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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Virtual Outdoor Challenge and Recreational Activities with Parks!

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Washtenaw County Parks will be offering a virtual challenge, and providing some resources for activities that individuals or families can enjoy while keeping a safe social distance. Stay updated on our Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission Facebook page for updates and additional resources. This article will continue to be updated with resources, stories and information as we receive them, so keep checking back.


Lost in the Woods - An Outdoor Virtual Adventure Challenge

A fun way to stay engaged with the outdoors, reconnect with nature and have a chance to win great prizes! There are several ways you can participate in this virtual challenge:

Get Outside

Get out of the house and go find a new park or preserve trail to explore. Trek the trails by whatever recreational means you are comfortable with; walk, run, bike or kayak there’s a lot to explore and now is the time to do so. 

Reconnect with Nature

When was the last time you took a walk? When was the last time you really felt connected with your surroundings; the last time you were mindful of the smell of a flower, the buzz of a bee, the songs of the birds in the trees? Take this time to fall in love with nature again. 

Make Some Memories

Whether you are learning to appreciate and enjoy your own presence or making new memories with your closest loved ones, take some time to have new experiences and bond together. Take photos to remember moments and cherish your time together. 

Self-Reflect

Start a journal, create a blog, write a note, and take a long walk through the forest and reflect on this moment in time. It is not often that we can take time to self-reflect. Take advantage of this opportunity. 

Get Creative 

Draw, paint, sketch, color, or make leaf art! Try something new, maybe you’ll discover a new passion or ability you never knew you had, or re-discover something you used to love. The opportunities are endless. 

Share Your Story

Send us your adventure stories and photos! Leave us a message on Facebook or Instagram, comment on our feed, or send us an email at parks@washtenaw.org and we’ll be selecting winners weekly for some special prizes. If you’re lucky, we’ll even share your story!

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