Metro Parks: Our top 10 things to do for the next few weeks!
Remember to follow CDC guidelines for social distancing at home and in open spaces
- Go for a focused Nature Walk. Take photos and identify trees, plants and wildlife. Call our Nature Centers for more ideas!
- Learn how to make a fun but tasty kid-friendly sandwich with whole grain bread, low-sodium peanut butter, bananas, coconut flakes and raisins. The folks in our Teaching Kitchens can show you how.
- Show your kids some of those games that were a part of your childhood like Jacks, Pick-Up-Sticks, Checkers, Uno, etc.
- Take a brisk walk or a short run in your neighborhood or park. It’s energizing. Complete listing of parks in your area
- Teach your kids some new games! List of games we sometimes use for after-school play
- Ride a bike or take your fur baby for a walk on one of our greenways. A full list of greenways
- Create some art with found objects, household items, crayons, pencils, paints, etc. Make sure you name it and frame it for a memory of this special time in the history of the city and the nation.
- Go fishing or rock climbing. Call our Outdoor Recreation staff for fishing and climbing locations.
- Come up with some creative alternatives to shaking hands. Send it to us. We will post it on our social media pages. Check out a couple of our videos
- Have your child write a brief poem or very short essay about their observations, feelings, or perspective during this historic time in the history of the city and the country.