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With facility closures due to COVID-19, the Parks & Recreation Department is committed to providing ways for you and your family to stay active and entertained during this time. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more fun activities and the latest updates on COVID-19. Tag us in your posts and use the hashtag #albanyactive to share how you are staying active at home! This page will be updated continually with new activities, so make sure to check often.


We're How You play

Backyard BINGO (PDF)

Play Buddy Bison's Backyard BINGO and have a ton of fun!

Bird Watching Activities for Kids

Calling all bird nerds! Here is a great list of backyard bird feeders and bird watching activities for kids.

Board Game Arena

Join the largest board game table in the world.

Boat Safety Equipment Checklist

One of the best ways to be prepared for your next boating adventure is to use a pre-departure checklist - even short trips! This type of checklist is easy to review, and it makes sure that you aren't caught unprepared.

Boredom Busters (PDF)

Explore the outdoors with Buddy Bison.

Fitness Blender

Customize your workouts with the easy-to-use online tool.

Five Fun Ways to Bring Parks to Kids

Looking for easy ways to connect with nature from home? We have you covered!

Move More Together

Live workouts and dance parties!

Nike Run Club

Track your runs, get coaching that adapts to you, and bring your friends along for the ride. It’s all possible with the Nike Run Club.

Nike Training Club

The Nike Training Club helps you reach your fitness goals with expertly designed workouts from world-class Nike Master Trainers.

Stay at Home Guide

100's of activities for families.

The Genius of Play

Play ideas for children with special needs.

Trailblazers Virtual PE

Virtual PE featuring fan-favorite personalities, including Trail Blazers Youth Coaches, BlazerDancers, Stunt Team and Rip City Crew.

Virtual Escape Rooms

Solve a problem or a clue in order to “escape” - fun for the whole family!


We're How You learn

Hands-on Cooking with Kids

Rolling up your sleeves and have fun with these cool resources for families to learn and cook together.

Home Science Experiments

Fun experiments you can safely do at home.

Learn to Code

Get started coding today. It’s easier - and way more fun - than you ever thought.

Learn to Play Chess

Learning chess is fun and easy.

Life Jacket Safety

Summer fun is right around the corner. Learn how to properly fit a life jacket.

Longfellow's WHALE Tales

Longellow's WHALE Tales is an early educational program designed to benefit young swimmers and their parents as they learn to be safe in, on, and around water. Water Habits Are Learned Early (WHALE).

Math Games

Give your brain a workout.

Morse Code

Learning Morse Code has never been easier!

NASA at Home

Let NASA bring the universe into your home.

Open Water Safety Checklist (PDF)

Safety tips for families when visiting oceans, lakes and rivers.

Oregon activities you can do at home

Consider them unofficial lesson plans to help kids stay educated and engaged while discovering something new about Oregon.

Science Video Games

Fun for kids of all ages.

The Lion King Experience

An immersive arts education program that introduces students to many aspects of theater-making through the lens of The Lion King.

Water Safety Course for Parents & Caregivers

This free course focuses on developing an awareness of the risks of drowning and how to minimize those risks, especially for young children.


We're How You connect

Getting Together

How to shrink the distance between us and still remain six feet apart.

Live Virtual Concerts (List curated by NPR)

Live virtual concerts to enjoy from the comfort of your own couch!


The goal is to allow anyone to send and receive postcards from all over the world!

Stay Connected

Staying connected to each other is more important than ever. Here are some ideas to inspire your own creativity.


We're How You grow

Master Gardener Short Course Series

This series of short courses is excerpted from OSU’s Master Gardener online course, allowing you to study specific fundamentals of gardening.

Mental Health First Aid Course

This free on-line course will help you to build resilience and support yourself and others through this crisis.

National Gardening Association

Through these unpredictable times, let's grow together.

You Grow Girl

Beginning gardening guide 101.


We're How You relax

Breathing Exercises

Some helpful breathing techniques you can try to alleviate stress and anxiety.

Coloring Pages for All Ages

Free printable coloring pages for everyone!

Find Your Calm

Meditations for stress, sleep and more, and meditations for kids.

Free Guided Meditations

Mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own.

Oregon's Moments of Zen

Does life feel overwhelmed right now? Thankfully Travel Oregon have made a series of Oregon Moment of Zen videos to help you feel like you’re outside. So sit back, relax and imagine yourself immersed in these very-Oregon scenes.

Story Time from Space

A good story sounds even better when it's read in micro-gravity. Books are read on video by astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) as they orbit hundreds of miles above Earth.

Top 13 US National Parks in 4K Ultra HD

Sit back and relax while you explore the beauty of our amazing national parks.

Virtual Relaxation Room

Need a break from all the COVID-19 coverage? Stressed about balancing this temporary way of life, and the challenges of online schooling? Explore this Virtual Relaxation Room for peace of mind.

Word Search

Variety of online word search puzzles.


We're How You explore


Disney Magic Moments lets you experience the magic of Disney wherever you may be. Enjoy Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic with stories, videos, and activities to inspire imagination and discovery among kids, fans, and families alike.

Amazing Virtual Field Trips

No permission slips needed!

Oregon Zoo Comes to You!

Oregon Zoo live video and home activity resources.

Tour Yellowstone Park

Ready to explore Yellowstone? You don't have to wait for your trip out here. You can start exploring now by virtually touring some of the main attractions around this amazing park.

Tour Yosemite Park

Enjoy the beauty of Yosemite Park through your computer - this amazing virtual tour will make you feel like you are standing right in the park!

Tropical Reef Cam

Observe the magnificent coral reef ecosystem at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Watch live underwater video of fish, rays, and other incredible sea creatures.

Virtual Disney Rides

ant to enjoy your favorite Disney rides from the comfort of your own home? Experience these virtual viewings of your favorite Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort’s rides!

Virtual tour of the National Museum of Natural History

The Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop or mobile device. Visitors can also access select collections and research areas at our satellite support and research stations as well as past exhibits no longer on display.

Want to visit a museum?

12 famous museums offer virtual tours you can take without leaving your home.

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