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CHANGE TO PARKS DEPARTMENT REOPENING PLAN

Friday, May 22, 2020

Per Governor Holcomb, Indiana will be entering into Stage 3 of the reopening plan this weekend. We had previously shared our Parks & Recreation Reopening Guide but are making one significant modification based upon the Governor's most recent order as shown below. Playgrounds will NOT be opening... more

REMINDER: CITY OFFICES CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY

Friday, May 22, 2020

All City of Goshen offices will be closed Monday, May 25, due to the Memorial Day holiday. As a reminder, City buildings remain closed to the public as a safety measure to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Garbage pickup will be delayed by one day the week of May 25. Trash will be collected... more

MAY BRUSH COLLECTION

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The May brush pickup will begin on Tuesday, May 26. During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. Please have your brush by the front curb, but not on the street, by that first day in the morning at 7 a.m. Brush will not be... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, June 1, 2020, 2:00pm

To access the live stream of this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87338053276

City Council meeting

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 5:30pm

To access the live stream of this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86229548985

Cemetery Board

Thursday, June 4, 2020, 2:00pm

Virtual Recreation Center

Welcome to the City of Goshen’s Virtual Recreation Center. These are challenging times for everyone, but we hope to provide resources that will keep you happy, healthy and engaged.

Be sure to check back often as new content and activities will continue to be added. If you have a great idea or resource you would like to share, please email us at goshenparks@goshencity.com


Education & Exploration 

NASA STEM Activities for Grades K-4: Activities range from building foam rockets to solving space station emoji puzzles. Parents can also download coloring sheets and books for younger kids.

Discovery Education: Free virtual field trips complete with companion guides and hands-on learning activities.

PBS Kids: A free online resource for parents featuring tips and learning activities organized by subject, as well as arts and crafts ideas.

Kids Think Design: A free online resource providing information and interactive projects for kids and teens interested in a variety of design careers.

All Kids Network: A free online resource for parents and teachers featuring thousands of fun activities, crafts and worksheets.

Take a Trip to Mars: Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover. The site is in the middle of an update, but the 360 mode offers a great digital view.

Sesame Street Games: Monster Foodies with Cookie Monster, Ernie's Bathtime Fun, Big Bird's Basketball and more! 


Zoo Cams

Cincinnati Zoo: The Cincinnati Zoo will host a Home Safari Facebook Live that features a different animal each day. For those who don't have social media, the zoo will post the safaris on both their website and YouTube.

Panda Cam Zoo Atlanta: Pandas are always fun to watch, quarantine or not, and Zoo Atlanta offers this live stream of the only panda twins in the United States, Ya Lun and Xi Lun.

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Live cams where viewers can sneak a peek at the sharks, do a little birdwatching in the aviary, and they can even check out the open sea.

San Diego Zoo: Live cams to choose from, including penguins, tigers, koalas and giraffes. The zoo also has a website exclusively for kids that's loaded with videos, stories, activities and games.

National Aquarium: Live broadcasting from the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Tune into their Blacktip Reef, Jellies Invasion and Pacific Coral Reef livestreams to enjoy pieces of the Aquarium from home. 


Art & Storytime

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems: Mo Willems, beloved author of Waiting Is Not Easy! and The Pigeon HAS To Go To School! is hosting a Livestream Lunch Doodle. Every day at 1 PM EST, new episodes will be posted on the Mo Willems page on the Kennedy Center's Website. Additionally, Willem is encouraging kids to send him questions at LUNCHDOODLES@kennedy-center.org, and he will attempt to answer those questions in his videos.

Storytelling with Harper Kids: Read aloud storytime, singalons, DIY activities and more. 

The Color: An online resource that provides a variety of free coloring pages for all ages.

Crafts by Amanda: Hundreds of DIY crafts. 

Pete the Cat: We all have to do our part to stem the outbreak of Coronavirus, but life in quarantine doesn't have to be that bad. Every day, new resources are popping up to help us get through it. These virtual tours and online resources have a little something for kids of all ages. What a great opportunity to see the world from the comfort of your own couch!


Fitness Classes for Adults

Do Yoga with Me

Yoga with Adriene

Core Power Yoga

Fitness Blender

Nike Training Club

Jazzercise

Sworkit

Zumba Cardio

Men's Health- Full Body Circuits


Fitness Classes for Kids

Fitness Blender for Kids

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Pop Sugar Family Workout

Fitness with Arthur

Yoga for Teens (Ages 11-13)

Yoga for Teens (Ages 13-18)

Hip Hop Workout


Virtual Tours of Museums and Historical Sites

The Smithsonian Museum: The Smithsonian Museum offers virtual tours of their current and permanent exhibits, and viewers can even take a look at a few of the past exhibits. Users can easily navigate between adjoining rooms of the museum and click on the camera icons for a closer look.

British Museum London

Musée d'Orsay, Paris

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Guggenheim Museum, New York

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

The Louvre

The Great Wall of China: This virtual tour offers a breathtaking view of the Great Wall Of China, and visitors can even read up a little on its history.

The White House

Vatican

Buckingham Palace

Pyramids

Taj Mahal


Explore Your Neighborhood

Many of the City’s outdoor parks and walking trails are still open! We encourage you to take a walk outside and explore one of our various walking paths, but we strongly recommend you follow these guidelines outlined by the National Recreation & Parks Association regarding outdoor exercise and social distancing:

  • Refrain from using parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms.
  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to, during, and after use of parks or trails.
  • Prepare for limited to no access to public restrooms and water fountains.
  • While on trails, warn other users of your presence and as they approach, step aside to let others pass.
  • Follow CDC’s guidance on the recommended size of social gatherings including, but not limited to: outdoor picnicking, pick-up sports, and other group hangouts. Be sure to maintain proper physical distance at all times.
  • Observe CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six (6) feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or depart that space.
  • Consult your local and state ordinances and guidelines for the most up to date recommendations on park and trail use.


To view current programs and activities, please consult the 2020 Activity Guide

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