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Play at Brantley Hinshaw Park in Arlington

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Brantley Hinshaw Park is a neighborhood park located at 2121 Overbrook Drive in Arlington. The park feels larger than its 8 acres, which may be due to the wide-open spaces and sparse trees. Despite being nestled among houses, it’s quiet and peaceful.

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While making the park feel bigger than it actually is, the lack of trees also means little shade, and most activities in the park are open to direct sunlight. In this park, however, that’s not as much of an issue as you might think.

A shade structure covers several picnic tables, and there’s a grill nearby, so you can picnic comfortably. Other picnic tables are placed throughout the park, including in the back, some with grills close, so you’ll likely be able to find a spot to cook and eat, even on busy days.

There’s also a sprayground, which will help you keep cool—or cool off if you’ve worked up a sweat—on the hottest days. A couple benches flank the spray grounds, so parents or caregivers can watch all the fun.

On first glance, it seems that all the park has to offer is in the front, near the parking lot, but the concrete multi-use trail travels much farther than you realize and is worth a walk.

For the athletically inclined, there’s a basketball court with four hoops and a practice field with two goal posts. There is also a pretty good-sized playground, with a wide variety of equipment for kids of all ages to play on.

However, the park is located next to Atherton Elementary School, and when school is in session the playground is reserved for schoolchildren.

Additionally, during school zone hours, the portion of Overbrook that provides access to the park’s parking lot is one-way. Keep this in mind when planning a visit so you can get in and out easily.

While you might not want to travel far to visit Brantley Hinshaw Park, for the people who live nearby, this is a really nice little park. I enjoyed my visit, and I’m sure you will, too!

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