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March 17, 2016, 4:27 PM

Subscribers to Open Arlington,

We value community input and your feedback through our online channels. As part of our public engagement efforts, we have launched the Engage Arlington webpage. This new area includes:

  • Current online opportunities to give input and share feedback.

  • Expanded area highlighting ways to get more involved.

  • List of upcoming public meetings, along with a link to the full calendar.

To continue receiving an email when a new opportunity to give input online is available, sign up now for the Engage Arlington email list. (Note: Engage Arlington is part of the Arlington County Government website and replaces the Open Arlington web portal.)

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September 28, 2015, 5:46 PM

What feedback do you have on the criteria for choosing the future location of Fire Station No. 8?

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June 25, 2015, 1:45 PM

The Neighborhood Conservation Program is considering improvements to Nelly Custis Park.  Before we develop a design and request funding, we want to be sure we are on the right track.  There have been two scoping meetings to discuss potential improvements to the park with the Aurora Highlands community. Share your thoughts.


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June 23, 2015, 1:52 PM

In an effort to increase awareness of County meetings, activities, and events and allow for more opportunities for the public to engage and participate, Arlington County is undertaking an initiative to consolidate and present this information in new and varied formats. Your participation in this survey will help us evaluate what items are of interest to be included and how they can be filtered by users based on date, location, interests, etc.; as well as allow for crowdsourced comments.

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February 25, 2015, 12:13 PM

Visit: to share your opinion.

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January 22, 2015, 2:58 PM

What feedback do you have on volunteering in Arlington County?

Arlington County is considering whether outsourcing the Volunteer Arlington program (now housed in the County’s Department of Human Services) would lead to more volunteer activity throughout the community. The County Manager has appointed an Advisory Task Force to make recommendations to help shape the future direction of volunteer services in our community.

An important step is to gather input from stakeholders. Learn more and take our short survey on volunteer services and needs in Arlington. Your feedback will help determine the future of volunteer services in the County.

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November 20, 2014, 3:02 PM

Is the fee structure for Arlington’s gymnastics and aquatics teams appropriate? 

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November 19, 2014, 3:09 PM

What are your thoughts on the proposed equipment and concept plan for Quincy Park?

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November 10, 2014, 2:05 PM

More improvements are headed to High View Park.  We’ve gotten great feedback about the possible improvements from our community survey!  Please help us be sure we are on the right track. 

Share your opinion: 

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September 29, 2014, 12:08 PM

When Arlington County staff came to a Penrose Civic Association meeting to discuss the Phase II improvements for Butler Holmes Park, some community members asked if the tot lot could be fenced so that young children could not easily enter or exit.


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September 16, 2014, 3:01 PM

For those of you who took the Quincy Park Playground & Sand Volleyball Court Redesign survey, the first Design Development meeting is listed below.

Design Development Meeting #1: Location: Central Library, 2nd Floor Date: October 8, 2014 Time: 7 p.m.

View survey results.

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August 18, 2014, 2:21 PM

Arlington is getting its first playground that is designed for EVERYONE…including people with mental or physical disabilities. The new playground is part of the $1.1 million from the 2014 Parks Maintenance Capital Funds for the redesign and construction of the playground and sand volleyball court at Quincy Park.

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May 30, 2014, 4:00 PM

Large-scale, for-profit bar crawls are a new phenomenon to Arlington County. The events are becoming more popular, and the County expects demand to grow. The events also have had an impact on Police and other County services. County staff are developing recommendations on ways to manage “bar crawls” and want your input as they develop policy recommendations.

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May 1, 2014, 3:38 PM

Arlington will gain a public park in the Fort Myer Heights North area. The Department of Parks and Recreation needs your help in determining how to use the space.

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