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
Floyd County Parks and Recreation

StoryWalk

Bundle up and enjoy the 3/4th mile walk as you read at Kevin Hammersmith Park. Books are updated quarterly. Click here!

Indy Parks and Recreation

Virtual Nature Minute from Holliday Park

Join a naturalist on select Wednesdays at 2 PM as they share an up close look at some of the wonders of Holliday Park! Click here!


Virtual Creature Feature

Once a month on Tuesdays at 3PM! Get a close-up experience with the nature center animals. Staff and volunteers will get out a different animal. Learn all about the animals and how we keep them happy and healthy. Click here!


Challenges
City of Anderson Parks Department

Full of Hearts Scavenger Hunt

Around Shadyside Lake Trail 14 individual hearts numbered 1-14 hidden along the trail. The challenge is to Find ALL 14 hearts, take pictures with them, and then collect all 14 pictures and submit to our Facebook Page as a collage or a tagged post. Click here for more details.


Contests
Elkhart County Parks

41st Annual Photo Contest

Whether it’s a landscape, a wildlife pic, or a great family moment in the park, send it our way. This year, all eligible contestants will have their entries showcased online starting Feb.27! Click here!


Events


Richmond Parks and Recreation

Winter Richmond Farmers Market

Find local products EVERY week*, 10am-1pm, from 100% certified local farmers & vendors! Produce, meat, eggs, honey, baked goods, jams and jellies, candles, soaps, jewelry, fine art, and so much more! Click here!

Greencastle Parks and Recreation

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party

Join the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department to celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday! We will make crafts, read stories, and have a costume contest! What will you come dressed as? What will you win!? Click here!


Fitness


City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department

Night Bike Ride

The La Porte Night Bicycle Ride will take you on a leisurely 13-mile starlit bike ride of La Porte. All participants must wear a helmet and have a headlight and taillight on their bike. For more information click here.

Bluffton Parks

Yoga- Monday/Wednesday

All Levels Yoga class on Monday & Wednesday evenings. Click here for more details!

Free Weekday Walks

Walking is one of the best exercises for all age groups and has lots of health benefits. If you can spare fifteen minutes every day for walking, it is sure to help you maintain a healthy weight. The Parks Department has decided to open the city gym free of charge to any adult who would like to get some exercise during the cold months. Click here!

St. Joseph County Parks

Leisure Activities

Ongoing Leisure activities including skiing, tubing, geocaching and more! Click here!


Programming

Zionsville Parks and Recreation

Zionsville has 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!