Welcome to the City of Englewood's Parks and Recreation
Virtual Recreation Center
With the closure of our recreation facilities, we’ve put together this virtual stop for fun, fitness, indoor and outdoor activities, education, and resources. We are committed to ensuring that our community members have everything they need to maintain healthy lives and continue to have fun from home. Remember we may be isolated, but we are NOT alone!
Visit this page often or follow us on Facebook for new ideas to keep you and your loved ones active, entertained, and engaged.
Have a great idea or resource you’d like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that this Virtual Recreation Center features resources and activities that are not 100% free. We do not endorse or receive funds to advertise any of the third party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.
Check out the City’s CoVid-19 Response Resource page COE COVID-19 Resource Center.
Get Active Live Healthy
Here are a few ideas for staying active indoors. Take a virtual fitness class - there are plenty of FREE options online.
- Check out Team Body Project for free home workout videos on demand!
- Time to get moving with a Beginner Fitness Dance class
- Try some Yoga in your living room Core Power Yoga
- Engaging activities to keep brains and bodies healthy Raising Physically Literate Kids
- Stretch, Breath, Make Believe with Kids Yoga
- P.E. with Joe for free physical education resources for students
- Remote learning got you down? Try some Educational Brain Breaks
- Try a Backyard Workout for whole family fun
- Go on a walk, run or a bike ride around your neighborhood and say hi (from a distance) to all of your neighbors as you pass by!
- Brain Games for Dogs - play a game with your dog
- Try some Guided Meditation to escape your stress
Indoor Fun and Games
Here are some ideas to keep you busy while indoors!
- Try some new crafts and activities with Highlights Kids
- All sorts of learning if you dig in Google Earth
- Try a new science experiment with At Home Science
- Get your Kid Chef excited about cooking at Nomster Recipe Library
- Learn a foreign language at Duolingo
- Take a free University Course at coursera.org
- Read up on some history at Bunk History
Take a Cultural Excursion, Virtually to:
- Denver Zoo to You
- Yellowstone National Park
- The Louvre
- The Great Wall of China
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
Outdoor Fun and Games
When the weather is nice, get outside and try one of these fun activities:
- Create some beautiful Sidewalk Chalk Art on your sidewalk
- Try some spring time Gardening with Kids
- Paint some beautiful rocks and join Englewood, CO Rocks! on Facebook
- Go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt
Try Backyard Camping or (living room) and sleep under the starry sky without having to go anywhere
Educational Resources for Kids
- Play fun Math and Reading Games
- Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss
- Learn about Geography and nimals at National Geographic
- Try out some voice based Learning through Alexa. Here are some entertaining and Educational Videos
- Add some math as a fun part of your daily family routine with Bed Time Math
Although we’re all practicing social distancing physically, we can still stay connected emotionally. Try one or two of these out every day:
- Video chat. There are several different video chat options to connect with friends and family: Zoom (Free for the first 40 minutes),Google Hangouts (Google account needed, App & Desktop, multi platform), Facetime (Apple users only), Facebook Messenger, Instagram Direct Messages, Discord (must be 13 years and older) and Marco Polo.
- Call a friend or relative you haven’t spoken to in a while to check in.
- Check out the City of Englewood Phone Buddies or Virtual Community Sharing Circle program to connect with your community!
- Write a letter
- Support a local restaurant. Check out Time for Takeout Englewood for takeout or delivery orders. Support your favorite joints and order food for pick up or try out Door Dash or Uber Eats and have it brought to you. Consider buying a gift card to support your local restaurant until they can fully re-open.
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
- Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep. Make time to unwind.
- Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.