About Us

Friends of Arlington Parks...

  • Is a volunteer group of private citizens who share an interest in preserving and extending the Arlington public park system;
  • Encourages residents' usage of parks for passive and recreational purposes;
  • Stimulates support for enhancements of the park environment and facilities;
  • Keeps a friendly but watchful eye on park-related programs and funds of the County government;
  • Issues a newsletter in Arlington dedicated to matters affecting the County's parks;
  • Welcomes new members year-round!

Typical Activities Include...

  • Examining park facilities for possible improvements;
  • Reviewing proposed changes in parkland plans and methods;
  • Conferring with other civic groups and County authorities;
  • Scrutinizing County budgets and parkland omissions/savings;
  • Nominating sites for potential acquisition as parkland;
  • Studying the merits of proposed park bond referendums;
  • Developing positions on park-related issues and presenting these positions to the County Board.

Also, we select parks in the county as our "Park of the Month." We visit the park, note the condition of the grounds, facilities, etc., produce a report, and submit it to the director of Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) and to the chair of Arlington County Parks & Recreation Commission.

  • Read our Articles of Incorporation | PDF
  • Read our By-laws (PDF)

  • In memory of Terry Hillerich (1949-2015)
  • PDF
  • On www.dignityMemorial.com
  • PaulGruber
  • In memory of Paul Gruber (1928-2015)
  • PDF
  • In The Washington Post