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Virtual Recreation Fun from your home!

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Welcome to JCSD TO GO, our Virtual Recreation and Resource Center! This is your place for fun, education and resources through these wild and turbulent times. We are committed to ensuring that our resilient community members have resources to maintain healthy lives, grow meaningful relationships and continue to have extraordinary experiences. In these challenging times, our JCSD TO GO will bring these programs and resources right to you and your family with the hope of making it easier for you to prioritize your health and well-being.

Visit this page often or follow us on Instagram or Facebook @jcsdparks for new updates and ideas to keep you and your loved ones healthy, entertained and informed.

Please note that we do not endorse, collect payment on behalf of, or receive funds to advertise any of the third party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.

Have a great idea or resource you’d like to share? Email us at parks@jcsd.us 

Stay Active

As our daily lives are filled with more indoor time, there are many ways to stay healthy and active. 

Indoor Activities

Here are a few ideas for staying active indoors (Disclaimer: Individuals should consult their physician before starting any exercise program or changing their diet to limit risks of injury).

Take a Virtual Fitness Class - There are plenty of FREE options online. Here are just a few:

For the Kids

Need more ideas? Try some of these below:

  • Make a cardboard fort Be Active Be Curious Be Healthy Be Connected - thumbnail graphic
  • Set up a treasure hunt - Treasure hunts are pretty easy and depending on how many items there are, could last a while. Hide anywhere from 10 to 20 items around the house or outside to keep kids occupied for a few hours.
  • Read-at-home bingo. As your kids accomplish each reading task, they should cross off each bingo square.
  • Bake together - Cookies, cakes, brownies. Anything! Baking is a great lesson in measuring, ingredients, and of course, making delicious goodies.
  • Have an indoor picnic
  • Have a pizza party night! Make your own pizza and add whatever toppings you want!
  • Set up and outdoor gym class
  • Pull out those old Halloween costumes and have a fun party!
  • Or pull out some fancy clothes and have a fashion show!
  • Make your own family board game! Instructions HERE
  • Set up the camping gear in the living room and make s'mores on the stove!
  • Make your own music video
  • Have an Easter Egg hunt
  • Paint a Self-portrait

Be sure to tag us @jcsdparks on all of your social media platforms! We would love to see what memories your family has created!

Outdoor Activities

Did you know that the current Shelter in Place order allows for individuals to "engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with the Social Distancing Requirements...such as, by way of example and without limitation, walking, hiking and running." Here’s a few ideas (don’t forget your Social Distance rules!).

  • Visit a local park - Our parks and trails are free and still open to the public. Please be aware that all playgrounds, splash pads, skate parks, dog parks, exercise equipment, basketball courts, tennis/pickle ball courts and all open sports fields are closed. Don’t forget to tag us on social media.
  • Walk/run around your neighborhood and say hi (from a distance) to all of your neighbors who are getting outside too.
  • Go for a drive.

Stay Connected

Although we’re all social distancing physically, as humans we need to stay connected emotionally. Try one or two of these out every day.

  • Call a friend or relative you haven’t spoken to in a while to check in.
  • Write a letter.
  • Facetime.
  • Support a local restaurant - Many restaurants are still open for take out or delivery orders. Support your favorite joints and order food for pick up or try out Doordash or Ubereats and have it brought to you.  
  • 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.
  • Work on Mindfulness - Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.

Exercise your Brain

For the Kids (or kids at heart)

 Arts and Craft Activities

Educational Resources

Stay Informed

Be in the Know. Visit these sites for the latest local information regarding COVID-19.

Stay Nourished

Visit these sites for information on food resources.

Be sure to tag @JCSDParks on all of the memories your family, friends and loved ones are having with JCSD To Go!