Virtual Recreation Center

Virtual Recreation Center

Welcome to the City of Atlantic Beach Recreation & Special Events Department’s Virtual Recreation Center! 

The Virtual Recreation Center (www.coab.us/virtualrecreation) will serve as a place for you to obtain resources and links to FREE online fitness, fun and educational activities for various ages. The Recreation & Special Events Department is committed to ensuring the City of Atlantic Beach community members have resources to maintain healthy lives, maintain mental wellness, and continue to have fun from home. 

Visit this page often for new ideas to keep you and your loved ones active, entertained, and engaged.

Have a great idea or resource you’d like to share? Email us at recreation@coab.us.

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.

Stay Active

As our daily lives are filled with more indoor time, there are many ways to stay healthy and active.

Indoor Activities 

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:

For the Kids  

Here are a few ideas for keeping children engaged.

Senior Recreation

Outdoor Activities

Did you know that the current guidelines allow for individuals to engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with the Social Distancing Requirements...such as, by way of example and without limitation, walking, hiking, and running. 

Here’s a few ideas (For everyone’s safety, don’t forget your social distancing rules!)

  • Running for HealthWalk/run around your neighborhood and say hi (from a distance) to all of your neighbors who are getting outside too.
  • Visit a local park.  Our parks are free and have great walking trails and open space to maintain Social Distance. Walk or bike through your local park to get a little Vitamin D. 
  • Go for a drive.
  • Hit the beach. Even greater social distancing than the 6-foot rule are strongly encouraged on the beach to account for wind and the movement of others. If the beach is crowded, stay away. Swim within 500 feet of a lifeguard and please use extreme caution in the water. The Police Department enforces parking regulations; if you drive and cannot find a legal parking space, come back another day. 

Stay Connected 

Since we are all social distancing physically, here are some video-communication options that technology currently has to offer and other ideas to help us stay emotionally connected. 

  • Facetime a friend or loved one to check on them. 
  • Zoom enables groups of friends from around the world to meet all at once.
  • Call a friend or relative you haven’t spoken to in a while to check in.
  • Write a letter ... the ol’ fashioned way, with a pen/pencil and paper.

Virtual Art Gallery 

Virtual Art Gallery

Virtual Songwriters’ Concert

Songwriters’ Concert - Hosted by Mike Shackelford featuring songwriters during Songwriters’ Concert at Adele Grage Cultural Center.

Mindfulness

Practice mindful meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment with breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.

  • The Mindful Movement - Mediation for Adults
  • Meditation for kids - Kid Friendly Meditation videos
  • Mayo Clinic - Information on mindfulness
  • Calming breathing cycle
  • 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, and get plenty of sleep.  Make time to unwind.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

Exercise Your Brain

Virtual Field Trips

STEM at Home

Let’s have some hands-on STEM fun at home! Explore these virtual activities and lessons for all ages.

Stay Informed

COAB logoAtlantic Beach Recreation &Special Events Department

716 Ocean Blvd. (Adele Grage Cultural Center)

(904) 247-5828

www.coab.us/recreation 

www.facebook.com/CityOfAtlanticBeachRecreation