Welcome to the City of Cypress’ Virtual Recreation and Resource Center! This is your place for fun, education, and resources through these unprecedented times. We are committed to ensuring that our resilient community members have resources to maintain healthy lives, grow meaningful relationships and continue to have extraordinary experiences.
Visit this page often or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for new updates and ideas to keep you and your loved ones healthy, entertained and informed. Please note that we do not endorse or receive funds to advertise any of the third party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.
Have a great idea or resource you’d like to share? Email us at CRPD@cypressca.org.
As our daily lives are filled with more indoor time, there are many ways to stay healthy and active.
Here are a few ideas for staying active indoors.
- Take a Virtual Fitness Class - There are plenty of FREE options online. Here are just a few:
- Do Yoga with Me - Free yoga videos
- Fitness Blender - Variety of free videos
- Nike Training Club - App filled with free fitness videos
- For the Kids
Individuals are permitted to engage in outdoor activities such as walking, hiking and running, provided the individuals comply with the Social Distancing Recommendations including maintaining at least 6’ between individuals. Here are a few ideas:
- Walk/run around your neighborhood and say hi (from a distance) to all of your neighbors who are getting outside, too.
- Go for a drive.
Although we’re all social distancing physically, as humans we need to stay connected emotionally. Try one or two of these out every day.
- Call a friend or relative you haven’t spoken to in a while to check in.
- Write a letter.
- Support a local restaurant - Many restaurants are still open for takeout or delivery orders. Support your favorite joints and order food for pick up or try out DoorDash or Uber Eats and have it brought to you.
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
- Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep. Make time to unwind.
- Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
- Work on Mindfulness - Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.
Exercise your Brain
- Visit the Orange County Public Library - The library has tons of free ebooks ready for your enjoyment.
For the Kids (or kids at heart)
- Hold a virtual play date through FaceTime.
- Teach a young person how to write and send a letter.
- Take a Virtual Vacation - Explore the work using Google Earth! Use Street View to see places like you’re actually there.
- Head to the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific and visit their exhibits virtually through their webcams.
- Visit one of many museums around the world through their virtual tours.
- Daily Doodle lessons by Mo Willems.
- Steve Spangler Science - Free at home science experiments
- Scholastic Learn at Home - Educational Resources
- KCET / PBS SoCal - At Home Learning
Be in the Know
Visit these sites for the latest local information regarding COVID-19.
- Orange County Health Care Agency - This is the lead Agency in Orange County directing our community’s response to COVID-19.
- Centers for Disease Control - CDC’s COVID-19 site.
Visit these sites for information on food resources.
- Second Harvest Food Bank - Food programs for all
- Meals on Wheels Orange County - Meal delivery for older adults