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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:

ABC Fitness | AbstractDoodling | Flower Science | Read Anywhere


Join our team and participate in some exercises that will keep you and your family moving while adhering to the stay at home order. Make sure you continue to practice social distancing as well.

Here is a sample workout of how to use the ABCs of fitness:

  1. Do a warm up. A jog in place or a couple of laps up and down the driveway to get the blood flowing. Next follow up the jog/run with arm circles. Close your warm up with 10 jumping jacks.
  2. Do the workout. Take your name and create a workout that corresponds with the alphabet, for example:
    2. S = 10 Burpees
    3. A = 10 Jumping Jacks
    4. L = 8 Lunges
    5. I = 10 Burpees
    6. S = 10 Burpees
    7. B = 5 Push-ups
    8. U = 15 Crunches
    9. R = 20 Jumping Jacks
    10. Y = 5 Push-ups
  3. Cool Down. Slow walk around the block or in the yard.

Get moving with the Salisbury Parks & Recreation Department. Stay tuned, and follow us on Facebook as we provide more activities for your enjoyment!

Abstract Doodling

The City of Salisbury Parks & Recreation Department would like to reach out to you to during this unforeseen event (COVID-19), and ask you to join us in being creative. This segment is a great way to doodle your way to something amazing. Abstract Doodling is a fun way to experiment with color, lines, shapes and forms to create a great design, so grab some paper, crayons, pens, and get those creative juices going!

This is great for any age - - post your creations in our Facebook post's comment section and let us see how creative you can be. As always we wish you and your family all the best during this unforeseen event and hope you all remain healthy. #Getcreative #Abstractdoodling

Flower Science

Follow a simple experiment technique to show how plants uptake water!

Gardening and Art

Spring is the perfect time to do gardening and outdoor activities with the entire family! Hurley Park staff share a few of their tips.

Read Anywhere

We want to remind you that while you are at home to pick up a book. The best part about it is, you can read it anywhere!

You can read in a 🏞️.

You can read in 🛏️.

You can read on the 📱 to family and friends.

So, sit back and relax. All you need is a book.

Find a little free library near you by visiting:

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217 S. Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28144

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Programs: (704) 216-PLAY

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