The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department strives to provide parks and facilities that are safe and attractive and to offer recreation programs that are enjoyable to the public. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for the community through parks and recreation. The City operates 17 parks that include over 248 acres and about 8 miles of trails. The City is fortunate to have the Stillaguamish River and many natural areas to enjoy. The beauty of Arlington's natural environment of woodlands, wetlands, streams, the Stillaguamish River, and surrounding mountains are central to the quality of life we enjoy here.
Designated a Tree City in 2003, Arlington is striving to preserve our rich environmental heritage. Some parks and trails offer vistas from which to view the environmentally sensitive areas, fish, and wildlife that make our community so special.
City parks offer a multitude of recreational opportunities, from a quiet stroll through the woods, or picnic by the river, to a rousing game of baseball or soccer. Playgrounds in a variety of locations provide fun for the kids.