As people around the world continue to adapt in response to COVID-19, Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department adapts by focusing on social media to cultivate positive health and wellness for Salisbury residents.
“The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Team remains committed to serving our community even during COVID-19 and because of that we have adapted some programming to reach our residents virtually,” said Salisbury Parks and Recreation Director Nick Aceves. “It was for the safety of our residents that we closed playgrounds, but still provided an option for parks, greenways and trails as an option for recreation use. Our team wanted to offer another option for everyone at home and that’s when we decided on an online option. We hope that these short videos provide activity ideas, exercise options, and just plain fun until we get through this pandemic.”
The virtual recreation engagement ranges from exercise videos to art activities, engaging people of all ages. The first video shared on Salisbury Parks and Recreation Facebook page on Tuesday, March 31, encouraged residents to participate in the abstract doodling challenge. This video was followed by an ABC fitness video and all the places in Salisbury to read a book. Hurley Park also created videos detailing flower science and how to create a floating flower arrangement.
For more information about the Salisbury Parks and Recreation social media challenge videos and activities, visit: salisburync.gov/PlayAtHome