Shirlington Civic Association and Arlington County

Shirlington Civic Association President Edith
Wilson and Secretary Richard Adler are flanked by Arlington Board Members
Christian Dorsey and John Vihstadt at the event.

A wonderful spring afternoon and some 80 participants were the ingredients of a very successful WalkArlington’s Shirlington Walkabout in early April.  Shirlington is home to a Tony award winning regional theater, recreational facilities, restaurants featuring cuisine from around the world and unique retail shops.


County Board Member Christian Dorsey kicks off
the Walk Arlington Walkabout in Shirlington on April 10. The event had more than 80 walkers
and the 2 mile route highlighted the varied attractions of our dynamic urban

The two mile, two hour event kicked off in front of the Shirlington Library where County Board Member Christian Dorsey encouraged participants to take advantage of the area’s diversity.  Walkers traversed many streets and paths.  Stops included the Arlington Trades Center, Animal Welfare League, the county’s largest local dog park and Jennie Dean Park.  Speakers at the stops talked about how they contribute to making Shirlington a dynamic community in which to live or visit.  At the WETA building, Board Member John Vihstadt discussed the county’s initiative to create a long term development plan for Shirlington and adjacent areas.