When you feel like you have been inside too long, bring the family out to Ettrick Park. This cute outdoor area provides almost 30 acres of space for you and your loved ones to run around and play in, including two baseball fields, two football fields, three tennis courts, two basketball courts, and a volleyball courts. There is also a shelter with a grill for all of your picnic and barbecuing needs. Your young ones will love playing on their playground. There is also a mile-long walking trail that swerves through the park, giving you a scenic view of the space.
Virginia State Univer
Virginia State University (VSU), a historically black college, began in 1882. The university is the pride of Ettrick, with a student population of more than 5,000 and a beautiful 236-acre campus. Get your degree from one of their five schools, including agriculture, business, engineering, liberal arts, and graduate studies. The university offers 55 degree programs for baccalaureate and masters students as well as two doctoral programs. VSU has a strong community outreach component and, therefore, offers a healthcare initiative to provide free dental care and medical screenings for those underinsured and uninsured in the area.
After a long hard day at work, most people do not want to think about cooking. That is when you gather the kids and head to Bella Pizza. This neighborhood joint is a local favorite, serving up what some would say is the best pizza in the area. Pizza is not the only thing they got going on in this restaurant, however. You get to choose from a multitude of Italian and American classics, including strombolis, calzones, Paninis, pasta, and burgers. Service is fast and the food is delicious. The casual atmosphere makes it perfect for bringing along the kids.