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Upton Hill Regional Park, Arlington

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Upton Hill Regional Park is a regional park located in Arlington, Northern Virginia. The park contains a waterpark, batting cages and a miniature golf course. The batting cages include nine baseball and softball cages. It is owned and operated by the NOVA Parks agency of Northern Virginia.

Upton's Hill played a locally important role during the Civil War, as the Union Army command used the site as its headquarters. A large masonry fort was constructed opposite the road, at the hill's topmost point. This fort was originally called Fort Upton but was later renamed Fort Ramsay. By the end of the war, the Union Army built a tall wooden observation tower atop Congressman Upton's home, affording it line-of-sight communications with the Washington Monument and other observation and signal stations in the region.  

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  • The mini golf is not well maintained this year. There are quite a lot of weeds and no water in the small streams. It was not like this in previous yeas...  more »
  • We had our first and 6th annual family and friends day here. I just love this place. You book your pavilion that will fit about 80 people. They have grills to cookout and the pavilion its perfect...  more »
  • Played fun game of miniature golf, made magical by children's laughter coming from the adjacent water park. I lost to my wife by one point and had to listen to her retell the details of her victory several times on the walk to the picnic area. The picnic area was okay but my dream spots are near water and quiet time. What's funny is that outside of earshot- absent the screams of kids having fun, the blaring PA music was a bit much. Well, we wanted some miniature golf and a picnic and got both. Will do it again but, next time,include the batting cage.
  • This park has a lot to offer. After loving in the area for over 10 years we finally took a gander with friends on the mini golf course. It was a mix bag but mostly par two holes with some challenges that occurred from needed maintenance. Cant wait to go back to check out the pool.
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