Welcome to the City of Santa Clara's Virtual Recreation. Here you can find online resources to help you and loved ones stay active during the Shelter in Place. This page will be updated with resources for online learning and activities for everyone to enjoy.
We want to hear from you! Share pictures of you and your family participating in the activities during this closure. Share your photos to social media, just make sure to hashtag #SantaClaraConnected. Make sure to follow us on Facebook: SantaClaraParksandRec and Instagram: SantaClaraCityParks. If you have any questions, email PRCustomerServe@SantaClaraCA.gov.
Stay tuned for more updates from Parks & Rec!
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While you're at home, have some fun with your family.
Minute to Win it Events (PDF)
Scavenger Hunts: Go on a hunt around your house.
How many Santa Clara Parks have you been to? Santa Clara Parks Bingo
Join our Library for more fun: Santa Clara Library
Join our friends at the Magical Bridge for Story Time and a Virtual Sing-Along: Magical Bridge Virtual
While you're at home, check out these Virtual Field Trips
Check out this no-cost Virtual Field Trip comes with a companion guide packed with standards-aligned, hands-on learning activities! Discovery Virtual Tours
Make ice cream at home! Ice Cream in a Bag
Take your nature knowledge up a notch with Seek! Use the power of image recognition technology to identify the plants and animals all around you. Earn badges for seeing different types of birds, amphibians, plants and fungi and participate in monthly observation challenges! iNaturalist
While at home learn about nature through video. Enviormental Nature Center
Crosswords, puzzles, sudokus and more! Games Today
Here's a list from California’s Great America-inspired things to do with kids at home. Fun Things to Do at Home with Kids—Great America Style!
Brain games and quizzes. Brain Teasers
87 different activities for home. Activities for Kids
While our Community Garden is currently closed, we've got you covered with tips for gardening.
Learn more about gardening from The UC Master Gardener Program of Santa Clara County. MGS Santa Clara.
For virtual tours from the Valley Water District, visit Valley Water Virtual Tours.
Check out Peninsula Gymnastics Online Classes. Gymnastics Online
Skyhawks is providing free lesson plans and videos from their instructors. These classes are designed to fit your schedule. Classes can be viewed at Skyhawks Family Resources
Kidz Love Soccer has put together classes while you're at home. They will be adding a new video every week. Classes can be viewed at Kidz Love Soccer Online
Futsal Kingz wants to help you with your soccer skills and drills: Futsal Kingz Skills and Drills
Junior Giants are still ready to play ball: Jr Giants at Home
Yoga for kids: Cosmic Kids Yoga
Free Online Mindfulness Meditations: For those interested in Mindfulness, visit Mindfulness Online.
Yoga with Lacy: Classes are held over Facebook Live. Visit Yoga with Lacy for classes.
- Vinyasa - Monday, 4:30 p.m.
- Power Flow - Tuesday, 4 p.m.
- Vinyasa - Wednesday, 10 a.m.
- Gentle Yoga - Friday, 10 a.m.
Zumba® with Beth: A high-energy dance workout that combines both Latin and International rhythms with cardiovascular exercise. These classes are held over Zoom, please contact Beth at email@example.com for the access code.
- Monday, 5 p.m.
- Thursday, 4 p.m.
- Sunday, 9 a.m.
Zumba® with Diana: A high-energy dance workout that combines both Latin and International rhythms with cardiovascular exercise. These classes are held over Zoom, please contact Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org for the access code.
- Monday, 9 a.m.
- Wednesday, 9 a.m.
- Friday, 9 a.m.
- Saturday, 9 a.m.
Zumba® with Ginger: A high-energy dance workout that combines both Latin and International rhythms with cardiovascular exercise.
U-Jam® with Marissa: An intense cardio-dance fitness program that unites world beats with urban flavor, while toning your entire body. Please contact Marissa at email@example.com for access to the class.
Kickboxing with Deborah: Combines punches and kicks of martial arts into choreographed combinations to burn fat and sculpt your body. Please contact Deborah at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to the class.
Online classes for adults 50+. Silver Sneakers
Free Yoga Classes: Variety of free online Yoga classes, Online Yoga
Due to sheltering in place we're bringing the "Be Strong, Live Long" Health & Wellness Fair to you! You can virtually visit our different Health & Wellness Community Partners' booths. To learn about our partners and the services and programs they offer in Santa Clara County, visit Virtual Health & Wellness Fair.
Join Walkin' California host Steve Weldon tonight at 7pm KVIE Sacramento Channel 6 as he walks the historic small town main street of Placerville, California. Steve will learn the history of the first gold strike in nearby Coloma and all that followed in the mid 1800's in Placerville. We will find out why they called it Hangtown and why a few years later it became Placerville! This is the real Wild Wild West! For the tour, visit PBS - Walkin' California
For updates on Coronavirus: Santa Clara Coronavirus Updates
Cook up something new in your kitchen with these resources for healthy, delicious recipes: Food Resources
The CDC has created guidance to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease: Talking with Children
Learn about ways to help cope with stress: Daily Life Coping
Resources for adults 50+. Keep your mind and body healthy: Older Adults Resources