Department of Parks and Recreation




Long Branch Park Building

Long Branch Park Squirrel

Long Branch Park Winter Woods

Compass625 S. Carlin Springs Rd.
Arlington, VA 22204
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Long Branch Park and Natural Area is a 17 acre forested stream valley park that is home to Long Branch Nature Center.

Park Features

Parking Lot Restrooms Accessible Restroom Stream Bridge Paved Trail Nature Trail Ornamental/Rose Garden Amphitheater Nature Center

Hours of Operation:
Sunday and Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12 noon - 5:00 p.m.
Park is open from dawn to dusk.

Amenities: Restrooms (accessible, in center), Stream (Should my dog play in the stream? - PDF), Bridge, Paved Trail, Nature Trails, Native Plant Gardens, Amphitheater

Description: 17acres of Oak-Hickory Forest connecting to Glencarlyn Park, with access to Long Branch stream, Four-Mile Run and the W&OD bike trail. The nature center features animal exhibits, a children's discovery room, an indoor pond, many educational programs, and Invasive Plants Removal Events.

View our Programs in: The Snag

Contact Information:
625 S. Carlin Springs Rd.
Arlington, VA 22204

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Nature abounds at Long Branch Nature Center and Park! Check out these beautiful photos of birds at Long Branch taken by photographer Paula Sullivan. View Photo Gallery! (Note: By clicking on the link, you will be taken outside the County website. Arlington County is not responsible for images and content contained therein.)

Last Modified: April 21, 2014
2100 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201 Tel: 703-228-3000 TTY: 703-228-4611