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“Feels like a drive in the country” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fort Hunt Park

Fort Hunt Park
Ranked #20 of 87 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Alexandria, Virginia
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Feels like a drive in the country”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Fort Hunt Park can be very crowded at times with no parking available in the summer; but most of the time parking can be found. There are lots of family activities, the park itself is a little over a mile in circumference so there are a lot of walkers and joggers there who share the road with cars in a one way direction around the park. Also, handicapped accessible spots, however just as to err on the side of safety, I would not recommend walking there alone because there are thickets of woods nearby and a fence is broken so anyone can access it other than the main driveway which is right off the G.W Parkway.

Visited February 2014
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New Mexico
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93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fort hunt park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

I enjoy having picnics at ForHunt Park and walking around the grassy areas. It is easily accessed from the George Washington Parkway or Fort Hunt Road.

Visited April 2014
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United States
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204 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“lovely area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

you can picnic or just roam around, very large area with parking which is always a plus. just off the gw parkway, so very easy to get to

Visited May 2014
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Alexandria, VA
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1,576 reviews
720 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 512 helpful votes
“A Delightful Respite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

This is a large, beautiful park just off the GW Parkway south of Alexandria, A former military installation and a POW camp for German prisoners, its history has only recently been discovered with a few stories shared somewhat reluctantly by American guards who were sworn to silence. There is still evidence of the fort as well as the camp throughout.. A number of picnic pavilions as well as tables scattered about with plenty of parking. Good walking opportunities as well as green grass and trees that provide a retreat from asphalt and concrete. Plenty of room for quiet gatherings and solitary strolls or runs. Reservations required for the pavilions but everything else is first-come-first served. Even when there are crowds, you won't hear them.

Visited May 2014
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Seven Corners, Virginia
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589 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Best place for large gatherings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

As noted in previous review this is a large and beautiful park good for jogging, bicycling and especially great for large picnic groups. "Area A" is a largest site with a pavilion and a stage. It is easily able to accomodate few hundred people. And a beauty is that sites are so spread out that people don't get into each others way. Garbage bins and bathrooms are abundant.
A word of warning. Make sure you follow parking rules or you WILL get a $95 ticket.

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