Jun 12 Dog Parks, Basketball & Volleyball Reopen

Dog Parks, Basketball & Volleyball Reopen Friday, Jun 12
Arlington is reopening its dog parks, basketball courts and volleyball courts on Friday, June 12, for people who practice social distancing and follow posted guidelines.

Special Additional Dog Park Rules
● Don’t touch entry gate, bag stations, trash cans or other surfaces with your bare hands.
● Use gloves or cover your hand with a dog waste bag first.
● Refrain from petting dogs other than your own.
● No spitting, chewing gum or sharing snacks.

Special Additional Basketball & Volleyball Rules
● Limit spectators to parents, guardians or caretakers supervising children.
● Limit use of basketball courts to non-contact games.
● Wash your hands before and after you visit.
● When possible, only play with family members or those in your household.
● Avoid touching gates or fences.
● No spitting, chewing gum or sharing snacks.

Reopening Safety Guidelines and Restrictions Page

Arlington County 2020 Summer Camps Canceled

Arlington County 2020 Summer Camps Canceled
Parks and Recreation announced “in accordance with the health and safety guidelines of state, national and camp officials during the COVID-19 pandemic, Arlington County is cancelling summer camps for 2020.” It is “not confident all campers and staff would be able to safely enjoy an even modified camp experience.” Credits will be provided to all who previously signed up.

News Release

Aug 12-16 Arlington County Fair CANCELLED

Aug 12-16 Arlington County Fair CANCELLED
When: Aug 12-16, 2020
Where: Thomas Jefferson Community Center
The Arlington County Fair is one of the largest free events on the East Coast and has been providing quality entertainment for over 40 years! Attendees come from all over the region to enjoy competitive exhibits, midway rides and games, free live entertainment, dozens of vendors and more!

County Fair Website

Egg Hunt Social Distancing Version

Egg Hunt Social Distancing Version
1) Decorate some paper eggs on an 8.5×11 paper sheet. You can download a template to print and color at Simple Mom Project
2) Post your eggs in a front window where they can easily be seen from the street. Please display them from Sat, Mar 28 to Tues, Apr 14.
3) Go for a walk around the neighborhood with your kids to see how many eggs you can find! Please walk only with members of your household, not in large groups.

Sorry, no prizes this year. Thanks, and stay safe and healthy!


Big List of Cancelled Events

Big List of Cancelled Events
County cancelling most events. County Online List
Parks & Rec Cancels Everything
● All DPR Activities and Programs Canceled Now through April 20
● DPR Facility Rentals Canceled Effective March 16 (Monday)
● DPR Sports Leagues Cancelled Effective March 16 (Monday)
Details at Parks & Rec
Four Courts Four Miler Cancelled
This Sat’s (Mar 14) planned road closures on Wilson Blvd and Route 110 will not occur.
Quarterfest Scheduled for Saturday, May 16 is Cancelled.
Hope to move forward with other, smaller events in the future.
Arlington Soccer Association Suspending Operations
Suspending practices and games until at least the end of March.
Arlington Youth Baseball, Softball Leagues Suspended
Marymount University extends its spring break
No in-person classes. Classes will resume online only.
Rosslyn BID cancels Arts & Beats series for March and April
Hoping to run these events later this year.
Code for America Scheduled from March 11-13 Cancelled.
Churches Close
● Episcopal churches have suspended worship services.
● Catholic Diocese of Arlington cancelled all masses and events.
● Catholic Diocese of Washington cancelled all masses.
Smithsonian Museums Closed
National Zoo Closed
National Cherry Blossom Festival Cancellations
● The National Cherry Blossom Festival parade canceled.
● The Japan America Society’s Sakura Matsuri – japanese street festival postponed.

No Mardi Gras Parade Feb 25

No Mardi Gras Parade Feb 25
The Clarendon Alliance announced that there will be no Mardi Gras parade for Fat Tuesday (Feb. 25) this year. Speculation is that they are giving up on the popular local event.