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  • August 03, 2021 6:00 PM | Matthew Richard (Administrator)

    National Night Out (NNO) is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer and improve quality of life. During the event, held on the first Tuesday in August, residents in neighborhoods throughout Arlington County and across the nation are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and other County personnel.

    This year, for the first time, Dominion Hills will participate in Arlington’s Night Out by sponsoring a neighborhood Bar-b-que and Potluck Dinner at Dominion Hills Park.  Representatives of our Arlington Police Department will join us at various times throughout the event- and we have invited Arlington Police and Fire personnel to join us for dinner.

    The Dominion Hills Night Out Bar-b-q and Potluck will take place on Tuesday, August 3, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  We invite all Dominion Hills neighbors to join us for dinner and socializing – and to express our support and thanks to our Police and Fire guests.

    We will provide burgers, hot dogs and soft drinks.  And we invite our neighbors to bring their own favorite salads, side dishes and desserts to share with each other.

    We are very excited to have this opportunity to once again show our appreciation to our outstanding public safety personnel – AND to spend some family time together getting to know our neighbors.

    But while we are excited, we are also a bit apprehensive – because, as usual, it will take a good number of volunteers to make this event a success.  Volunteers are needed for:

    Saturday, July 31 – Park and playground preparation.  Recent storms have taken their toll at the playground and our teen cleanup crew is mostly on vacation.

    Sunday, August 1 - Inventory supplies.  Take inventory of available paper plates, cups, plasticware, etc.

    Tuesday, August 3:

    • Purchase Burgers, Hot Dogs, Soft Drinks and Needed Supplies.  Time to stock up!
    • Site Setup
    • Grillers - Pre-cook burgers and hot dogs so we'll be ready to serve at 6:00
    • Servers - Keep those Burgers and Dogs Coming - and make sure to monitor the potluck dishes
    • Cleanup

    A signup genius has been created for neighbors to volunteer for this event.  Please go to:

    Please don’t hesitate to send any suggestions for how to make this special event even more special to Brian Hannigan at Call or text 703-625-3433.  And please plan to join us next Tuesday.

  • October 16, 2020 9:24 AM | Matthew Richard (Administrator)

    Again, a big thank you to all how helped spread the HUGE pile of playground mulch over Labor Day. The playground not only looks great, but the reconstituted surface significantly improved its safety. 

    As discussed during last week’s DHCA Meeting, we have another opportunity to work in the park. As we move into mid-Fall, this is the time to get a head start on Mother Nature before she runs rampant next Spring. The more we can deadhead perennials, trim back bushes, weed - and, of course, mulch the landscaped beds - now...the better the Park will look through the Winter and into next Spring.

    Come on out and join us next Saturday, October 24th (8am - 12pm). Please sign up here:

    Sign Up!

    The Dominion Hills Park belongs to the Civic Association - we are responsible for its maintenance and upkeep. Many hands make light work, so please come out for an hour or two.

    If available, please BYOT (bring your own tools...rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, etc) and face masks. We will have hand sanitizer and water on hand.

    Thank you for supporting our neighborhood! Look forward to seeing you at the Park!

    Matt McKinstry
    Dominion Hills Civic Association Board

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