Virtual Recreation - Parks & Recreation
We're all doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home, but 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.
*Please note 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. This page will be continuously updated with new resources.
ACTIVITIES DESIGNATED WITH *** ARE PROGRAMS OFFERED AT NO COST FROM OUR RECREATIONAL CONTRACT PARTNERS.
- Train at home with Fitness and Wellness Tutorials
- Virtual Recreation Classes - a variety of at-home classes from Burbank Parks and Recreation
- Y! At Home Workouts (Burbank YMCA)
- Hollie Lee Zumba***
- Planet Namaste Free Morning Huddle***
- YogaBlend Free Zoom Class
- Fitness Blender
- Nike Training Club
- American Heart Association - 10 Minute Workout
- NCHPAD - Health at Home
- Article: How to Exercise While Staying at Home (BBC News)
- Fitness and Wellness Tutorials for Older Adults 55+
- Virtual Activities for Adults 55+ from our Joslyn Staff - includes Zoom classes, fitness activities and support groups
- 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)
- Visit a local park - remember to follow all health and safety protocols
- Take a walk, bike or run around your neighborhood - make it fun and engaging!
- Go hiking! The Stough Canyon and Wildwood Canyon trails are open or explore a neighboring trail.
- Swim at the Verdugo Aquatic Facility
- Play a round of golf at DeBell Golf Club
- Play Pickleball at Larry L. Maxam Park, Burbank Tennis Center, 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 and view current opportunities from the Sports Office
- Go for a drive
***Remember to follow all health and safety guidelines and best practices: avoid crowds, wear a mask, do not gather with multiple households, and maintain a safe social distance of 6' away from others.***
- 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 grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions, and other essential errands. If you would like to volunteer or need assistance, please call (818) 238-5370 or email us at email@example.com.
- Phone Pals - This program matches volunteers with seniors who are in need of regular phone visits. For more information, please call the Joslyn Adult Center at (818) 238-5353
- 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 available online.
- Stay Nourished
- Burbank Nutrition Services (BNS) 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 to help you whip up something new.
- Take Breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media.
- Check out the Burbank Public Library online services to read ebooks or stream TV, movies, music and more. They are also hosting an online book club Burbank Reads and Mini Storytimes. Follow @burbanklibrarykids, @burbanklibraryteens and @burbankpubliclibrary for more information.
- Browse the Youth Art Expo Virtual Gallery - featuring artwork from over 200 Burbank students (K-12)
- Browse the Burbank Arts Pandemic Art Gallery - a project from the Burbank Cultural Arts Commission to highlight local artists during the challenging times of the pandemic.
- 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