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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

  1. Go for a focused Nature Walk. Take photos and identify trees, plants and wildlife. Call our Nature Centers for more ideas!
  2. 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.
  3. Show your kids some of those games that were a part of your childhood like Jacks, Pick-Up-Sticks, Checkers, Uno, etc.
  4. Take a brisk walk or a short run in your neighborhood or park. It’s energizing. Complete listing of parks in your area
  5. Teach your kids some new games! List of games we sometimes use for after-school play
  6. Ride a bike or take your fur baby for a walk on one of our greenways. A full list of greenways
  7. 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.
  8. Go fishing or rock climbing. Call our Outdoor Recreation staff for fishing and climbing locations.
  9. 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
  10. 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.