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by Richard J. Dolesh  |  Orignially Featured in the May, 2014 issue of Parks & Recreation  Kaid Benfield, special counsel for urban solutions for the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, D.C., is one of the nation’s leading authorities on…
Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:00

Scare Away the Dark

If there is a song to best sum up what the Unplug & Connect is all about, it may very well be Scare Away the Dark by Passenger. The song, released on the album Whispers on June 10, urges us…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00

Connecting with the Natural World

Take a moment and think about the first spring day after a long winter. The sun is shining, warming your body. You can hear the birds singing in the trees. You notice that you’re not the only one taking advantage…
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 00:00

Unexpected Peace of Mind

Written by Jesus Silva: We live in world in which we no longer hunt or cultivate food for small communities or our bodies are constant state of motion. Today, we sit the majority of the day with our meals less…

Unplugging from our work, our devices and our hectic schedules is crucial for our health and wellness. Tell us how you connect and show your support by spreading the message.


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The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department was recently named a Gold Medal Finalist for excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the National Recreation and Park Association for 2016.

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