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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.


  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.

  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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