Civic engagement is at the heart of Arlington. Find a way to make a difference in your community — share feedback today, or find ways to get more deeply involved.
Highlighted Engagement Opportunities
Help Arlington Plan for our Parks and Recreation Places and Spaces
Arlington County is in the process of updating the 2005 Public Spaces Master Plan, which provides strategies for the future for our public spaces, including parks, natural resource and recreational needs that make up that system. Additional community input is needed as we fine-tune the draft. (Final plan should be available in 2018.) Come to any or all of these meetings. Please RSVP so we are sure to have enough space for everyone!
- Chat about Land Acquisition: Fri., Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @ Courthouse Plaza (RSVP Here)
- Deeper Dig on Strategies to Expand Field Capacity with Synthetic Turf & Lights: Wed., Dec. 6, 6:30 – 9 p.m. @ Navy League Building (RSVP Here)
- Stewarding Tree Canopy, Natural Resources & Casual Use Spaces: Thurs., Dec. 14, 6:30 – 9 p.m. @ Central Library (RSVP Here)
Henry Clay Park Renovations
Tell us your thoughts on the renovations for Henry Clay Park! Insight on design of the playground, basketball court and picnic shelter is welcomed and encouraged on our online survey (open through Dec. 17 at 11:45 p.m.).
Share your feedback on the placement of reserved-space car-share parking stations. Suggest a location with the interactive map OR take a short survey to give your input on the potential on-street location network.
Get More Involved
Join Your Civic Association
The core of neighborhood activity, events & issues – there’s one in every corner of Arlington.
Attend Neighborhood College
It’s back-to-school time for those interested in getting involved with neighborhood issues.
Online Volunteer Connection can help find the right fit for you — with a search tool, volunteer calendar, and notification feature.
Visit the Arlington Public Schools engage page to learn about current news and initiatives.
Serve During Emergencies
Join a dedicated group of volunteers who help with the County’s emergency preparedness — and who assist should a disaster strike.
The PLACE initiative — Participation, Leadership, and Civic Engagement — launched in 2012 and was focused on updating the “Arlington Way” by expanding the ways in which our residents engage with each other and our government to enrich Arlington.