Parks and Rec events for June and July

Post date: May 19, 2013 3:44:50 PM

Tree Canopy Fund

Want to plant a tree in your yard or common ground? Entering its 4th year, The Tree Canopy Fund gives grants to community groups to plant and maintain trees on private property. Eligible groups include civic and homeowner associations, community nonprofit organizations, civic service clubs, school-related groups, and ad hoc neighborhood groups. Individuals may also apply for grants for maintenance to be performed on specific trees that have been designated by Arlington County through their Champion Tree Program and Tree and Shrub Ordinance. Grant applications will be accepted through June 22. The goal of the fund, which is administered by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment and the Arlington County Urban Forestry Commission, is to preserve and develop Arlington's tree canopy. For more information visit the Tree Canopy Fund website.


Celebrate July 4 at Long Bridge Park. From 3-8pm, enjoy family friendly activities including moon bounces, face painting and fun games for the whole family. The event will also feature live music, drop-in lawn games on the turf fields, an arts and crafts market and a variety of food trucks. At dusk the party morphs into a great viewing area for fireworks. FREE shuttles from 2:30-10:30pm from Pentagon City and Crystal City Metro stations and the parking garage at Shops at Crystal City (1750 Crystal Drive; FREE parking on garage level). Visit www.arlingtonva/us/july4.

Firefly Fest

All ages. Join us on Sunday, June 30, 7:3 -9:30pm to celebrate summer's natural night lights with us! We'll have lots of ways to have fun and learn all about the critters that light up the night. Events include: bug hunts, games, crafts, walks, and talks about fireflies. Bring your picnic blanket and dinner to enjoy as we wait for the sun to go down and the lights to come out. Cancelled if Raining. For information: 703-228-6535. Meet at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington, VA 22207. $7 fee per participant; children 2 and under are free. To preregister, visit or call 703-228-4747, Program #642953-A. You may also pay at the event.