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Stay Home Brownsville 

The effects of the COVID-19 outbreak are causing changes to our everyday lives.  These are difficult and stressful times.  We are with you!

Our parks may be closed, but we are always open to helping our community.  

We want to help alleviate the stress that being isolated at home brings. We have compiled a list of activities, games, tours, and videos that you can do alone or with family. 

We’re very fortunate to have the technology that allows to view a live feed of virtual parks, animals at the zoo.  With a few clicks we can take an online exercise class or play an exciting game. The possibilities are endless. 

This page will be updated continually with new activities, so make sure to check often.   

Note:  City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department does not endorse any of these specific products, channels, or organizations. 


Digital Events 

  • Engage and connect with your COB Parks and Recreation Department.  We have created digital events and activities for everyone to enjoy.  Check them out here: BTXPARKS
  • On Fridays we eat cake!  Join us every Friday at 3 pm for a live virtual birthday party  Cake Fridays
  • Connect with us on social media  Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
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Educational 

  • Check out an E-book, look up articles, or visit the Teen and Child Online Centers at the Brownsville Public Library 
  • Visit PBS and PBS Teaching Materials for ideas on educating children during their time away from school 
  • Learn a new skill like coding and coding for children.
  • Learn more about the oceans with different educational materials for children
  • With pretty much every subject available, Khan Academy is amazing for these no school times. 
  • Want an educational scavenger hunt you can do in your own backyard? Here is a biodiversity bingo card! Kids can look around their backyard or local green space and try to find enough biodiversity for bingo. 
  • NEW - Homeschooling can be tough. Bluprint, a homeschooling website, is offering free classes till April 9 to ease that difficulty.  

Entertainment

Fitness

  • Find your new favorite at-home routine on Youtube. If you don’t know where to look, Boston Globe has some good ideas (although we aren’t necessary endorsing any of the options). 
  • Visit Planet Fitness’s Facebook page at 4 p.m. for their daily free online class! 
  • Just because you can't be there in person, doesn't mean you can't enjoy OrangeTheory Online!
  • FiT, a fitness studio, has many different online workouts for you, as well as some for the kids! Join them on Tuesday/Thursday at 12:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. for fun video workouts. These classes are free, but donations are welcome!
  • Remember self care.  Meditate and or do yoga, and if you step outside for a walk, remember to stay 6 ft away from people, wash your hands, and don’t touch your face! 

Do you have an activity to add? Email parks@cob.us with the link to have it added. We want to include as many different options to help keep everyone busy!

What Can I Do Now?

  • It's up to all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Everyone, including young and healthy people, should avoid large gatherings during this time.  Stay up to date with public health guidelines from cdc.gov.

  • Brownsville cares. Keep visiting BTXcares.com frequently for updates and resources.