I loved. ⁣

#2 – 🐢 Animals! Its been a year since we went to the Zoo or inside other nature center. My daughter especially loves animals and was SO excited.⁣

#3 – 🦅 Raptors! They have 3 live raptors who were rescued from car accidents and it was great to learn more.⁣

#4 – 🍃 Hiking trails: They have just 2 miles of hiking trails but very lovely ones and easy with kids (NOT stroller friendly tho)⁣

#5 – 🚻 Restrooms! They have 4 individual restrooms nice and clean. ⁣

🅿️ – You do need to park at the top of the hill at 2845 Marcey Rd, Arlington, Virginia and then walk 300 yards to the nature center. It is a paved road (good for stroller) but only for park vehicles. 

Website: Link.

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Note: This entry was created in Summer 2021 and will be updated on a quarterly basis. Some of the information may be incorrect, especially with re-opening schedules changing hours and ticketing procedures. Please double check with the location for up-to-date info. Thanks so much for understanding!

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