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Lyon Park


Lyon Park is residential neighborhood community located in Arlington County, Virginia. See Lyon Park Location map, Lyon Park Neighborhod map, and Lyon Park Zoning map. Lyon Park contains about 5000 residents living in 2500 households. Neighborhood demographic statistics are available here. Founded in 1919, it features a variety of homes and buildings built in the following years. Click here to see a history of the neighborhood and the designation of the neighborhood as a Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places. This designation imposes no restrictions on property owners but rather provides opportunites and incentives to maintain the character of contributing historic structures in the neighborhood Lyon Park is served by three neighborhood organizations working together: Lyon Park Citizens Association, Lyon Park Community Center and Lyon Park Woman’s Club.

The Lyon Park neighborhood has three parks within its boundaries. The Lyon Park parkground is located on North Pershing Drive between North Fillmore and North Garfield Streets. The community has supported the Park as a small children's playground and has maintained its charming character as such. The park is designated as dog-free. The Park and the Community House are also host to a number of community-oriented entertainment events during the year, which help to give Lyon Park its distinctive feel as a cohesive neighborhood. Clay Park, located within Lyon Park on N. 7th Street between North Highland and North Garfield Streets, is owned and maintained by the County. It has a gazebo, a school-age playground, and an outdoor basketball court. Fillmore Park is located off North Fillmore Street between the Long Branch Elementary School and the County bike path and is also a County park. It has picnic tables, a school-age playground, and a youth baseball field.

The Arlington County Public Schools which neighborhood children attend include Long Branch Elementary School, located in Lyon Park, and Thomas Jefferson Middle School, within walking distance
of the neighborhood. (We could refer here to info about the PTA associations, to be added on the Other Organizations page)

The Lyon Park community enjoys its closeness to the developing Clarendon district of Arlington, with its varied dining, shopping, and lively entertainment. The neighborhood has excellent access to public transportation; the Clarendon Metro Stop is within walking distance and there is bus service on the major thoroughfares through the community. However, despite its proximity to the "urban village," Lyon Park retains its character as a quiet, well-established suburban neighborhood.

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