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
How Should We Be Spending Money?
We want to hear your thoughts on how we spend taxpayer dollars. What should our priorities be, where should we be investing more, and where, if anywhere, should we be looking to scale back?
Marcey Road Park Renovations
Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m.- Come see final design concept at Madison Community Center. This project includes design and replacement of the basketball court, three tennis courts, LED lighting, parking, picnic shelter, site circulation, furnishings, drainage, stormwater management and landscaping. Can’t make the meeting? We’ll post the design online as well for you to share your thoughts. Learn more about this project.
Gunston Bubble Renovations
Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.- The Gunston Bubble is being renovated so that it is more energy efficient and reliable! Come by Gunston Community Center for an open house to learn about the project. The parks Maintenance Capital project will design and construct the athletic facility (bubble), site circulation, electrics & lighting, heating, drainage, stormwater management and landscaping. Can’t make it to the open house? Sign up for updates.
TJ Upper Field Turf Conversion
Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.- Come Thomas Jefferson Community Center. to learn about the goals of the project, which include converting the existing natural grass field to synthetic turf; adding spectator seating, signage, site furnishings, athletic equipment, pathways, landscaping; removing invasive plants, and making ADA and stormwater management improvements. Can’t make it? Sign up for updates and learn more here.
MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 20 – Help make MLK Day a Day On, not a Day Off. Join us for the 3rd Annual MLK Day of Service. The day begins with check in, an introductory program and volunteer training from 8:30-9:45 at Washington Liberty High School. And then disperse to your registered service projects or volunteer activity. Learn more about volunteer opportunities and register today!
You Play Pickleball? Tell Us More!
Through Wednesday, Jan. 1- Pickleball is the fastest growing racquet sport in the US and has a strong following in Arlington. As part of our goals within the recently updated Public Spaces Master Plan we’d like to ensure we align our levels of service with community interest. You Play Pickleball? Tell us more! Please share a bit of info about your pickleball preferences by January 1 so we can better plan for the future.
Upper Bluemont Conceptual Design Project
You may have missed the kickoff meeting for the Upper Bluemont Conceptual Design Project, but that doesn’t mean your input isn’t important. Please click here to learn about the project and share your thoughts. Sign up for updates and stay tuned! We’ll be sharing some conceptional draft designs later this winter.
Become an Arlington Census 2020 Partner
Data collected from the 2020 Census is used to plan and provide services and support for the Arlington Community. Learn more about how to help make sure every person in Arlington is counted in 2020.
Join us for Open Door Mondays where a board member will be available to discuss the topics on your mind.
Visit the Arlington Public Schools engage page to learn about current news and initiatives.
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.
Get Involved with a Community Organization
Serve your community through the interests that you are most passionate about.
Serve During Emergencies
Join a dedicated group of volunteers who help with the County’s emergency preparedness — and who assist should a disaster strike.
- Service Request / Report a Problem
- My Arlington Projects Map
- My Arlington Apartments & Condos Map
- A-Z Directory of Services
- Resident & Business Ombudsmen
- Projects & Planning Site – details on projects around Arlington, by neighborhood and topic
- Open Data Portal – view County data; share input on info you’d like to see
Looking for a quick guide to ways you can connect with Arlington County online?
Download our Engage Arlington flyer.
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.