Fed Up With Tree Loss

Fed Up With Tree Loss
Lengthy discussion of tree loss on NextDoor.
Why Should We Care?
Trees are one of the primary buffers against urban heat. Trees both block and absorb heat, remove pollutants, and absorb greenhouse gasses that drive climate change. Studies have also attributed green space with other societal benefits: less crime, violence, respiratory illnesses, and even obesity. NCR: Earthbeat When a Single Tree Makes a Difference Arlington Tree Action Group

National Night Out Well Attended

National Night Out Well Attended
Nationally and throughout Arlington, neighbors and police mingled Tuesday night in the National Night Out. NNO is an annual effort to fight crime by building relationships between communities and police. LVCA’s event was well attended.

photo of NNO attendees
photo by Brad James

Chamber of Commerce Letter on Plan Lee Hwy

Chamber of Commerce Letter on Plan Lee Hwy
A letter from the Arlington Chamber of Commerce supports additional commercial/residential density as proposed by Plan Lee Hwy.
   But even the Chamber sees that parts of Plan Lee Hwy are deficient:
“Much of the proposed open space in the scenarios fronts on high-traffic, unwelcomingly loud places, or is in locations which could hinder reinvestment. Additionally, the scenarios propose open spaces that will be broken up by development and transportation infrastructure or that may not even be realized because of placement at sites that are unlikely to be redeveloped.”

LV Park Sprayground Reopens for 2021!

LV Park Sprayground Reopens for 2021!
After a year of no fun at all, Arlington’s spraygrounds are now open for the summer. Sprayground season starts the weekend before Memorial Day and ends Labor Day weekend.
Also nearby is the sprayground at Hayes Park (1516 N Lincoln St).

 Hours Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
 Lyon Village 10am-
3pm
10am-
3pm
2pm-
8pm
Closed 2pm-
8pm
Noon-
8pm
Noon-
8pm
 Hayes Park 10am-
3pm
2pm-
8pm
Closed 10am-
3pm
2pm-
8pm
Noon-
8pm
Noon-
8pm

Arlington Spraygrounds Webpage

History
Irregular Sprayground hours were instituted as part of FY2011 budget cuts and continue to this day.

Distemper & Rabies in North Arlington

Distemper & Rabies in North Arlington
Animal Control reports distemper and rabies in North Arlington. Distemper does not affect humans, but does affect pets. Rabies is fatal without prompt medical care. People and animals can catch rabies from a bite or scratch from a diseased animal. Animal Control is urging residents to be vigilant. Anyone seeing an animal that appears sick, lethargic, disoriented, aggressive, or dead should stay away from the animal and call Animal Control immediately at 703-931-9241. News Release

Spring Parks & Rec Catalog

Spring Parks & Rec Catalog
Featureing recreation, nature and history programs to keep you active, while practicing safe social distancing and following Virginia COVID guidelines. Online registration begins Wed, Mar 10 at 8AM.
View Catalog
All Parks & Rec programs, classes, and camps can accommodate participants of all abilities.

12 Days of Active Winter Break

12 Days of Active Winter Break
County staff and residents will be offering 12 different, kid-friendly activities for 12 Days of Active Winter Break to keep students and their families active and entertained. Activities will be free, physically distant, accessible, and walk/bike friendly.
 The 12 Days will start with a kick-off event held on Zoom on Thur, Dec 17, from 6:30-7:30 PM. Register in Advance
 Daily activities will be posted on social media.

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

Unanticipated Consequences Hit County Parks

Unanticipated Consequences Hit County Parks
After the Dept of Environmental Services stopped picking up yard waste, some frustrated Arlington residents began leaving their yard waste in Arlington’s now-closed county parks. Arlington Parks & Rec is not happy about this and urges residents to make use of the limited options offered by Environmental Services. Yard Waste Options

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!

LyonVillageWomensClub.com.

LV Park Closed

LV Park Closed (and So Is the Dog Park)
All parks and public facilities are closed due to the virus. This includes the Lyon Village Park and Playground and the James Hunter Dog Park located at 13th and North Herndon Street.

Crossing through parks to get to a trail or non-park destination is still allowed.

Parks & Rec News Release

Arlington Closes Its Parks, Fields, and Playgrounds

Arlington Closes Its Parks, Fields, and Playgrounds
Effectively immediately, all Arlington County/APS parks, fields, playgrounds, restrooms, tracks, dog parks and courts are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Signs will be posted at all affected locations. Park visitors are asked to adhere to all closure notices and current social distancing recommendations.

Trails and community gardens are also closed to groups. Please exercise and garden alone.

County Press Release