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Monday, December 8, 2014

Flashback Monday: Another Lost Playground of Reston

Lost Playground
Our Facebook BFFs at Reston, Remember When recently posted this exciting photo of a no-longer-extant playground along the idyllic shores of Lake Anne. Like another long-lost playground that once helped convince skeptical families to Make The Reston Dream Theirs, this one also has some nice skull-crackin' concrete adornments that would give the personal injury lawyers of today fever dreams of upgraded leather trim in their BMWs.

Culvert 2
Nothing says "fun" like playing in a half-buried concrete culvert!

Or maybe we've got this all wrong. Given the location along Lake Anne, maybe this wasn't meant to be a playground at all. Instead, this could have been a never-completed upgrade to the jet-age air conditioning system, in hopes of opening the floodgates of chilled "cooled" lake water to a sweltering populace, the end.



2 comments:

  1. Funny. Looks to me like the storm sewer contractors forgot to clean up their extra materials before they left the jobsite.

    Either that or it's the pre-cursor to some New Age Bomb Shelter Goodness ala Reston.

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  2. Conjunction JunctionDecember 8, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    So much for the early plans to put the Silver Line underground through Reston. (The trains would have had to have been a bit smaller though.)

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