Staying home and staying safe is so important right now to keep ourselves, our neighbors, and our community as safe as possible. But staying home can be a blast when you have activities to do every day! That’s why the City of Auburn Hills Recreation Department has created virtual recreation for our community, packed with daily activities to make memories over the weeks to come!
Activities will include virtual field trips to interesting places in Auburn Hills, physical activities to keep you healthy, Nature and Outdoor Education lessons, weekly contests with prizes, and healthy eating challenges and games for kids (and adults)!
Here’s a sneak peek into the first week of April:
April 1 – Happy April Fool’s Day!
April 2 – Virtual Little Hikers
April 3 – Jump Rope Game
April 4 – Taste Test for Kids: Unusual Vegetables
April 5 – WEEKLY CONTEST: Living Room Fort Building
April 6 – Lego Builds
April 7 – Virtual Field Trip: Inside Hawk Woods Lodge
Maybe you already participated in our spirit week, went on a Bear Hunt with us, or did yoga with your best canine friend and it was so good to see you! We invite everyone to become part of our virtual community during this time of quarantine – if we can’t connect in real life, we can certainly connect online!
Some of our activities will encourage you to get outside to explore nature individually. Please remember that our parks are open, but play structures, restrooms and water fountains are closed. While staying home and staying safe is important, your mental and physical health are also important, and exploring parks and trails is a great way to care for both while observing physical distancing. Even Executive Orders express outdoor recreation to be an essential activity right now (Executive Order 2020-21, 6b).
For your safety, all restrooms are closed and water fountains are turned off, so please make sure you plan ahead and bring your own reusable water bottle if you decide to venture out. Additionally, please make sure you observe the social distancing guidelines in parks and on trails.
Our Community Center may be closed, but your Recreation leaders are working hard behind the scenes to bring recreation to you! Our activities will be posted on Facebook every day, so make sure you “like” Auburn Hills Parks and Recreation to get updates and be sure to check our page regularly. We hope to see all of you in our virtual reality this month!
Sage Hegdal, Recreation Director