Age 55 and Older? Get a 55+ Pass.

Learn About 55+ Programs in Arlington

Sign up for your 55+ Pass today & take advantage of the many program offerings!  Arlington’s 55+ Pass gives you access to a variety of fun, fitness, enrichment and social connections.  Want to learn more, then check out our 55+ Guide which is full of details on our 55+ programs and also program locations.  We are here to help you explore which activities might be of interest or free to visit one of our 55+ Centers.

STEP 1: Choose Your Pass

You now have two options for enjoying our engaging 55+ programs! Get the 55+ Pass for access to free or discounted programs and classes. Looking to enhance your physical fitness too? Upgrade to the 55+ Gold Pass to access Arlington Community Center fitness facilities (except Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center) in addition to other benefits of the 55+ Pass.

Note: Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center senior membership are not associated with the 55+ Program (including the 55+ Pass or 55+ Gold pass). Learn the difference between Long Bridge memberships and other Parks & Recreation memberships

55+ Pass (Annual) 55+ Gold Pass (Annual)
Arlington County resident $20 $60
Arlington County household $30 $90
Non-Arlington County resident $45 $90
Non-Arlington County household $65 $135

STEP 2: Sign up

There are several ways to sign up for the 55+ Pass or 55+ Gold Pass:

  • ONLINERegister or renew an existing membership online. You will need a log-in ID and password to use the online system and pay with a credit card. Call 703-228-4747 (option 3) with questions.
    • New 55+pass holders will receive a key fob in the mail. Until you receive your key fob, please use your receipt as proof of registration.  
    • If you are renewing your 55+ pass with us, you will continue to use your existing key fob. You only receive a new key fob if you request a replacement card during the renewal process.
  • IN-PERSON: Visit one of our 55+ Centers that are open, or the Office of 55+ Programs main office located at 300 N. Park Drive (DPR Administrative Services is also available to assist at this location).
  • PHONE: Call 703-228-4747, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • MAIL: Download the 55+ Pass Registration Form(PDF, 640KB) and mail it in to: DPR Administrative Services, 300 N. Park Drive, Arlington VA 22203 or send by e-mail:

STEP 3: Use Your Pass

Check out our 55+ Guide for upcoming programs and 55+ happenings.  With your 55+ Pass, you can register for programs and activities — Pre-registration and 55+ Pass are required to participate.  Please make sure to note down registration start dates, in order to register and reserve your spot for a program.

Once you have signed up for your 55+ Pass (or 55+ Gold Pass), you can register for programs online, in-person or by phone.

  • ONLINE: Visit or link directly to the registration system when viewing the digital 55+ Guide. After registration has opened, just click on the blue Registration Number for the program that you are interested in.  
  • IN-PERSON: Visit one of our 55+ Centers that are open, or the Office of 55+ Programs main office located at 300 N. Park Drive (DPR Administrative Services is also available to assist at this location).
  • PHONE: Call 703-228-4747, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Let Us Know You’re Coming

Even when the programs are free, we ask that you call ahead to say you plan to attend. We need to know how many to expect in order to have sufficient materials prepared and to reserve the proper-size room for the activity. Also this allows us to call you when a program is cancelled due to low enrollment or instructor illness.  We welcome you to join us, but it is tremendously helpful if you assist us in planning by calling to reserve your space.

Inclement Weather Closings and Cancellations

For info on cancellations and delayed openings, call our Inclement Weather Hotline at 703-228-4715 or your center. You can also check Arlington County’s Emergency Weather page to learn about county-wide closures and delays. Register for Arlington Alerts to receive info via text or email.