Take a walk around some of Arlington’s many attractive open spaces.
Arlington’s Open Space Committee has a number of resources that can inform and guide residents in using the town’s varied open space and recreation facilities.
The Open Space and Recreation Plan for 2015-2022 documents many aspects of the community and its open spaces.Section 5 of the Plan presents maps and descriptions of 20 major open space and recreation sites, with additional information on all of the more than 70 parks, playing fields, and conservation lands in Arlington. Other sections of the Plan present historical and environmental information on the Town, goals and objectives for future open space projects, and an action plan for implementing various projects in collaboration with many other Town departments, committees, and organizations.
Experiencing Arlington’s Open Spaces is a web-based application based on the Plan. Developed by Arlington’s GIS department, this app makes much of the site information readily available for viewing on your smart phone or tablet. For each open space site featured on the app there are multiple photographs and a brief description of the property, as well as a map showing access points and internal walking trails.