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“Peaceful, pretty, and spacious”

Algonkian Regional Park
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Sterling
Certificate of Excellence
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Sterling, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Peaceful, pretty, and spacious”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a lovely regional park. Lots of outdoor space and great, leisurely walking trails. Reservation fees for shelters/cooking areas are reasonable and parking is adequate or sufficient most days. I haven't explored the water park yet, but it looks clean and fun. It's usually busy, but not overly so during the week.The walking trails are low-key and not strenous. The only real drawback, is that the river itself does have some pollution issues - so there is junk piled up in some areas - not the park's fault. Also, some people will sit in the usually quieter areas and then blast music. Personally, i think this is kind of rude. Some people will smoke and that's rude, too. And then there is the requisite dog-deposits. You have to watch out for those. Like all parks, it has its plusses and minuses - but overall it's a lovely park, year round.

Visited June 2014
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Sterling, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
673 reviews
242 attraction reviews
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“Golf course is in excellent condition”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

A weekday walking rate is very reasonable -- $21 for 18 before twilight, 13.50 for 9, and 10.50 for 9 after twilight. The course is in as good a shape as I have ever seen it -- greens are smooth, and firm, and almost all the traps have been renovated with new sand and improved drainage.

Visited June 2014
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Sterling, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Park visit with Church”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great venue for having an event. Church related event that included service, food and event set up and break down.

Visited June 2014
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virginia beach,va
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“North Face Endurance Races”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Wow, there is so much to do at this park. The trails are beautiful. The baseball fields are very well maintained. Biking would have been nice but we didn't bring our bikes. Paddle boating is so much fun and a good way to see much of the park. Truly a beautiful park.

Visited June 2014
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Reston, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nice View of The River”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

I met some friends here so we could walk our dogs. I liked the pathway near the river. Humans and canines enjoyed the park. We even saw a few deer! Of course, the deer mean that it is important to check humans and canines for ticks before leaving. There was a reasonably large gravel parking area.

I have heard the waterpark is fun. I have not tried it. There are lovely picnic areas (we had a company picnic here several years ago).

This is a nice place to spend a day away from traffic/noise/crowds.

Visited March 2014
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