Our Community

arl co logoGunston is a joint-use facility. It is comprised of a middle school, two community theaters, a recreation center, and two gymnasiums. Through cooperative efforts of school and county staff, Gunston provides a variety of strong academic, athletic, cultural, and recreational opportunities for the children and other citizens of Arlington. We are proud to be part of Arlington County, Virginia.

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The Gunston Arts Center houses two theaters, a rehearsal room, a dance studio, set and costume construction shops.
Theatre I: 410-seat proscenium stage
Theatre II: 125-seat black box space

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Gunston Recreation Center

  • After School Recreation Program (formerly TREK)
  • Gunston Preschool

Athletic Facilities

The athletic fields are reserved for school use during the school day until 4:30.

  • Synthetic Soccer Field
  • Community Soccer Field
  • Tennis Courts
  • Baseball Diamond
  • Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • Playground
  • Gunston Bubble

Fields & Courts


Soccer Field

You will need to apply for a permit to use Diamond (Softball/Baseball) Fields, Rectangular (Soccer/Football/Lacrosse/Rugby) Fields, Synthetic Turf Fields, as well as Basketball/Volleyball Courts and the Gunston Bubble.


Tennis Courts

Tennis courts can now be reserved online. Tennis CourtReservations for 1 hour (min) to 1.5 hours (max) in length can be made 1-14 days in advance. For more information on reserving a court contact the Parks and Recreation Facilities Scheduling Office (703-228-1805). Reserve a court online or apply for a permit to reserve a Tennis Court.

Please note that any person or organization offering classes, clinics, or other instruction on on Arlington County tennis courts must have a current contract with Arlington County. Facility permits for such uses are not issued by the Facilities Scheduling Office. Please contact 703-228-1835 for more information.

Gunston Bubble

Gunston BubbleEnjoy a turf field indoors! The Gunston Bubble is great for soccer, baseball and softball training, indoor soccer games and great parties when you combine the bubble with T.E.A.M. amusements.

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Get a Library Card – You can get a free library card if you live, work, or attend school in Arlington, or if you live in participating reciprocal jurisdictions in the DC metropolitan area.

Programs and Events – Enjoy a weeknight author talk, a Facebook live storytime, a book club, a lecture with a local expert, or learn a new craft.

Local Civic Associations

  • Arlington Ridge Civic Association
  • Claremont Citizens’ Association
  • Aurora Highlands Civic Association
  • Fairlington Citizens Association
  • Nauck Civic Association

Elementary Schools in Our Attendance Area

Abingdon | Claremont Immersion | Dr. Charles R. Drew | Hoffman-Boston | Escuela Key | Oakridge