Last Updated May 22
Effective, Saturday, May 23, 2020 Arlington County will reopen its 148 parks for limited use in accordance with COVID-19 safety guidelines from the Virginia Governor’s office and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While parks will reopen, amenities in the parks such as playgrounds, picnic shelters, restrooms and dog parks will remain closed. The County’s nearly 49 miles of trails and community gardens remain open, as they have throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
Arlington anticipates a phased reopening of its Parks and Recreation facilities, with open spaces as a first step. In early June, the County plans to reopen athletic fields (with restrictions), batting cages, dog parks, pickleball courts, shelters (with restrictions), tennis courts and outdoor tracks. As the County looks towards reopening additional park amenities, we will continue to monitor guidance from the national, state, and local health officials.
Park visitors are asked to adhere to the physical distancing and small group guidelines – keep at least six feet of distance from others and groups should not exceed 10 people. Don’t use any closed park amenities. Face masks in public are recommended where proper distancing is not possible. Don’t use parks if you are sick or recently exposed to COVID-19.
|Trails||Open with social distancing|
|Community Gardens||Open with social distancing|
|Parks||Park spaces open with social distancing, all amenities in parks remain closed.|
|Community and Nature Centers||Closed|
|Restrooms, including portable restrooms||Closed|
Summer Programs and Camps
All summer Parks & Recreation programs are canceled, including summer camps, Enjoy Arlington classes, 55+ programs, trips and classes, Explore Nature & History programs, Summer Basketball and Adult Pick-up Soccer and Soccer Clinics and Summer Cooperative Playgroup.
We are not accepting any facility reservations until further notice due to Covid-19. This includes any facility requests for athletic fields, courts, park shelters, trail events, community center rooms, birthday parties and TEAM Amusement Rentals.
Arlington County will issue refunds for its fee-based programs impacted by cancellations in the form of a household credit. Please allow up to four weeks for the credit to be processed to your account.
Partner leagues will manage refunds through their own methods. Please contact your specific league for more information.