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Downtown Arlington Placemaking Micro Grants

Grants will be awarded for up to $500 for creative programs

These small but mighty placemaking grants are meant to inspire our community to bring to life the ideas that they’ve always wanted to see happen, but never had the right push.

These grants will be given to projects that transform underused public spaces into celebrated community places, and projects that could serve as pop-up pilots for bringing even bigger dreams to life. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis and will be evaluated all throughout the year.

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Additional Community Resources

  • Block Party Trailer - The Block Party Trailer has everything you need to have a block party! Provided by the City of Arlington, the trailer must be applied for at least 7 days prior and includes tables, chairs, water coolers, ice chests, games, street barricades and cones.
  • Imagination Playground - Provided by the Arlington Public Library, Imagination Playground is a collection of custom-designed, oversized blue foam parts, and provides a changing array of elements that allow children to turn a space into their own playground, constantly built and re-built by their imagination.
  • Better Block Wikiblock - Wikiblock is an open-source design library for building better blocks, including designs that help create pop-up markets, beer gardens, dog parks, and outdoor events.
  • City of Arlington Tool Sharing Program - The Tool Sharing Program offers a variety of tools and equipment that Arlington residents may check-out free of charge to assist with property cleanup and improvement.