Virtual Recreation Center

Welcome to Folsom Parks & Recreation’s Virtual Recreation and Resource Center. This is your place for fun, education, and resources while we all do our part to practice social distancing. In these challenging times, we remain committed to providing our community members with ideas, information, and resources to enhance your health and well-being.

Visit this page often and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for new ideas, information, and just-for-fun content.

Do you have a great idea or resource you'd like to share? Let us know!

Outdoor Activity

Take a nature break. Going outside for some fresh air and a change of scenery can do wonders to improve our mood. The current Sacramento County Public Health Order allows residents leave their home to engage in outdoor activity; however, non-essential gatherings of any number of individuals are prohibited. As of this time, Folsom’s 48 parks and 50 miles of recreational trails remain open. The Trails and Bikeways map is available for download to help you discover the trails that are near your home and neighborhood.

If you're new to cycling or getting back on the bike for the first time in a while, learn how to perform a basic bike safety check, brush up on hand signals, and maximize your riding efficiency with gear-shifting tips.

Practice physical distancing during outdoor recreation. Now more than ever, our local parks and trails are serving as places where people can find respite and seek peace and restoration. Let’s all do our part to use these outdoor spaces in a way that respects each other and public health guidance. Learn more about the current guidelines for outdoor recreation.

Park Patrol: the city’s Park Patrol staff are circulating through every park several times each day, seven days a week, and are available to answer any questions you may have and to assist with compliance of the Sacramento County Public Health Orders and the City of Folsom closures

Walking activities: explore your own neighborhood on foot – if you have a dog, they are usually thrilled to get out on a walk with you! Kids can exercise their mind and body with activities that focus on their surroundings. Find out how many blue cars you can spot, tally the birds you see  or types of flowers – there are nearly endless possibilities.

Tip of the Week

Make your own face covering -- no sewing required!

Before you head out to bike, walk, or run, learn 5 trail safety tips.

Youth Activities: Videos

Follow along as our Vacation Zone Summer Camp, CAVE Teen Center, Fun Factory Preschool, and other staff members demonstrate fun projects you can do at home.

 

 

The Monday Morning Projects series highlights quick and easy science experiments.

 

 

 

 

 

How-To Thursdays videos showcase arts and crafts projects.

 

 


 

 

Feature Fridays presents Folsom Parks & Recreation staff sharing some of the fun activities they've discovered.

 

 

 

 

Storytime features our Fun Factory Preschool teachers reading books that preschool and pre-K kids will enjoy.

 

 

Youth Activities: Worksheets

May is Water Safety Awareness Month. Meet the Steve Miklos Aquatic Center's Sea Squad
and learn safety tips with weekly coloring sheets. Find a new coloring sheet here every week in May.
Sea Squad Coloring Sheet 1
Sea Squad Coloring Sheet 2
Sea Squad Coloring Sheet 3
Sea Squad Coloring Sheet 4

Fun Factory and Kindergarten Readiness activity sheets for preschool/pre-K age children provide quick and easy movement, craft, music, and other learning activities that kids can do at home.
Activity Sheet 1

Activity Sheet 2
Activity Sheet 3
Activity Sheet 4

Folsom Zoo Sanctuary coloring sheet: Bernie the raccoon

Connectivity

Stay connected to your family, friends, and community even as you're practicing social distancing.

Call, video chat, or text to check in on and catch up with friends and family members. Just a short chat can make you feel more connected and brighten your day.

Host a dance party; make a playlist of your favorite tunes and invite others to join you virtually.

Support a Folsom business by shopping online or purchasing a gift card.

Support a Folsom restaurant by purchasing a gift card or placing an order for take-out or delivery.

Education and Enrichment

The Folsom Public Library offers a variety of online eBooks, eAudiobooks, reading programs and resources for kidsteens, and adultsLibrary card holders can access the library’s eBooks, eAudiobooks, online encyclopedias, and other resources 24/7. If you do not have an active library card, sign up for an eCard to access to all our online resources by emailing libcirc@folsom.ca.us.

Find coloring sheets, quizzes, and how-to experiments provided by Mad Science of Sacramento.

Online cooking curriculum for kids and parents are available from the Food Literacy Center.

Resources for Seniors

Special store hours at groceries, pharmacies, and other essential businesses; nutrition assistance programs; Dial-a-Ride; mental health resources; utility discounts; and other resources are available for Folsom's senior residents.