Arlington County Parks and Recreation

Arlington County Parks and Recreation This is the official page for Arlington County, Virginia Department of Parks and Recreation

12/06/2023

Second Saturday Crafternoons, this Sat., Dec. 9! Drop in to the Fairlington Community Center Art Studio any time between 1:30-3:30 p.m. We will be creating holiday cards! FREE.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3ND6bJd

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Middle and high school teens: Don't miss Teen Night at Lubber Run this Sat!Bring your friends for some fun & activities....
12/06/2023

Middle and high school teens: Don't miss Teen Night at Lubber Run this Sat!

Bring your friends for some fun & activities. Join in on sports and games, try out esports, show off your best art project, play board games, and more.

Teen night will take place Dec. 9 from 7-10 p.m. at Lubber Run Community Center.

FREE.

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

On select Saturdays, Lubber Run will be hosting a late-night option for teens to come play games and hang out with friends from 7:00pm-10:00pm.

Just a Few More Days Left to Share Your Input on the Final Draft Concept for Pickleball at Walter Reed.The final draft c...
12/05/2023

Just a Few More Days Left to Share Your Input on the Final Draft Concept for Pickleball at Walter Reed.

The final draft concept for the Walter Reed Outdoor Pickleball Project is now available for community feedback. Explore the project layout & design features through a video presentation then provide your comments now through Dec. 8.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/47Bajka

12/04/2023

Reminder: Winter ENJOY Registration begins tomorrow, Dec. 5!

Registration begins at 12 p.m. for gymnastics classes on Tues., Dec. 5, aquatics & private swim classes on Wed., Dec. 6, and all other classes on Thurs., Dec. 7.

View the guide here: https://bit.ly/3SYRLWW

This is the official page for Arlington County, Virginia Department of Parks and Recreation

12/04/2023

Join us on Friday, December 29 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex from 6pm-8pm and enjoy an evening of ice skating for the whole family. Whether you are new to ice skating, a pro or it’s been a while, we recommend the use of a helmet. Learn more and register here: https://bit.ly/3QZcTdm. We hope to see everyone there!

Interested in volunteering? Find more details and signup here: https://bit.ly/3szdbiK

Register for Winter Break Camps Dec. 21-22 & 27-29!School's out for winter break! Keep your child engaged with our fun b...
12/01/2023

Register for Winter Break Camps Dec. 21-22 & 27-29!

School's out for winter break! Keep your child engaged with our fun break camps. Choose from sports, music or chess and make the holiday one to remember.

Cost: $74-258.

Learn more & register here: https://bit.ly/4a3ygTu

School's out for winter break! Keep your child engaged with our fun break camps.

11/30/2023

Santa wants to hear from you! A special mailbox is set up just for your Santa letters.

Put your letter in the mailbox at the Gulf Branch and Long Branch Nature Centers through Sat., Dec. 23 to ensure timely delivery to the North Pole.

Letters received by Tuesday., Dec.19 will get a postcard from Santa. Be sure to include your home address so Santa knows where to send you a postcard. In the spirit of giving, please also bring any canned food items for the Arlington Food
Assistance Center and place them in the labeled box near the nature center front door.

Where:
Long Branch Nature Center - 625 S Carlin Springs Rd. &
Gulf Branch Nature Center - 3608 Military Rd.

This is the official page for Arlington County, Virginia Department of Parks and Recreation

11/30/2023

There's still time to apply! Come join our team of individuals passionate about enhancing the lives of others through meaningful recreational activities. Our part-time Recreation Assistants play a vital role in supporting participants with disabilities. Apply now and let's create fulfilling experiences together: https://bit.ly/3P571iV

ENJOY Arlington Registration Help this Saturday (Dec. 2)To help you with class registration, we will be open for Saturda...
11/29/2023

ENJOY Arlington Registration Help this Saturday (Dec. 2)

To help you with class registration, we will be open for Saturday hours. Stop by our office at Lubber Run Community Center to create an account, get login information, renew or apply for fee reductions, drop off registration forms, pay account balances and more.

Winter ENJOY Arlington registration will begin Dec. 5-7.
https://bit.ly/3sWSMEw

Get help with class and camp registration from DPR staff!

11/29/2023

Arlington is facing a $25-to-$40-million shortfall as our economy continues to evolve and adapt. This means the County must make difficult budget choices -- this is where you come in.

Share Your Feedback: How Should Arlington Prioritize Spending?
https://publicinput.com/fy2025_english

11/28/2023

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! All of us at Gulf Branch Nature Center are grateful for the beautiful nature, plants, and wildlife that surrounds us! What are you grateful for?

Join Us for Family Skate Night this Sat., Dec. 2.It's going to be a fun filled night at Thomas Jefferson Community Cente...
11/28/2023

Join Us for Family Skate Night this Sat., Dec. 2.

It's going to be a fun filled night at Thomas Jefferson Community Center from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. We encourage you to pre-register online to reserve your skate size.

Beginning this Sat., Family Skate Night will be making a change. A chaperone will be required for all participants under the age of 18.

Learn more & register here: https://bit.ly/49JpEB2

Enjoy a family-friendly skating session on select Saturdays through spring 2024.

11/27/2023

Share Your Input on the Final Draft Concept for Pickleball at Walter Reed.

The final draft concept for the Walter Reed Outdoor Pickleball Project is now available for community feedback. Explore the project layout & design features through a video presentation then provide your comments now through Dec. 8.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/47Bajka

This is the official page for Arlington County, Virginia Department of Parks and Recreation

11/27/2023
Happy Thanksgiving From Arlington Parks & Rec!
11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving From Arlington Parks & Rec!

Holiday Schedule: Thanksgiving, Nov. 23 & Nov. 24All Community Centers are closed.Admin Offices - ClosedClasses - Cancel...
11/22/2023

Holiday Schedule: Thanksgiving, Nov. 23 & Nov. 24

All Community Centers are closed.
Admin Offices - Closed
Classes - Canceled
Centers - Closed
Leagues - Check with your league
Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center - Long Bridge will be closed on Thursday, 11/23. It will reopen on Friday, 11/24 from 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.

11/21/2023

The next Teen Takeover, Winter Wonderland, is Dec. 16 at Drew Community Center!

Enjoy a Super Smash Brothers tournament, nail art, board games, winter themed arts and crafts, laser tag and more.

Learn more & register: https://bit.ly/3G8k1Po

This is the official page for Arlington County, Virginia Department of Parks and Recreation

The Winter ENJOY Arlington is Out!View it here: https://bit.ly/3SYRLWWRegistration begins at 12 p.m. for gymnastics clas...
11/21/2023

The Winter ENJOY Arlington is Out!

View it here: https://bit.ly/3SYRLWW

Registration begins at 12 p.m. for gymnastics classes on Tues., Dec. 5, aquatics & private swim classes on Wed., Dec. 6, and all other classes on Thurs., Dec. 7.

Check out the Winter ENJOY Arlington catalog and all the exciting classes and nature and history programs offered by Arlington Parks and Recreation this winter.

11/20/2023

Sign Up for Winter Adult Basketball!

Registration for winter adult basketball is happening now. Games will begin in January. Registration closes on Sun., Dec. 10.

Learn more and sign up here: https://bit.ly/3sIMSqs

This is the official page for Arlington County, Virginia Department of Parks and Recreation

Join Us for Family Skate Night this Sat., Nov. 18.It's going to be a fun filled night at Thomas Jefferson Community Cent...
11/17/2023

Join Us for Family Skate Night this Sat., Nov. 18.

It's going to be a fun filled night at Thomas Jefferson Community Center from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. We encourage you to pre-register online to reserve your skate size, as they often run out.

Beginning Dec. 2, Family Skate Night will be making a change. A chaperone will be required for all participants under the age of 18.

Learn more & register here: https://bit.ly/49JpEB2

Enjoy a family-friendly skating session on select Saturdays through spring 2024.

Reminder: Fall Fest Teen Takeover this Sat. at Gunston!Our second Teen Takeover will be hosted at Gunston Community Cent...
11/16/2023

Reminder: Fall Fest Teen Takeover this Sat. at Gunston!

Our second Teen Takeover will be hosted at Gunston Community Center with a Fall Fest. On Sat., Nov. 18 from 7-10 p.m., you and your friends will have the community center all to yourself while you enjoy a variety of activities with other teens.

Register here: https://bit.ly/49yhpHY

Join us as we "take over" the Gunston Community Center with a night of games and special fall activities!

Registration is open for Winter 55+ Programs (Dec-Jan-Feb), events and classes!View the guide & register here: https://b...
11/15/2023

Registration is open for Winter 55+ Programs (Dec-Jan-Feb), events and classes!

View the guide & register here: https://bit.ly/30emPsr

Explore the different program offerings and activities in the 55+ Guide and follow the registration instructions in the description or listing.

Congrats to Beth Kiser, Winner of the 2022 Bill Thomas Award for Outstanding Park Service! Beth Kiser, a dedicated volun...
11/14/2023

Congrats to Beth Kiser, Winner of the 2022 Bill Thomas Award for Outstanding Park Service!

Beth Kiser, a dedicated volunteer in Arlington Regional Master Naturalists (ARMN) and co-founder of the ARMN Park Stewards Program, has been named the winner of the 2022 Bill Thomas Award for Outstanding Park Service. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the protection, preservation, and restoration of natural areas Arlington County.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3SHLz5Q

Families Unplugged: Archeology Dig this Sat.  Come do a mini archeological dig with the family led by a real archeologis...
11/14/2023

Families Unplugged: Archeology Dig this Sat.

Come do a mini archeological dig with the family led by a real archeologist on Sat., Nov. 18 from 9-11 a.m. at Lubber Run Community Center. Learn about tools, techniques, and practice skills used at real dig sites. $8 per person.

Learn more and sign up here: https://bit.ly/3Gk0MDV

Learn, Grow, and Play together as a family on select Saturday mornings.

Fall Fest Teen Takeover this Sat. at Gunston!Our second Teen Takeover will be hosted at Gunston Community Center with a ...
11/13/2023

Fall Fest Teen Takeover this Sat. at Gunston!

Our second Teen Takeover will be hosted at Gunston Community Center with a Fall Fest. On Sat., Nov. 18 from 7-10 p.m., you and your friends will have the community center all to yourself while you enjoy a variety of activities with other teens.

Register here: https://bit.ly/49yhpHY

Join us as we "take over" the Lubber Run Community Center with a Glow Party for you and your friends!

Walk with Woodpeckers on Sun., Nov. 12.Join us at sunset to learn about the adaptations of woodpeckers and how to identi...
11/09/2023

Walk with Woodpeckers on Sun., Nov. 12.

Join us at sunset to learn about the adaptations of woodpeckers and how to identify the species that live here during a nature walk. We'll explore the trails in search of bore holes in trees and the telltale tap-tap-tap. Perfect for families. $5 per person.

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

Families. Join us at sunset to learn about the adaptations of woodpeckers and how to identify the species that live here during a nature walk. We'll explore the trails in search of bore holes in trees and the telltale tap-tap-tap. Feel free to bring binoc

The Winter 55+ Guide is Out! Registration begins Nov. 15.View the guide here: https://bit.ly/30emPsr.
11/08/2023

The Winter 55+ Guide is Out! Registration begins Nov. 15.

View the guide here: https://bit.ly/30emPsr.

Explore the different program offerings and activities in the 55+ Guide and follow the registration instructions in the description or listing.

In honor of Veterans Day, on Fri., Nov. 10:All Community Centers are ClosedAdmin Offices - ClosedClasses - CanceledLeagu...
11/07/2023

In honor of Veterans Day, on Fri., Nov. 10:

All Community Centers are Closed
Admin Offices - Closed
Classes - Canceled
Leagues - Check with your league
Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center - Will be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fri., 11/10 and operate with regular hours on Sat., 11/11
Parks - Open

Beautiful fall photos of Lubber Run Park this past weekend courtesy of David Moss Photography.
11/07/2023

Beautiful fall photos of Lubber Run Park this past weekend courtesy of David Moss Photography.

11/07/2023

Come join our team! We are currently hiring for Part-Time Recreation Assistants. If you're passionate about creating inclusive recreational experiences, visit our website to learn more and apply: https://bit.ly/3P571iV

Open Bounce is Back!Children ages 3-9 can bounce freely indoors with three bounce houses at Lubber Run Community Center ...
11/03/2023

Open Bounce is Back!

Children ages 3-9 can bounce freely indoors with three bounce houses at Lubber Run Community Center and Madison Community Center starting Sat., Nov. 4 through April 6! The first Saturday of each month will be hosted at Lubber Run and the rest of the dates are at Madison. $5 per child.

https://bit.ly/3FEVYqW

Let's get crafty! Families Unplugged: Centerpieces   Join our Community Arts team and make a festive fall center piece p...
11/02/2023

Let's get crafty! Families Unplugged: Centerpieces

Join our Community Arts team and make a festive fall center piece perfect for your holiday meals on Sat., Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.-noon at Arlington Mill Community Center. All supplies are provided and please dress to use paints. $8 per person.

Learn more and sign up: https://bit.ly/40oW1ky

Family Night at Carver this Friday.  This fun, free drop-in program for the whole family takes place on the first Friday...
11/01/2023

Family Night at Carver this Friday.

This fun, free drop-in program for the whole family takes place on the first Friday of each month from 6-8 p.m. Come join us for the next family night on Fri., Nov. 3! You and your family will enjoy inflatables, open game room and creative crafts. This program is open to all ages.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/46yZSx7

Register for Adult Winter Basketball!Registration for winter adult basketball is happening now. Sign up for the Eugene J...
10/31/2023

Register for Adult Winter Basketball!

Registration for winter adult basketball is happening now. Sign up for the Eugene J. Green 5v5 Indoor Memorial Basketball League.

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3SD12UP

Eugene J. Green Memorial Winter Basketball League is a competitive recreational league open to all adults ages 18+

10/31/2023

Have a safe & happy Halloween!

This is the official page for Arlington County, Virginia Department of Parks and Recreation

10/29/2023

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