Check Out What's Happening in Arlington County Parks

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parks and rec news

September 29, 2020

Hello Arlington! We hope you are having a ball this fall!! Don't forget we have nearly 200 great Programs in the Park happening in our parks in October. We also have our virtual programs for you to enjoy in the comfort of your home.

Fun Things For Kids and Teens After School this Oct.

  • Have pre-school or elementary school kids at home? Join our Rec @ Home program every weekday at 3 p.m. on Facebook. You'll find different weekly themed activities each school day. 
    • Mondays: Welcome Ceremony or Story Time
    • Tuesdays: Learning Activity
    • Wednesdays: Active Game
    • Thursdays: Art Project
    • Fridays: Virtual Field Trip or Family Event
  • Free outdoor family fun with Rec on Wheels! This week, join us from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for movement games and arts and crafts projects at various locations throughout the week! Beginning next week (Oct. 5) you can join us for the same fun activities at new times: 4-5 p.m. or 5:15-6:15 p.m.This program is open to all ages but geared toward ages 2-10. Register here #782006.
  • After School Program for Teens: Join us for classic rec room games like ping pong, pool, air hockey, carrom, board games, arts & crafts and interactive inflatables or just chill with friends listening to your favorite tunes in the park. Mondays and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. on the Thomas Jefferson Center grounds. Register here: #782018.
  • Games with a Twist: Teens – join us each week on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. for a traditional game with a unique twist. Register here: #782018.

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Virtual Teen Social Club

Teens with developmental disabilities are invited to join our virtual clubs. Each virtual club will have socializing time, games, scavenger hunts, guest speakers, current events, dance parties or learning something new with our Therapeutic Recreation staff. Let's build the club that works for you! Register here: #922010-TV.

EcoAction Arlington is pleased to offer free redbud seedlings while supplies last. Fill out an online reservation form and pick up your tree at the designated site.

Virtual Art with Liz: Mexican Folk Mirrors

Let's celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! This week learn about Mexican Folk Mirrors and recreate them with Liz. Watch this video as she walks us through it.


press club

History Meets the News Virtually

For 112 years, the National Press Club has been the hub of journalism in the nation’s capital. Gil Klein, journalist and former NPC president, will discuss his new book Tales from the National Press Club and share legendary stories of political figures, journalists and celebrities who made history at the Club at this virtual program for ages 55+. Register here #911400-05.

Trail Tip #3: Standing Still? Stand Aside. 

Even on those spectacular days where it feels like you have the trail to yourself, you never know when an person is just up the steep hill or right around that sharp corner. So if you’re stopping to stretch, tie your shoelaces, do a set of split jumps or snap a photo—no matter how briefly—it’s always best to stand aside—for your safety and for others.Taking a break? Take it off the trail. Watch here.

nature fact

Firearms are banned in Arlington County government buildings, parks, recreation and community centers, and at certain special events. The ordinance also applies to concealed carry permit-holders. Learn more.