Arbor Day


Join us on April 29th

Dryden Park

822 E. Rockwell St.

  • 9:30am Refreshments

  • 10am Program

The Arlington Heights Park District and Village of Arlington Heights will plant a tree in celebration of Arbor Day at Dryden Park.  Village and Park District officials preside over the event with a special performance by Dryden Elementary School children.  

Dryden Elementary School students and staff are excited to participate in this important community event and to learn more about Arbor Day and how they can contribute to our environment.


Enter our Tree drawing contest

Deadline for submissions: April 22, 2016
Attention: Marketing Dept: JP McNamara
Mail: 410 N. Arlington Heights Rd. | Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Drop off: Any of the local community centers; Pioneer, Recreation, Heritage, Frontier, Camelot or Olympic Indoor Swim Center
Submissions received after the deadline will not be accepted. Winner will be notified via phone and will be announced at our annual Arbor Day Event on April 29 at 10am at Dryden Park (attendance not required).
Note: Drawings may be used for promotional purposes

The first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872 it was the brainchild of Julius Sterling Morton, a Nebraska journalist and politician. Throughout his long and productive career, Morton worked to improve agricultural techniques, but his most important legacy is Arbor Day. For the homeowner, Arbor Day is an excellent opportunity to take stock of the trees on your property and plan for the future. Think about how planting new trees might improve the look of your property or provide wind or heat protection. Take a trip to your local nursery to see what's available and to get new ideas. Walk around your neighborhood. Are there any public areas where tree planting or tree maintenance might make a real difference to your community? And, oh yes, plant a tree.

Each year in honor of Arbor Day, Arlington Heights Park District and the Village of Arlington Heights celebrates with an Arbor Day Event in April.

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