Our first stop on this tour is Trailside Park. This 20 acre park has plenty of space for all your outdoor activity needs. Got a little league star in the family? Enjoy the park’s baseball diamond and batting cages. This park is also home to the Madison Small memorial softball complex.
Recently, Trailside Park got an upgrade with its very own roller hockey rink, which was in coordination with The Washington Capital’s hockey team to help grow the sport of hockey in the region. Go Caps!
If you would rather spend some time in nature, Trailside park is right next to the Washington and Old Dominion Trail. This paved trail is 45 miles long and allows you to experience a mix of urban landscape and serene countryside.
Continue Straight down Claiborne Parkway and take a left onto Hay Road.
Enjoy the scenery! Ashburn Park is coming up next. A left turn on Partlow Road will get ya there. Just follow your navigation!
Next on our tour is Ashburn Park. If you’ve got little ones in tow, you’ve come to the right place. Ashburn park offers plenty of playground space with play equipment suitable for all ages.
No need to worry about fighting for a swingset, this park offers plenty of swings and slides to play on, making playtime a breeze.
For the more “mature” visitors, enjoy the nature loop around the park that offers a cozy, quiet walk as well as tranquil views of Beaverdam Run.
If you’re looking to host a picnic or outdoor gathering make sure to call and inquire about their pavilion rentals.
On your way out make sure to stop by The Difference Baker. It’s on the right hand side of Ashburn Road. This bakery is certified gluten, soy, peanut, and tree-nut free, so anyone with allergies can rest assured their treats are free from cross contamination.
Enjoy all your bakery classics like freshly fried donuts, cinnamon rolls or my personal favorite, snickerdoodles. A sweet treat is a great way to finish off a fun day at the park.
Head on back to Ashburn Road, turn right, and then make sure to take a left at Farmwell Road.
Keep your eyes peeled, we will be passing the scenic Cedar Lake on your left. Enjoy catch and release fishing or taking your kayak onto the water. Just watch out for any geese that may try to steal your bait.
Follow your navigation as you head to our next park on this list, Hampshire Park!
If you’re looking for something to do when it's cold, head over to the Ashburn Ice House on your left. Ashburn Ice House offers an indoor skating rink that has public skating as well as private lessons.
Want to get your own pair of skates? Ashburn Ice House has its own Pro-Shop on-site, giving you easy access to all your skating needs.
You’ve got to visit on Friday Nights for their Rocking Skate where you can enjoy skating with music and even a disco ball! Groovy!
Next stop is Hampshire Park on the left. Though Hampsire park is on the smaller side, don’t let that fool you. There's plenty of fun to be had here. With great parking and convenient access to the W&OD trail, this is a great place to come with your bikes.
The Washington and Old Dominion Trail, or better referred to as The W&OD, is 45 miles of paved trail that goes through both the urban landscape and rural countryside of Northern Virginia, making this trail one of the most diverse trails in the state. There is also a 35 mile adjacent Equestrian path, so even horses can enjoy the trail!!
Did you know the W&OD is considered a commuter route? Many people use the W&OD trail as a means of commuting between work or school.
If you’d rather work on some fundamentals, enjoy the two lacrosse fields perfect for running drills or practicing tricks!
Right by the park is The Northern Virginia Badminton Academy, offering 9 indoor badminton courts. The Academy is open to players of all ages and experience levels.
Make sure to take a left onto Gloucester Parkway.
Up ahead you'll see our next park on your left, Ray Muth Sr. Memorial Park. Ray Muth Sr. Memorial park offers 17 acres of multi-use land including a soccer and football field. Did you know Loudon offers its own adult soccer league? Yeah! Everyone of all ages can get on the field and have fun.
There is also an Handicap accessible trail, perfect for all athletic abilities.
Did you know Ray Muth Sr. Memorial Park is named after the former Ashburn Fire and Rescue Chief?
The Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue started in 1944 after the small farming community suffered a devastating house fire.
Since then, Ashburn has grown considerably in size. It was Ray Muth who was instrumental in making sure Ashburn’s Fire Department was equipped for the changing population size. He was also inducted into the Fire Service Hall of Fame.
Continue following your navigation.
As you drive through Ashburn, it’s crazy to think less than 100 years ago, this was all farmland!
Our last stop on this tour is Central Park One Loudoun. Enjoy a quiet greenspace, away from the excitement of Loudoun One. With the proximity of Trader Joes right near the park, this is a great place to enjoy an impromptu picnic. Did you know their plaza even offers Wifi?
Now you can enjoy working from home while basking in the warmth of the sun.
In the warmer months, you’ll often find movie showings projected in the park, perfect for a summer night. Central Park One Loudoun is also host to the Eatloco Farmers Market which offers over 100 local vendors to choose from, making it one of the largest markets in Virginia.
If you visit, you really should try some of the Fresh, New York style Bagels from Bagel Joy!
When the holiday season comes around, you’ve got to visit to see the spectacular annual lights show, perfect for all ages.
That concludes our tour of our parks tour of Ashburn. Are you a fan? I am. Thanks for taking the tour and let’s hang out again sometime. Until then, so long and happy touring!