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From: Arlington County Parks & Recreation <Arling...@public.govdelivery.com>
Date: 10/20/2020 12:04 AM
Subject: Things To Do with the Arlington Dept. of Parks & Recreation!

Arlington is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. Let's learn together.

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October 20, 2020

Hello Arlington! We hope you are enjoying the start of the week. Here is what is happening in our community this week!

Upcoming November Registrations

Ongoing Registration:

Roller Skates

Outdoor Skate!

Just added! Join us for Outdoor Skate Sat., Oct. 24, 2-3 p.m. or 3:15-4:15 p.m. (both family-friendly) or 4:30-5:30 p.m. (tweens and teens-only) at the Quincy parking deck. Come get your skate on while listening to music. Participants must bring their own skates and wear a mask. Register here #782006 (family) or #782018 (tweens/teens).

RACE: Realizing Arlington’s Commitment to Race Equity

Arlington County works to advance racial equity through numerous initiatives to ensure that all residents are valued educated healthy and safe regardless of race. Join us virtually on Mon., Oct. 26 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. as Samia Byrd, Arlington’s Chief Race and Equity Officer, highlights these efforts exemplifying the County’s deep commitment to equity diversity and inclusion. Register here #911400-13.

Samia Byrd

spider prints

Art with Liz: Spider Prints

It's Spooky Season! Let's celebrate by recreating this awesome spider print with Ms. Liz! All you need is white construction paper, washable black paint, tin foil, toilet paper roll, a marker, googly eyes and glue. Got your materials? Great! Watch the video here.


Show Us Your Nature

Arlington's got nature and we want you to help us document it. From now through Nov. 14, become a citizen scientist by using the iNaturalist app and recording nature in your yard, on your street, anywhere you go for the Nearby Nature Bioblitz! (Psst....you may win a prize doing this!) Note to self: Arlington is updating its master plans for Urban Forestry and Natural Resources. This bioblitz helps us assess our current status. Click here to learn more about the plan and how to get involved.

mushroom picking

Let's Go Mushroom Hunting! 

There are so many different and colorful mushrooms decorating our forest floors and trees right now. Get out into nature this weekend and go mushroom hunting! Find out what you need to be an expert mushroom hunter here.

Visit the Therapeutic Recreation Facebook page for new fun projects for people of varying abilities every weekday at 1 p.m.

skate park

Award-Winning Arlington County Parks & Recreation 

Arlington received three awards from the Virginia Recreation and Park Society at their annual conference earlier this month (other Virginia park agencies selected us as the best based on our population size)!

  • Best New Environmental Sustainability, for the Reforested Floodplain of Bon Air Park.
  • Best New Renovation/Addition, Parks, Playgrounds, Blueways, Greenways and Trails, for Powhatan Springs Skate Park.

Even better! Robin Leonard, Parks & Recreation's Deputy Division Chief

in our Athletic and Facility Services Division received the Distinguished Service Award. It's awarded to professionals who have displayed continuous outstanding service to the profession and community.

Share the Trail: Tip #5 - Be Alert.

Stay in tune with your surroundings when out on the trail.

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