Obviously, different ideas will appeal to different residents in different age groups. But we are open for ideas. If you have any “must-dos” of summer (even better: with a photo of you/your family participating in said event), email us at [email protected] and we will consider it.
Bucket List Item No. 3: Play in a stick house, splash in a fountain
Head on over to Town Square Park for an hour or two. The park is located at the far end of Reston Town Center, at the intersection of Explorer and Market Streets.
There, you will find public art disguised as a playground.
Artist Patrick Dougherty’s A Bird in the Hand house made of sticks was installed in April. The sculpture, built of local saplings, evokes an abode where Hansel and Gretel would have lived or maybe where Shrek would hang out.
In any case, youngsters are encouraged to run through it, play hide and seek and use their imagination.
After that, head to the other end of the block-long park, and cool off. The splash fountains are finally up and running after being closed last summer for repair.
Cap it all off with a frozen treat from Iceberry on Market Street across from the park, and then cross another trip off your summer bucket list.
Photos: Top – Splash fountain; Bottom – public art stick house
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