National Walking Day

Walk A Day in Our Shoes and Celebrate Walking in Arlington

Join us to celebrate National Walking Day on Saturday April 15, 2023. Walkarlington will present Walking Palooza and host three free community walks.

Explore Arlington on one of the three walks throughout the day and discover how you can travel around Arlington County with ease.


Register to attend one of three free community walks. Space is limited, so be sure to register ahead of time. Once registration is closed, we will take a waitlist of participants.

Guided Hike on Theodore Roosevelt Island

Saturday, April 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

WalkArlington, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), presents a guided hike on Theodore Roosevelt Island with a member of the NPS team. Go on a history and nature walk, covering Theodore Roosevelt’s life, legacy, the overall story of the island, habitats, and flora and fauna. RSVP TO ATTEND

Walk & Learn: Engineering Safer Streets

Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

If you’re interested in transportation, planning, and design, join Arlington County’s Vision Zero Program Manager Christine Baker on a guided walk in Ballston and Virginia Square. She’ll explain a variety of improvements the County has made to this busy corridor to increase safety for all people. RSVP TO ATTEND

Black Heritage Walk with the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington

Saturday, April 15, 2-3:30 p.m.

Discover Black heritage in Arlington on a walk led by Dr. Scott Taylor, president of the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington. Visit and learn about important historic sites such as St. John’s Baptist Church and Freedman’s Village Bridge. The walk will end at the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington, which reopened at a new location in September. Participants will be able to spend time taking in many artifacts and exhibits from Arlington history. RSVP TO ATTEND


Discover how you can enjoy the thrill of walking and commuting in this walk-friendly community with curated maps that we created, so that you can join the Walking Palooza at your own pace.
Spring Walking Resources

Self-Guided Walking Maps

Hidden Gems Map