Tuesday, October 20, 2020
The Goshen Parks and Recreation Department has closed a portion of the City Parks' restrooms that are not heated for the fall/winter season. The following is a list of facilities that will remain open throughout the season: Heated Restroom facilities: Abshire Cabin, 1302 E. Lincoln Ave.Shanklin... more
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Both lanes of East Lincoln Avenue will be closed east of Steury Avenue to Blackport Drive on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The closure will allow construction crews to install water main across the road at N. 20th, N. 21st, and N. 23rd Streets. The detour for westbound traffic will be Blackport... more
Thursday, October 8, 2020
The following message is from the Elkhart County Health Department: Elkhart County is in the middle of a large, troubling spike in the number of Covid-19 cases. We have seen a steady increase in new cases since the middle of September, and there is no sign of a leveling off or a decrease in these... more
Monday, October 26, 2020, 2:00pm
To access a live streaming of this meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81519475010
Monday, October 26, 2020, 7:00pm
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 4:00pm
To view the live stream of this meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89051557762
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Healthy Eating & Staying Active Made Easy!: To help teach families and children about healthy lifestyles, Goshen Health has created a webpage that includes ideas for staying active and fun videos!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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:
To view current programs and activities, please consult the 2020 Activity Guide.
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