Downtown Outdoors: Urban Union Murals Provide Artful Way to Meet Your Steps Goals in Downtown Arlington

Looking for new routes for your daily walk, run or ride? Welcome to Downtown Arlington, our new favorite place to explore and do more outdoors. 

Because there are so many little gems and hidden treasures throughout our historic and cultural district, we think the best way to go exploring is to take a “connect the dots” approach! One of our favorite routes is an easy 1.5-mile round trip and takes you through Urban Union's interesting and expanding “gallery” of murals by talented local artists. 

Click here to create your own route for exploring all of Downtown’s murals or, if you’re looking for a ready-made self-guided tour of Urban Union's murals on the north side of Downtown, scroll down for colorful, step-by-step directions.

Let’s Go Outside and Play!  

These days especially, there are so many beneficial reasons to regularly step out into the sunshine. Research shows that social distancing in outdoor spaces is much more effective in curbing the spread of COVID-19 as compared to indoors. Spending time and exercising outside also provide all kinds of health benefits.

Stay tuned for future posts about other routes you can take as you stroll or roll through Downtown Arlington!

Downtown Outdoors   

Downtown Outdoors is a Downtown Arlington platform for discovering and experiencing the great outdoors in the heart of our city. Downtown Outdoors not only helps us see Arlington’s historical and cultural district differently, but creates opportunities to engage with our outdoor spaces through creative new programming that’s open to all. Search our site using “Downtown Outdoors” for more ideas and activities.

What’s your favorite way to play?  

What other ideas do you have for enjoying the great outdoors in the heart of your city? We’d love to hear from you.

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