Social Distancing Activities with Parkson Rex

While one of his favorite things is visiting our playgrounds and exercising at our recreation centers, Parkson Rex has been practicing social distancing and finding new ways to play and recreate! Here are some suggestions of games and activities that you can do in the comfort of your own home or yard:

- Hunt for acorns or pinecones
- Play Eye Spy
- Sit inside (or outside) and go 'Squirrel Watching'
- Color a Picture of Parkson Rex
- Read a book under your favorite tree
- Go on a nature walk in your backyard
- Draw a picture or your favorite tree
- Build a Squirrel Nest (fort)
- Have an Echo Dot? Ask "Alexa open up animal sounds" and ask to "Visit the squirrel"
- Have a dance party to squirrel tunes - one of Parkson Rex's favorites is Grey Squirrel Shake Your Bushy Tail

If you find yourself participating in one of these nutty activities, don't forget to share a picture with Durham Parks and Recreation by connecting with us on social media or sending us an email.

Stay tuned for some online programming and resources that will be available on our social media platforms in the coming days and weeks as we continue to take precautionary measures and practice social distancing.

Please continue to check the City of Durham website for updated information regarding COVID-19 as well as the Durham Parks and Recreation website for updates related to our programs, parks and facilities.