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Albany Parks & Recreation Department is committed to providing ways for you and your family to stay active and entertained year-round! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more fun activities and events. This page will be updated continually with new activities, so make sure to check back often.


We're How You play

Bird Watching Activities for Kids

Calling all bird nerds! Here is a great list of backyard bird feeders and bird watching activities for kids.

Board Game Arena

Join the largest board game table in the world.

Boat Safety Equipment Checklist

One of the best ways to be prepared for your next boating adventure is to use a pre-departure checklist - even short trips! This type of checklist is easy to review, and it makes sure that you aren't caught unprepared.

Creative Backyard Activities for Kids

Feeling cooped up inside? Yeah, us too sometimes. Especially over the last year or two! If you're struggling to get your kids away from the video games or just simply feeling a little bored, there are tons of super fun activities that you can do with your kids in the backyard to get them outside and having fun.

Home Workout Programs For Any Training Goal

Sometimes you can't get to a gym - try these programs to maintain your strength and muscle gains.

Little Sports

Fun animated exercise videos for kids of all ages!

Mobility Exercises for Older Adults

To help maintain mobility, older adults should focus on physical activities that help build strength, balance, flexibility, and endurance. These exercises require no equipment and can easily be done at home or outdoors.

Move More Together

Live workouts and dance parties!

Nike Run Club

Track your runs, get coaching that adapts to you, and bring your friends along for the ride. It's all possible with the Nike Run Club.

Nike Training Club

The Nike Training Club helps you reach your fitness goals with expertly designed workouts from world-class Nike Master Trainers.

Stay at Home Guide

100's of activities for families.

Virtual Escape Rooms

Solve a problem or a clue in order to "escape" - fun for the whole family!

Workout videos for every fitness level.

We believe fitness should be accessible to everyone, everywhere, regardless of income or access to a gym.


We're How You learn

Excel Tutorials

Become a master of Microsoft Excel with hundreds of free tutorials!

Free Math Worksheets, Calculators and More!

Amazing collection of printable worksheets, online calculators, games, puzzles, and tools such as timer and converter... and they are completely FREE.

Fun Facts About Bugs

Discover the ecological importance, and the interdependent relationship between insects and humans. You may not welcome insects into your home, but life as we know it wouldn’t exist without them!

Fun Learn-at-Home Activities

Great resources by Wonderschool! These Learn-at-Home Guides pull together research-backed ideas and activities to support learning at home.

Hands-on Cooking with Kids

Rolling up your sleeves and have fun with these cool resources for families to learn and cook together.

Home Science Experiments

Fun experiments you can safely do at home.

Learn to Code

Get started coding today. It's easier - and way more fun - than you ever thought.

Learn to Play Chess

Learning chess is fun and easy.

Life Jacket Safety

Summer fun is right around the corner. Learn how to properly fit a life jacket.

Longfellow's WHALE Tales

Longellow's WHALE Tales is an early educational program designed to benefit young swimmers and their parents as they learn to be safe in, on, and around water. Water Habits Are Learned Early (WHALE).

Math Games

Give your brain a workout.

Morse Code

Learning Morse Code has never been easier!

Must-Read Nature Books for Kids of All Ages

The Earth is filled with so many curiosities and surprises. More than we can ever imagine! Children love to explore nature, and one way to fuel their sense of wonder and support their healthy appetite for knowledge is to supply them with many well written and beautifully illustrated books.

NASA at Home

Let NASA bring the universe into your home.

Open Water Safety Checklist (PDF)

Safety tips for families when visiting oceans, lakes and rivers.

Oregon Activities You Can Do at Home

Consider them unofficial lesson plans to help kids stay educated and engaged while discovering something new about Oregon.

Printable Word Search Puzzles

Enjoy fun word search puzzles for days! You can even make your own custom word search puzzle!

Science Video Games

Fun for kids of all ages.

STEM For Kids At Home

This helpful article explains the benefits of STEM activities and links to several games, activities, online resources, and more!

The Lion King Experience

An immersive arts education program that introduces students to many aspects of theater-making through the lens of The Lion King.

Water Safety Course for Parents & Caregivers

This free course focuses on developing an awareness of the risks of drowning and how to minimize those risks, especially for young children.


We're How You connect

Creative Date Night Ideas

There's something for every type of couple, personality, activity preference, level of DIY skills and budget.

Fun and Creative Ways To Connect With Your Grandchildren

Unique ideas to connect with grandchildren, whether they're near or far.

Join a Book Club

If you're looking for a book club to join, you've come to the right place!


The goal is to allow anyone to send and receive postcards from all over the world!

Stay Connected with Family and Friends Around the World

From virtual happy hours to exploring outer space, here are 20 ways to share fun and memorable experiences with family and friends around the world.


We're How You grow

Growth Mindset Activities To Inspire Confidence in Kids

Help them believe they can achieve.

Master Gardener Short Course Series

This series of short courses is excerpted from OSU's Master Gardener online course, allowing you to study specific fundamentals of gardening.

National Gardening Association

Through these unpredictable times, let's grow together.

You Grow Girl

Beginning gardening guide 101.


We're How You relax

Breathing Exercises

Some helpful breathing techniques you can try to alleviate stress and anxiety.

Coloring Pages for All Ages

Free printable coloring pages for everyone!

Find Your Calm

Meditations for stress, sleep and more, and meditations for kids.

Free Guided Meditations

Mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own.

Free Printable Coloring Pages

Search through over 54,000 coloring sheets, dot to dots, tutorials and silhouettes.

How to Improve Your Dexterity

Here are 10 easy exercises and activities that can help you build dexterity and strength in your hands and fingers.

Oregon's Moments of Zen

Does life feel overwhelmed right now? Thankfully Travel Oregon have made a series of Oregon Moment of Zen videos to help you feel like you're outside. So sit back, relax and imagine yourself immersed in these very-Oregon scenes.

Play over 500 versions of Solitaire

Unwind with a relaxing game of solitaire.

Story Time from Space

A good story sounds even better when it's read in micro-gravity. Books are read on video by astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) as they orbit hundreds of miles above Earth.

Top 13 US National Parks in 4K Ultra HD

Sit back and relax while you explore the beauty of our amazing national parks.

Virtual Relaxation Room

Explore this Virtual Relaxation Room for peace of mind.

Word Search

Variety of online word search puzzles.

Wordle Unlimited

When one Wordle a day isn't enough, head here for unlimited Wordles!


We're How You explore


Disney Magic Moments lets you experience the magic of Disney wherever you may be. Enjoy Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic with stories, videos, and activities to inspire imagination and discovery among kids, fans, and families alike.

13 Virtual Museums and Galleries to Tour

If you're hankering for a little art immersion, there are a variety of virtual museum tours you can take, all from the comfort of your home. Best of all, you won't have to navigate a sea of crowds and selfie sticks to get a closer look at a Van Gogh or Monet.

Amazing Virtual Field Trips

No permission slips needed!

Interactive Historical Virtual Reality Field Trips

Get ready to understand history in an entirely new way!

Tour Yellowstone 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 this amazing park.

Tour Yosemite Park

Enjoy the beauty of Yosemite Park through your computer - this amazing virtual tour will make you feel like you are standing right in the park!

Tropical Reef Cam

Observe the magnificent coral reef ecosystem at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Watch live underwater video of fish, rays, and other incredible sea creatures.

Virtual journey through the best of Dubai

Here's your chance to virtually travel Dubai and explore some of the best activities and attractions it has to offer.

Virtual tour of the National Museum of Natural 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. Visitors can also access select collections and research areas at our satellite support and research stations as well as past exhibits no longer on display.

Virtual Zoology: The Animal Kingdom Branch of Biology

Understanding the relationships between animals and their habitats is crucial for developing strategies to conserve biodiversity and ensure the survival of species in the future. One way to learn about animal biology is by watching animals in their habitats.


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 3650 Dogwood Ave SE
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