Welcome to the Community Services Virtual Recreation Center! Here, you will find a collection of digital recreation resources. The City is committed to keeping program participants safe during these challenging times. The Community Services Department also would like to offer you and your family new and creative ways to stay busy, active, and engaged. We hope that by bringing these resources to your fingertips, you will be able to prioritize your health and well-being.
Many of the City’s contractors and service partners offer these resources for free! The City will update this page with new information periodically. Please note that the City does not endorse, collect payment on behalf of, or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.
Enter our Virtual Art Show! Print out the below sketch (click it- its a link!) of our beautiful Lake Forest, color it in, then scan your artwork or take a picture and send it to email@example.com with your name and age. Your artwork will be featured right here, at the Virtual Recreation Center!
Like to create on a larger canvas? Show us your creativity using sidewalk chalk! Enter our Chalk Talk art exhibit by creating your artwork, taking a photo, and submitting it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries will be posted right here, at the Virtual Recreation Center.
The City is working with its partners to offer you great online recreation resources. The following list will be updated as more opportunities become available.
Check back later for more!
Beginning on March 27, 2020, the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) will host virtual classes geared towards elementary aged children covering various aspects of the OCFA. "Tones at 2" (that fire lingo for "fire tones at 2 p.m.") will air every Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. for two weeks and is accessible through OCFA’s Facebook - click here!
Want to know what your favorite animals are doing right now? Take a peek using these zoo live streams!
Many of the Nation’s leading museums are offering free virtual tours. Use the links below to begin your tour today!
Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest
One of the most beautiful things about skateboarding is how much it has grown and adapted to fit the surrounding environment. When massive droughts struck California in the 1970s, transition skating was born from an abundance of empty pools. Years later, when cities began building sculptures, ledges, and plazas, us skaters gradually evolved into graceful street technicians. Now, in the time of social media, skateboarding has branched into everything from fashion, daredevils, DIY enthusiasts, and much, much more. We have proven countless times that we are able to adapt and thrive in any situation, and this current one is no different.
In keeping with temporary safety guidelines, Etnies Skatepark is pleased to announce that it will now be hosting digital programs that you can participate in from home! Accessed via our Instagram, these programs will include things such as contests, trick-tips, Skatepark trivia, and at-home projects to keep you all busy until we open up again. Follow the link to join up and stay stoked! Click here for more!
Special Needs and stir-crazy? Please check out the programs below for ideas on how you can beat boredom while our facilities remain closed! If you require more specific assistance, then please refer to our “Special Needs Resources” page by clicking here.