F.C.’s 118th Arbor Day Reaches Back to its Roots

The City of Falls Church’s 118th Arbor Day celebration will go back to its roots this year with a celebration at Frady Park, the site of the first Arbor Day celebration in the city and the state.

Festivities scheduled for Starting on Saturday, April 17 at 3 p.m. are a reenactment by the Falls Church Victorian Society, a musical performance by a barbershop quartet, and the presentation of Falls Church’s 32nd-consecutive Tree City U.S.A. Award by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The City of Falls Church was the first community in Virginia to be recognized as a Tree City and has the longest state record for this annual award.

Parking for this free and public event is available on North Fairfax Street in Falls Church or in the Child Development Center parking lot off North Cherry Street. Frady Park is location on the 300 block of East Broad Street at Fairfax Street.

The Arbor Day celebration is sponsored by the City of Falls Church, the Falls Church Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS) and the Falls Church Victorian Society. For more information regarding Arbor Day activities, call the city arborist at 703-248-5183. To request a reasonable accommodation for any type of disability, call 703-248-5183.