People who live Downtown have a unique opportunity to introduce their children to a variety of different art venues, theatres, and parks. One of the special places to visit Downtown is Huntridge Circle Park. It is centrally located on approximately 3 acres on Maryland Parkway between Charleston Blvd. and Franklin Ave. Children love the play area at the north end of the park and the hilly amphitheater at the south end. In the center of the park is a shaded stage. The neighborhood associations host various events such as outdoor Cinema in the Circle, performances, and holiday parties. The park boasts several round, concrete picnic tables and many mature trees providing shade and the perfect atmosphere for an afternoon lunch or a weekend picnic. There are restrooms and a drinking fountain. Dogs on leashes are welcome and enjoy the spacious grassy area. The park is open daily from 7 AM until 6 PM.
A wonderful place to take the family is only steps away from Circle Park. The Huntridge Pharmacy and Soda Fountain. Opened since 1962, the Huntirdge Soda Fountain has a unique 1950’s atmosphere. Thrifty ice cream, malts and shakes, French fries and hamburgers! All the things that you’d expect to have at a neighborhood soda shop complete with the awesome red swivel counter chairs. The Soda Fountain is opened Monday-Thursday from 9 AM- 8 PM; Friday from 9 AM- 3 PM; closed on Saturday; Sunday from 9 AM- 5 PM.