National Walking Day

Walk A Day in Our Shoes and Celebrate Walking in Arlington

Join us for a day of free curated walks to explore Arlington, in recognition of National Walking Day. On Saturday, April 9, come out to discover how you can enjoy the thrill of spring walking and commuting in this walk-friendly community.

UPDATE: Some of the registration lists are closed but the event is still open to everyone. There will be self-guided maps available to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to walk a day in our shoes. Come out, grab a self-guided map, enjoy some on-site activities, and celebrate National Walking Day.

RESOURCES

Spring Walking Resources

Self-Guided Walking Maps

Hidden Gems Map

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Discover New Developments in the Community
10:30 AM -12:00 PM

Take a walk with us and learn about the fast growing home of Amazon’s HQ2. From new parks to new bike lanes, National Landing is in a constant state of evolution.

LIST IS CLOSED


Hike With A Ranger
11:00 AM-1:00 PM

NPS Park Ranger Janet Greene will lead participants on a history and nature walk, covering Theodore Roosevelt’s life, legacy, the overall story of the island, habitats, and flora and fauna.

LIST IS CLOSED



Artist-Led Public Art Tour
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Join former Arlington County Artist-in-Residence Graham Coreil-Allen for a walking tour exploring Rosslyn’s spectacular public art collection and robust network of hidden public spaces.

LIST IS CLOSED

Community Pet Playdate
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Join WalkArlington and the Animal Welfare League of Arlington for an afternoon walk with your dog to the Shirlington Dog Park.


Try Delicious, Free Pizza
5:00 – 7:00 PM

Discover some of Ballston’s best pizza in this self-guided pizza taste walk. Rate each pizza and vote for your personal choice of the best pizza in Ballston.

LIST IS CLOSED

ABOUT THE EVENT

Register to participate in one of five free curated walks to enjoy a curated tour in Arlington. Space is limited for each walk.

Whether you can join us on a walk or not, we’ve got what you need to have your own Walking Palooza on April 9:

  • Interactive, self-guided walking routes for each walk — access on any smartphone (no download required) and available 24/7 for you to experience (live on April 8).
  • Five locations around Arlington where you can get free giveaways, pose in a photobooth, and more. We’d love to see you!

These events are free and open to the public.

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