New lineup of digital programs to keep Austin learning, playing, and connecting
The Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is offering a variety of online recreation and cultural experiences for residents sheltering in place. The programs include enriching learning experiences, exercise classes, and family activities.
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, PARD has altered its operations, including closing facilities, museums, recreation, cultural, and senior centers, and amenities such as tennis and basketball courts. However, the Department is providing diverse programs and experiences online. The current lineup of programming includes exercise videos for kids and adults, virtual exhibits, arts and crafts, and programs for seniors. PARD will regularly release new programs while residents are required to stay home.
“During this public health emergency, virtual programs and experiences will help Austinites enjoy a physically and mentally healthy life by learning, playing, and connecting online,” said Kimberly McNeeley, Director of PARD.