Arlington Families


Welcome to Arlington Families

We link parents and caregivers to resources for families in Arlington, Virginia. Find a playground, meet other parents in a workshop, learn about school options, discover something fun this weekend or connect to practical parenting ideas. Find info below by area of interest or by age. Contact us with suggestions or updates.


Food Assistance Resources

Housing and Shelter


Behavioral Health Services (substance use and mental health resources)

Developmental and Intellectual Disability Services

Preventing Abuse

Social-Emotional Wellness

Things to do in Arlington and nearby

Parks and Recreation:

Family Programs and Events
Parks in Arlington (searchable tool)
Arlington Nature Centers
Aquatics classes

Events at County Libraries:

Story Times for Babies & Preschoolers
Elementary Events
Middle School Events
High School Events
Events for Families

Walk Arlington – Kids Walkabouts and Maps

4H Programs

YMCA Arlington

Therapeutic Recreation Office

Kid-friendly – These are local and regional resources for child-centered classes, play places and events (there may be a cost and Arlington County does not endorse private events).

Stay Arlington’s Kid Friendly To Do List

Red Tricycle – Local Things to Do With Kids

Child’s Age

Adolescent Development

Legal/Juvenile Justice Issues, Information and Support

Life After High School

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