Virtual Programming

About

Parks & Recreation wants to help you keep your spirits high and your mind and body well during these challenging times. When the time arrives, we look forward to welcoming you back to our centers and parks! Until then, our virtual programming can help you learn a new craft, take a virtual tour, explore nature and discover the beauty that already exist in our outdoor community. Let us help you get started:

This Week!

Arts

  • Cartoon Challenge
    Using only pencil and paper and the cartoon page provided, how many different scenarios can you draw the cartoon character in? Challenge yourself, family and friends!  

Media

KIDS NEWS

Is your child interested in news, sports and other key topics like Science, Space, Technology, History, Weather, Arts and much more. Then check out KIDSNEWS. You can even find links to “take a virtual tour around the world’s best sites, galleries, zoos, museums and even Mars!” Before you use any second party website, please review their applicable terms of use and policies.

Teens

Before you use any second party website, please review their applicable terms of use and policies.

Therapeutic Recreation

Looking for more activities to do at home? Try these offerings to create your own fun! Before you use any second party website, please review their applicable terms of use and policies. James City County is not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the products or accuracy of these web sites, nor assume any responsibility.

Wildlife

Common Backyard Birds
Spring is a very active time for birds as species migrate through the area and also begin having their annual broods. Parks, trails and open spaces are great spots to capture and identify the bird species that are located in our community. We’ve created a short list of common backyard birds to help you identify the winged friends that can be found at feeders and in the backyard. For more detailed information regarding bird species, calls and other great information, visit the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/. If you would like to ID a bird that isn’t on this list, the Cornell Lab also has an app, the Merlin Bird ID, which is a great resource for determining species that may be difficult to identify, visit https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/.

For a complete list of Parks & Recreation virtual programming, please visit here.