Creative Ideas


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, events are being cancelled, parks are closing playgrounds, and social distancing is happening. We, in the parks and recreation industry have to get creative!

IPRA is here to help! We encourage our members to submit and share their departments creative ideas on virtual programming and events, keeping active while social distancing, etc. We will use this page as a resource and upload submissions, so we can keep our members creating new and exciting ways park goers can safely have fun and stay active, while following CDC guidelines.


Please click here to share your creative idea!

Activities

Bluffton Parks & Recreation

Bluffton Parks created a "I Spy Easter Edition" Participants can walk the park trails and search for hidden Easter eggs. To learn more, click here!

Bluffton Parks created a Clue – Parks Department Edition. Participants will search high and low through the trails and greenways of their local parks to find hidden clues to solve the mystery. To learn more, click here!

Challenges
Bluffton Parks & Recreation

Bluffton Parks stared a Beautify Bluffton Challenge. The next time you take a walk grab a bag and pick up trash or sweep the sidewalk and curb line in your neighborhood. To learn more, click here!

Bluffton Parks started a Coast to Coast Challenge. Participants share their miles walked, ran, biked, etc., and Bluffton will accumulate the total for each day. To learn more and see photos, click here!

Contests

Bluffton Parks & Recreation

Bluffton Parks started an array of contests: such as a marker stacking contest, coloring contest, and so much more. Check out Bluffton Parks Facebook page to see all the activities.

Bluffton parks created an I Scream, You Scream contest. Participants will create a 3-5 second video of their loudest and proudest scream and post it to Bluffton Parks Facebook page for judging. To lean more, click here!

Bluffton Parks created a Crazy Hair contest. Participants will share their crazy “quarantine” hair and one lucky person will win a $10 off any service from The Alley Cuts salon. To learn more, click here!

Bluffton parks started a Cake Wars (Home Edition) contest. Participants of all ages are encouraged to bake something sweet and creative. To learn more, click here!

City of La Porte Parks & Recreation

La Porte parks created a fair garden contest. Participants will create cute and unique fair gardens at their home and share pictures with the La Porte Facebook page. To learn more, click here!

Speedway Parks & Recreation

The town of Speedway has created a Talent Contest. Participants video themselves doing a talent and submit it to Speedways Event page. To learn more, click here!

Events


City of Bloomington

To support local farmers, food and beverage artisans, and other local businesses the City of Bloomington is hosting an online farms market. To learn more, click here!

Washington Township - Avon

Washington Township-Avon created a virtual "Easter egg hunt". Participants had to find Easter eggs an various websites, once you found an egg, you clicked on it and were directed to a participating website to find another. To learn more, click here!

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation

Check out how Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation is programming virtually. To learn more, click here!

Hamilton County Parks and Recreation

Check out how Hamilton County Parks and Recreation is programming virtually. To learn more, click here!

Fitness


Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation

Carmel Clay Parks has started a Workout Wednesday LIVE, were fitness supervisor, Brittany, will workout live via Facebook. To learn more or join the movement, click here!

Carmel Clay Parks has also started Thursday 30, a 30 minute yoga practice instructed by group fitness instructor, Gretchen. To learn more or get moving, click here!

Floyd County Parks & Recreation

Floyd County joined with Hoosier Hills Hoops created a virtual skills and drills program. Participating basketball couches will upload a video via Facebook with instructions or skills for players to practice while maintain social distancing. To learn more, click here!

Jasper Parks & Recreation

Jasper Parks has created an "exercise trail". Along their Parklands Trail they have chalked exercises for walkers or runners to do while along their trails. To learn more, click here!

Programming

Zionsville Parks and Recreation

Zionsville have started a series of environmental programming. Their Park Naturalist is hosting environmental programming remotely via FB Live such as: snacks with snakes, create your own worm bin, etc. To learn more, click here!