Opening Day for Trails Cleanup on the W&OD

April 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Barcroft Sports & Fitness Center
4200 S Four Mile Run Dr
Arlington VA 22206
Katy Lang

Celebrate Opening Day for Trails by joining WalkArlington, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Capital Trails Coalition, WABA, NOVA Parks, and Arlington County Parks & Recreation on Saturday, April 13, on one of our favorite trails—the Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD Trail)—in Arlington Virginia, to clean up litter and debris.

The cleanup will start on the W&OD Trail across from Barcroft Sports & Fitness Center, and we’ll work our way approximately half a mile up the trail toward Columbia Pike. We’ll focus on picking up the litter and trash that gathers in the vegetation near the side of the trail. Refreshments, water, and some fun giveaways will be provided as a thank-you to all who come out for the cleanup.

Spread the word and invite your friends to celebrate Opening Day for Trails using #RTCOpeningDay on social media!

WalkArlington is excited to partner with the Rails to Trails ConservancyCapital Trails CoalitionWashington Area Bicyclist AssociationNOVA Parks, and Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation to make this trail cleanup happen.

This event is free, but registration is required. This event will be held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, we will reschedule to April 20.

What to Bring

  • Gloves
  • Trash Pickers or Grabbers
  • Sun protection

Trash bags will be available onsite. However, a limited supply of gloves, trash pickers, and grabbers will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

What to Wear

Wear comfortable closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. The area has a lot of vegetation, so pants are recommended.

Getting to the Event

The event will begin and end at Barcroft Sports & Fitness Center, which is served by transit, multi-use trails, and Capital Bikeshare. Parking is also available at Barcroft. Use Car Free Near Me to check out your transportation options.

Contact WalkArlington at with any questions.