VIRTUAL RECREATION RESOURCES
We are all doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home, however that doesn’t mean we can’t still maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Burbank Parks and Recreation has compiled a resource list of fun and safe ways to stay active, connected, and enriched during this time.
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Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep. Make time to unwind. Try to do some activities you enjoy.
Videos from our Sports Staff
Baseball Pitching Clinic with Jon McGinley, Youth Sports
Softball Pitching Clinic with Volunteer Coach Patti
- Train at home with Fitness and Wellness Tutorials
- Fitness and Wellness Tutorials for Older Adults 55+
- Videos From Joslyn Adult Center Instructor Harry Verni, Health Educator at Regal/Lakeside/ADOC Medical Group***
- AARP Fitness Activities for Older Adults
- National Institute on Aging Go4Life
- Article: Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health for Ages 65+ (World Health Organization)
Kids and Youth Dance, Sports, Yoga, and More
- Breakthrough Sports Online Basketball Training Academy***
- Garri Dance Studio Online Class for Toddlers***
- Super Soccer Stars Live Stream*** - Free for Burbank residents through 5/1 (use PROMO CODE: BUR20FB)
- Amazing Athletes Facebook Live Stream*** - Free Facebook Live sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays (ages 1-12)
- Jojo's Dance Divas and Dudes*** - Free dance and enrichment content
- KidzLoveSoccer*** - Online Classes and weekly content on youtube page
- Fitness Blender for Kids
- Cosmic Kids Yoga
- GoNoodle - Music and Mindfulness
- Visit a local park* (see infographic on how to stay safe).
- Take a walk, bike or run around your neighborhood - make it fun and engaging!
- Go hiking! The Stough Canyon and Wildwood Canyon trails have re-opened - please plan ahead and follow safety protocols, or explore a neighboring trail.
- Play Pickleball at Maxam Park or at George Izay Park.
- Play tennis at Burbank Tennis Center or one of our park tennis courts.
- Do some spring planting or work on your yard
- Practice your sports skills
- Go for a drive
***Remember to avoid crowds and maintain a safe social distance of 6' away from others.***
*Due to County and State orders, park playgrounds are closed. Parks and park restrooms remain open for public use. Recreational facilities and other 'high touch' and 'high contact' areas are closed (ballfields, picnic areas, outdoor sports courts, hiking trails, etc.).
- Project Hope - Burbank Residents 55 and older, who are in need of assistance are encouraged to contact Project Hope, a program that pairs seniors with volunteers to help with things like running errands, grocery shopping and companionship. If you would like to volunteer or need assistance, please call 818-238-5370 or email us at BVP@burbankca.gov.
- Connect with Others - Catch up with a friend or relative you may have not spoken to. Write a letter. Connect via videochat. Hold a virtual playdate online. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
- Exercise Mindfulness - Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. It’s important you take the time to practice self-care, even for just a few minutes each day. There are many resources online. Los Angeles County Residents can get a free subscription to Headspace.
- Stay Nourished
- The Senior Nutrition Program offers meals for older adults and homebound individuals who qualify. For more information, please call 818-238-5366.
- Burbank Unified School District's (BUSD) Meal Program is available for students on free and reduced lunch. For more information, contact the BUSD Food Service Office at 818-729-4539.
- Try a new recipe! There are plenty of online tutorials for you to whip up something new.
- Sew Face Coverings - Sew cloth face coverings for essential workers, family, friends, seniors, and others in need. Get involved here: https://bit.ly/3c0IbKM Learn about face coverings/masks here: https://bit.ly/2yIxwpD
- Take Breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media.
EXPLORE, ENRICH, AND ENGAGE
- Check out the Burbank Public Library online services - ebooks, stream TV, movies, music and more. They are also hosting an online book club Burbank Reads and Mini Storytimes. Follow @burbanklibrarykids, @burbanklibraryteens and @burbankpubliclibrary.
- Browse the Youth Art Expo Virtual Gallery featuring artwork from over 200 Burbank students (K-12) at www.burbankca.gov/yae2020
- Host a Movie Night with Some of Your Favorite Sports Related Movies - The Sandlot, Field of Dreams, Mighty Ducks, Space Jam, and more
- Try Some Fun Activities
- Get Creative
- Take a Virtual Tour
- Explore using Google Earth, EarthCam or webcamtaxi
- Go on a Virtual Field Trip
- Virtual Tour: America's Best National Parks
- Virtual Tour: Famous Museums with Google Arts and Culture
- Live Feed: San Diego Zoo
- Live Feed: Kansas City Zoo
- Live Feed: Memphis Zoo
- Digital Show: New York Metropolitan Opera free every night at 7:30 PM
- Streaming: San Francisco Symphony
- At-Home Learning
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