Department of Parks and Recreation

LONG BRIDGE PARK

 

Long Bridge Park Soccer Field

Long Bridge Park (Photo © Jesse Snyder Photography)
  Photo © Jesse Snyder Photography

Long Bridge Park

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Compass475 Long Bridge Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
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Park Features

Long Bridge Park is a distinctive showplace of environmentally sound redevelopment, with a central expanse of attractive public green spaces and high-quality outdoor recreation facilities that are accessible to all Arlingtonians, conveniently linked 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, rectangular synthetic turf athletic 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, and a three-quarter acre rain garden that directs runoff from the park's sports fields and parking lot into a planted garden of native shrubs and perennials. It's a great place for train (PDF), plane and bird watching. There are also picnic areas, interpretive displays, restrooms and parking.

Transit and Parking Options

Effective immediately, parking at Long Bridge Park will be free for three hours on weekends and free after 5pm on weekdays. Due to the construction work and lack of sidewalks, parking on Long Bridge Drive is still prohibited. On weekdays, in the park surface lot there is three-hour metered parking during the day until 5pm and there continues to be no parking overnight.

Blue and Yellow Line Metro (Pentagon City 1 mile, Crystal City 1.1 mile, Pentagon 1.2 mile), Metrobus 9A and 23A, and by bicycle (connection to the Mount Vernon Trail is over the railroad tracks and GW Parkway is from the south of the park. The connection is through the connector from National Airport to the Water Park in Crystal City.) Long Bridge Park patrons can enjoy free parking all day on weekends at these nearby garages: 1350 S. Clark Street, 1350 Crystal Drive. The Crystal City parking map (PDF) lists all area garages and locations.

Metered Parking Lot Restrooms Accessible Restroom Drinking Fountain Picnic Tables Stream Paved Trail Soccer or Multi-use Field Ornamental/Rose Garden Art Installation/Monument

Long Bridge Park Synthetic FieldInterested in reserving synthetic field(s) at Long Bridge Park for your league and/or activities? Arlington County Parks & Recreation has ample available space during Winter & Summer months. Please contact the Facilities Scheduling Office at 703-228-1805 or via email at facilitiesscheduling@arlingtonva.us to obtain further information.

Hours: Long Bridge Park has lighted fields and will be open until 11:00pm daily.

Amenities: Metered Parking, Restrooms, Water Fountains, Picnic Tables, Rain Garden, River Views, Paths for walkers and cyclists, and  Wave Arbor (public art piece by Doug Hollis).

Fields: Three lighted synthetic turf rectangular fields and permit information.

Heritage: To many today, Long Bridge Park, formerly known as North Tract is an exciting possibility of running trails, ball fields and facilities to move Arlingtonians to better health. As we move forward to fulfill its great potential, let us consider its storied past.

Awards: Long Bridge Park was named a Regional Conservation Priority by the Washington Smart Growth Alliance Conservation Recognition Jury. Learn more

Vision and Goals: Long Bridge is a distinctive showplace of environmentally sound redevelopment, with a central expanse of attractive public green spaces and high-quality indoor and outdoor recreation facilities that are accessible to all Arlingtonians, conveniently linked with nearby urban corridors and the Potomac riverscape, and coupled with complementary private redevelopment. Learn more

Concepts and Plans: Adopted Master Plan provides balanced programs for indoor and outdoor facilities. Learn more

Have your next event in an Arlington Park! Contact Facilities Scheduling or visit the Rentals Facilities page to find out what you can rent or reserve.

Click to read about Long Bridge Park renovations
Read how a section of Long Bridge Drive is being reconstructed to implement a transportation corridor that provides safe and efficient multimodal access to and through the Long Bridge Park recreation area. The improvements are expected to be finished in the Winter of 2013-14.

 

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