Arlington County Parks and Recreation

Arlington County Parks and Recreation This is the official page for Arlington County, Virginia Department of Parks and Recreation. Online Public Participation policy: http://ht.ly/2ezu30l9F1Y

Operating as usual

Soggy Fields ... no one likes them.Learn why Arlington closes fields when they are soggy.http://bit.ly/2Q30SDu  #Arlingt...
03/29/2021

Soggy Fields ... no one likes them.
Learn why Arlington closes fields when they are soggy.
http://bit.ly/2Q30SDu #ArlingtonVA

03/26/2021
Spring Fling Obstacle Course

Spring has Sprung! Join the Super Squad this weekend to celebrate our Spring Fling obstacle courses! We went to eight different parks and created different variations of the obstacle course for you and your families to enjoy! Visit Barcroft, Bluemont, Fairlington, Fort Barnard, Gunston, Langston-Brown, Rocky Run, and Thomas Jefferson Parks starting today and share your obstacle course photos on social media with the hashtag #DPRSuperSquad and #chalkhopchallenge and tag @arlparksrec. See a course in action! Learn more: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/super-squad/

FOX 5 Field Trip to Highlands Park
03/26/2021
FOX 5 Field Trip to Highlands Park

FOX 5 Field Trip to Highlands Park

Susan Kalish of the Arlington County Parks and Recreation Department talks to FOX 5’s Kevin McCarthy about its cherry blossoms offering.

03/25/2021
Arlington County Recreation, Youth & Family Programs

Arlington County Recreation, Youth & Family Programs

📢Calling all artists (that's everyone)!📢 Join Ms. Jen to paint Georgia O'Keefe style violets. A native wildflower to Virginia, violets help the honeybee population. 💐🐝

We'd love to see a picture of your painting in the comments 📲

Share Your Thoughts on the Final Draft Design for a New Park in Crystal City!The final draft design for New Park at Sout...
03/25/2021

Share Your Thoughts on the Final Draft Design for a New Park in Crystal City!

The final draft design for New Park at South Eads Street and Army Navy Drive is finally here! Learn about the feedback we heard, view the updated concept, and share your thoughts now through March 31! Don't forget to visit the project page to sign up for updates and next steps as the project moves forward.

https://bit.ly/39ffmLy

A few spaces remain for the Intro to Origami Paper Cranes program for ages 11+ this Sun., March 28, 11 a.m. at Virginia ...
03/24/2021
Intro to Origami Paper Cranes - Parks & Recreation

A few spaces remain for the Intro to Origami Paper Cranes program for ages 11+ this Sun., March 28, 11 a.m. at Virginia Highlands Park as part of the Cherry Blossom Festival programming in Arlington!

Sign up here: https://bit.ly/3f4Jz3x
#ArlingtonVA

Learn how to make origami paper cranes at this class for beginners on Sun., March 28, 11 a.m.-noon!

03/24/2021

We are experiencing issues with Summer Camp Registration and our vendor is working with us at this time. Please document your issue in an Email to us ([email protected]), but continue to try if you are able to. If you contact us via email DO NOT SEND CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.

03/23/2021
Arlington County Recreation, Youth & Family Programs

Arlington County Recreation, Youth & Family Programs

Brood X is coming!! Here's three fun facts about cicadas:

1. The loud buzzing sound you hear is from male cicadas (females make a much quieter sound).
2. There are three species of 17-year cicadas. Brood X includes all three!
3. Cicadas love the sound of motors, so get ready for them to land on you if you use power tools or lawn mowers!

Now that you're an expert, fold your own origami cicada with Mr. Ken from Gulf Branch Nature Center.

Arlington County Parks and Recreation's cover photo
03/23/2021

Arlington County Parks and Recreation's cover photo

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s this week’s Super Squad chalk obstacle courses! Visit Monroe Park, Oak Grove Park and West...
03/22/2021

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s this week’s Super Squad chalk obstacle courses! Visit Monroe Park, Oak Grove Park and Westover Park this week and share your obstacle course photos on social media with the hashtag #DPRSuperSquad and #chalkhopchallenge and tag @arlparksrec. Learn more: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/super-squad/.

Looking to play adult softball this spring? Don’t have a team to join? Join us as a free agent for the 2021 softball sea...
03/22/2021

Looking to play adult softball this spring? Don’t have a team to join? Join us as a free agent for the 2021 softball season! A coed free agent showcase will be held at Gunston Park Field #1 this Sat., March 27, 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your skills to existing teams who may be seeking additional players for their roster. Learn more about the adult softball league: https://bit.ly/3lANoik.

Art in Bloom at Long Bridge Park! “2021” by Woojung Lee, one of the 26 Cherry Blossom sculptures commissioned for this y...
03/19/2021

Art in Bloom at Long Bridge Park! “2021” by Woojung Lee, one of the 26 Cherry Blossom sculptures commissioned for this year’s festival, has been installed at the Crystal Drive entrance of Long Bridge Park through April 11.

Go check it out and, while you’re at it, stop by Virginia Highlands Park for dozens of Cherry Blossom Festival programs happening March 19-April 11: https://aurorahighlands.org/cherryblossom/.

03/18/2021
Arlington County Recreation, Youth & Family Programs

Arlington County Recreation, Youth & Family Programs

Does your family incorporate sensory play? It's super simple- check out these 10 ideas in under 3 minutes with Ms. Molly.

Which of the 10 is your favorite idea?

03/17/2021
Last day to share your feedback is tomorrow (3/18)!The Commons Clarendon (Market Common) Public Space at the intersectio...
03/17/2021

Last day to share your feedback is tomorrow (3/18)!

The Commons Clarendon (Market Common) Public Space at the intersection of North Edgewood Street and Clarendon Boulevard is undergoing a redesign. Take a moment to watch a short video presentation and let us know your thoughts.
https://bit.ly/3kSF115

03/17/2021
Arlington, Virginia's Magnolia Bog

Alonso Abugattas, Arlington County’s Natural Resources Manager, takes us on a tour of our Magnolia Bog, thought to be one of only 12 such sites in the world.

Alonso Abugattas, Arlington County’s Natural Resources Manager, takes us on a tour of our Magnolia Bog, thought to be one of only 12 such sites in the world.

Last chance to register for these great FREE Cherry Blossom programs happening this weekend at Virginia Highlands Park! ...
03/17/2021

Last chance to register for these great FREE Cherry Blossom programs happening this weekend at Virginia Highlands Park! Check out what’s happening throughout the festival, March 19-April 11: https://aurorahighlands.org/cherryblossom/

- Storytime in the Park (ages 2-5): Sat., March 20, 9:30-10 a.m. Register here: https://bit.ly/38PRGNu
- Storytime in the Park (ages 6-8): Sat., March 20, 10:45-11:15 a.m. Register here: https://bit.ly/3t7sGJq
- Teen Fitness Obstacle Course: Sun., March 21, 2-3:30 p.m. Register here: https://bit.ly/38uMbDH

03/16/2021
Arlington County Recreation, Youth & Family Programs

Arlington County Recreation, Youth & Family Programs

Add a powerful skill to your child's toolbox! From cleaning their room to starting school work, task initiation can be difficult for kids. Watch this video with your children and pick some of Ms. Chloe's tips to get started on difficult things.

Keep your eyes open for a Leprechaun Jim shamrock and comment when it shows up in the video!

Virtual Summer Camp Parent Information Session Wed., March 17 @ 6:30 p.m.Learn more: https://bit.ly/3bUQw5w
03/16/2021

Virtual Summer Camp Parent Information Session Wed., March 17 @ 6:30 p.m.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3bUQw5w

Design and decorate your own wooden photo frame with our April Art to Go Box! Each box contains the supplies to create f...
03/16/2021

Design and decorate your own wooden photo frame with our April Art to Go Box! Each box contains the supplies to create four 5” x 7” wood frames. $20 per box.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3tJ2ndK
#ArlingtonVA

03/13/2021
Looking to play adult softball this spring? Don’t have a team to join? Join us as a free agent for the 2021 softball sea...
03/12/2021

Looking to play adult softball this spring? Don’t have a team to join? Join us as a free agent for the 2021 softball season.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3ld2DO0

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s this week’s Super Squad chalk obstacle courses! Visit Drew Park, Fort Ethan Allen Park and...
03/12/2021

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s this week’s Super Squad chalk obstacle courses! Visit Drew Park, Fort Ethan Allen Park and Lyon Village Park this weekend and share your obstacle course photos on social media with the hashtag #DPRSuperSquad and #chalkhopchallenge and tag @arlparksrec. Learn more: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/super-squad/.

Summer camp returns to Arlington in 2021 and we need your help to make it our best summer ever! We are creating a "welco...
03/12/2021

Summer camp returns to Arlington in 2021 and we need your help to make it our best summer ever! We are creating a "welcome to summer" video to use for camp staff training – they would love to hear from their favorite campers (you!).

Please submit a video by Fri., April 2. Details, including what to say and do in the video and how to record, can be found on the submission page: https://bit.ly/3rKp0Nn.

Thanks for participating and happy camping!

Spring Break in a Bag: Jump into a fun-filled spring break in your own home. Each bag has all the supplies you need for ...
03/11/2021
Families Unplugged At Home - Spring Break in a Bag - Parks & Recreation

Spring Break in a Bag: Jump into a fun-filled spring break in your own home. Each bag has all the supplies you need for a fun week including craft projects & exciting games. $20 per bag.

Register: https://bit.ly/3cnYSkR.

Jump in to a fun-filled spring break in your own home, on your own time with our Spring Break in a Bag program! This special edition of Families Unplugged at Home will let your creativity and imagination come alive with a fun filled week of activities all within your bag. Each bag provides all the [...

Address


General information

We are committed to informing the community and news media of public events handled by or involving our agency. We are committed to a thorough and transparent process in which we share information among staff, community, and the media for thoughtful conversations about policies and programs that benefit the greatest good. Social Media General Terms of Use: https://www.arlingtonva.us/terms-conditions/#policy

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Arlington County Parks and Recreation posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Arlington County Parks and Recreation:

Videos

Nearby government services

Comments

From VNPS Potowmack Chapter vice president Mark Murphy: Watch the video recording of Rod Simmons' presentation "Native Biodiversity Conservation and Restoration Challenges in Urbanized Areas" to the VNPS Pocahontas Chapter on February 4.
Just a reminder that park users should not do this. It happens every weekend.
How do I cancel a registration in RecTrac?
Are grass fields open this afternoon? The phone message hasn't been updated like it was supposed to be.
It's nice when you are watching the news and one of your parks is used for the live shot. On the left side of the picture is Long Bridge park in Arlington County. We maintain the lights,
Thanks Arlington County Parks and Recreation for the free Plein Air Watercolor class today!
So..... When are we going to be able to play tennis again?
Thanks for the craft ideas! Our family enjoyed making these characters after dinner one night last week.
Hello Arlington County Parks and Recreations Facebook followers! My name is Mira Gross. I am a Fitness and Pilates class instructor for Arlington County 55+ Program. As everyone is I am sure aware of, all the county exercise programs are cancelled until June 10 due to COVID-19 outbreak. During this time it is important that everyone still continues taking good care of their physical (and mental) health, and stay positive! I first created a weekly exercise class schedule via Zoom app for my Arlington County students and my friends to continue taking good care of their physical health and staying strong: we have been now exercising for a week and it has been great!! If YOU would be interested in joining these classes I teach from my home online Fitness Studio, please send me an email at [email protected] and I will be happy to tell you more. Please see the class schedule below for the week of Monday April 6 (I provide more details via email). Classes are suitable for everyone who is interested in taking good care of their physical health. (There may be some changes to this schedule week by week.): Core Conditioning & Strength on Monday April 6 at 9:30 - 10:20am Stretching on Monday April 6 at 10:30 - 11:20am Mat Pilates (beginner & intermediate levels) on Monday April 6 at 12:00 - 12:50pm Power Pilates on Tuesday April 7 at 9:00 - 9:50am Healthy Hips & Shoulders on Tuesday April 7 at 10:00 - 10:50am Fusion Pilates (Combination of Power & Mat Pilates) on Wednesday April 8 at 11:00 - 11:50am Good Balance on Wednesday April 8 at 12:00 - 12:15pm Targeted Workout: Strong Feet, Ankles & Hips on Wednesday April 8 at 12:30 - 1:00pm Targeted Workout: Strong Butt, Hips & Thighs on Thursday April 9 at 8:30 - 9:00am Advance Mat Pilates on Thursday April 3 at 9:30 - 10:20am Mat Pilates (beginner & intermediate levels) on Friday April 10 at 9:00 - 9:50am Targeted workout: Strong Abs & Healthy Back on Friday April 10 at 1:00 - 1:30pm
Are there still b-ball championship games scheduled today? Today in the paper, guy who guarded Gobert in the NBA now has covid. Wouldn’t the responsible thing to do be cancel the games? The guys can claim co-champions.
I'm not sure I've ever experienced a hot theater. Sauna like.😄🤣😓
The zombie event at Bon Air was canceled/rolled into the Arlington mill event, yes?