Clarification: Arlington Closes Its Parks, Fields, and Playgrounds

Published on March 23, 2020

Update: March 24, 2020: 2:30 p.m.: For additional guidance, please visit the Department of Parks and Recreation's closure page.

Update: March 23, 2020: Note to Media: This release has been updated to clarify that athletic courts are closed.

Arlington County is committed to the health and safety of our community and our employees. Effectively immediately, all Arlington County/APS parks, fields, playgrounds, restrooms, tracks, dog parks and athletic 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. In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, it is important that everyone take personal responsibility and practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.  To keep updated on the status of COVID-19, visit the County's coronavirus website. Be sure to sign up for Arlington Alert for County updates and Parks & Recreation's eNews.