Virtual Parks & Recreation Center

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Dear customers and friends, welcome to Angleton’s Virtual Park & Recreation Center! As of Monday, May 18, 2020 the Angleton Recreation Center has opened its doors to the public. Please visit our Angleton Parks and Recreation Facebook page for procedures and policies that are in place. Although playground equipment, pavilions and public restrooms are closed, all of our parks have open fields and trails for you to enjoy. 

Our Parks & Recreation Department is committed to provide you with ways to help you and your family stay active and entertained. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for more fun activities and the latest updates on COVID-19. Tag us in your posts and use the hashtag #angletonparksrec to share how you are staying active!

Note: City of Angleton Parks & Recreation does not endorse nor receive funds for advertising any of the third-party websites listed on this page

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C25K Free - The free eight-week program gives users three workouts per week that get you ready for your next race. 

Strava - Running & Cycling - If you’re a serious runner or cyclist, you need one place to keep track of your most recent runs and rides, and no app comes close to the capabilities offered by Strava.

Daily Yoga - Offers more than 100 yoga and mediation videos. Plus, there’s a library with detailed videos of more than 500 poses. 

Fitness Blender - Offers free online fitness classes for HIIT, low impact, toning and more.

*some contain in app purchases

Educational Resources - These educational sites are giving their online learning material and lessons away for free to those kids who are at home during the coronavirus outbreak. 

Kids Gardening - We offer inspiration and support to educators and families by way of grants, original educational resources, and by cultivating a community of practice. 

Educational Websites - These free educational websites for kids are awesome! They are only free right now due to school closures.  

From ABCs to ACTs - Ready to check some of them out for yourself?  Today, we’ve put together a list of 45 of our all-time favorite, free educational websites for kids in hopes that you and your family enjoy them just as much as we have!

Home Gardening Tips - Growing and tending a garden can have a variety of benefits, both short- and long-term, for an individual or an entire family. Even people who don’t own extensive real estate with a sprawling plot of land can grow a flower or vegetable garden.  

NASA - Space Center Houston is the official visitor center for NASA Johnson Space Center, and the "NASA at Home" portal has many interesting and useful resources that can be enjoyed at home.

Activities for Families - Here are five things you can do to keep your family entertained while practicing social distancing. 

Indoor Family Activities - Indoor activities to keep kids entertained while at home.

Date Night Ideas - Nine date night ideas to try while you’re stuck at home.

Weekends Ideas - Social distancing doesn’t have to doom your weekends. We have ideas!

Ideas for 55+ - Can’t travel? 55 things people aged 55+ can do when they’re practicing social distancing.

Seasoned Times - Seasoned Times is all about celebrating the “seasoned times” of life and encouraging wise, healthy, and happy aging. We believe it is important to make the most of life at every age and in every circumstance. We are dedicated to encouraging people to they live their best lives always and to providing resources to help them do so. 

Jigsaw Explorer - Enjoy premium online jigsaw puzzles! 

Yellowstone National Park - Ready to explore Yellowstone? You don’t have to wait for your trip out here. You can start exploring now by virtually touring some of the main attractions around the park.

Access Mars - Access Mars lets you explore a 3D replica of the Martian surface, exactly as it was recorded by the Curiosity rover. As Curiosity has travelled across Mars, it’s taken digital photographs with two stereoscopic camera systems. 

Space Center Houston - The free Space Center Houston interactive mobile tour features audio tour, GPS maps, selfie filters, augmented reality experiences, virtual reality lite and more! 

National Museum of History - The Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop or mobile device. 

Museums Around the World - Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home.

Smithsonian - Explore a self-guided tour of the D.C. museum’s National Museum of Natural History.

Buckingham Palace - Explore this magnificent building via our virtual tours. The first tour will take you to the Grand Staircase. Click on the small images below to access further tours of the White Drawing Room, the Throne Room and the Blue Drawing Room. 

The Houston Zoo - Camp Zoofari is an immersive experience for children ages 4-16. Campers explore the Houston Zoo, meet Zoo animals and make new friends while learning about animals and how to save them in the wild. 

Farm Food 360 - Quick Canadian dairy processing facts. Milk is picked up at Canadian dairy farms every two days and taken to a processing plant where it is pasteurized and packaged as milk or processed into cheese, yogurt, sour cream or any of the other dairy products consumed in Canada.

San Diego Zoo - In honoring the terms of our conservation loan agreement with the People’s Republic of China, 27-year-old Bai Yun and her son, 6-year-old Xiao Liwu, have been repatriated to their ancestral homeland.

Tundra Connections - #CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada for the annual polar bear migration. Since 2010, Discovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to host a series of shared learning experiences to engage students and inspire their interest in studying the science of polar bears and their Arctic habitat. 

virtual aquariums

Georgia Aquarium - Live webcam action from African penguin, jelly, ocean voyager, California sea lion, gator crossing, Indo-Pacific barrier reef, Beluga whale, Piranha and underwater puffin.

Monterey Bay Aquarium - Live webcams featuring sharks, sea otters, penguins, open sea, moon jelly, Monterey Bay, kelp forest, jelly, coral reef and aviary.

Shedd Aquarium - This Chicago aquarium shares some pretty adorable behind-the-scenes footage of their residents on Facebook. 

National Aquairum - Walk through tropical waters to the icy tundra in this floor-by-floor tour of the famous, Baltimore-based aquarium. 

Oregon Zoo - This zoo is sharing daily video updates on their Facebook page of different animals during their temporary closure.