Lyon Park Walkabout

This mostly architectural walk through a quiet, centrally located Arlington neighborhood is chock-full of wonderfully restored, early twentieth-century homes—from bungalows to Queen Annes to Four Squares and more. One of Lyon Park’s best kept secrets is its bike path that also doubles as a footpath. And don’t miss the Lyon Park Community Center. Since 1925, it’s been available for everything from private parties to yoga classes.

  • Length: 2.3 miles
  • Terrain: Reasonably level with a couple of moderate inclines
  • Car-Free Access
    To get to the start of each Walkabout route, there are plenty of car-free options.  Visit CarFreeNearMe to determine which of those options, from Capital Bikeshare to ART to Metro, is best for you. 
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  • Acknowledgements: Created with Scott Sowers, a Lyon Park native and stage and screen actor in NYC

Lyon Park News You Can Use

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Map: Lyon Park Walkabout
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This video was created sometime before 2007. Do you know the year? Contact us, below.

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March 10, 2013, 9:58 AM

This is such a creative program and I'm so happy to have found it! My husband and I discovered it while searching for an expensive, fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon. It's so nice to be able to get out, stretch our legs, and see new parts of the city that we otherwise wouldn't have known about. I'm very impressed and grateful to Arlington City. Thank you!

Marjie Mayer
December 6, 2011, 7:41 PM

This film is fun and informative but some of the photography fails to tell the tale! Also, the dedication of the Rockwell Park should be recognized.

"Help us recognize Arlington’s Conservationist of the Year, Ruth Rockwell, who sold .35 wooded acres of land abutting Fillmore Park for a reduced rate of the appraised value in August 2010 so that it could extend the footprint of Fillmore Park."

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