Upton Hill Regional Park is strategically located in Arlington, Virginia. The entrance to Upton Hill is strategically located at the intersection of Wilson Boulevard and Patrick Henry Dr., approximately 1.5 miles east of Seven Corners on the Arlington-Fairfax county line.
The park features a miniature golf course, batting cages, and a beautiful waterpark. The batting cages include at least nine softball and baseball cages to offer you a memorable park experience. Upton Hill Regional Park is operated and maintained by NOVA Parks Agency.
The park served as the headquarters for the Union Army command during the civil war. During this time, a giant masonry fort was constructed directly opposite the road at the hill’s topmost point. The fort was originally known as Fort Upton, but it was later renamed to Fort Ramsay.
After the civil war, the Union Army constructed a giant control/observation tower at the top of Congressman Upton’s house that provided clear line-of-sight communication with the Washington Monument and other signal stations in the region.
While much of the park is in a forest, there is a large area next to the batting cage that is quite underutilized and serves as a good relaxing point. The area is not part of the natural resources area because of its steep slopes.
If you are looking for an adventurous way of spending time outdoors, this is the place to be. Feel free to bring your family for a day at Upton Hill Regional Park and let them enjoy the magnificent features the park offers. They will splash, soak, and slide at the amazing Ocean Dunes Waterpark, explore the walking trails, practice/compete in one of the batting cages, and finally tee up at the deluxe golf course.
The golf course features what was once the longest miniature golf hole in the world. The miniature course was designed by one of the most popular mini-golf designers in the world, Jim Bryant.
In addition to the large pool, golf course, and batting cages, the park also features several great trails that run through the forest. The trails offer you an incredible opportunity to hike, walk, and enjoy nature at its best with the whole family.
The trails mostly explore the wooded area around the Ocean Dunes Waterpark complex and offer magnificent views of nature. It also provides great views of the surrounding area thanks to its elevated heights. Interpretive signs have been erected at strategic points along the trail to guide you throughout the journey.
The swimming lessons offered within the park are a great way for your children to brush up their water skills and enjoy quality time outdoors. The park has employed qualified trainers who offer classes for everyone- from amateur beginners to highly skilled and competitive swimmers. They also offer private lessons for one-on-one training.
Upton Hill Regional Park is open every day, and entry fees vary depending on age and day of the week. Plans are underway to build a zipline and ropes course within the park.
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