Welcome to Vacaville Rec at Home, where we’ve compiled a list of useful, helpful, and entertaining resource suggestions to keep you inspired, active, and informed through this uncertain time.
There is so much to do right from your own home! Dust off your board games, playing cards, Uno, Legos, puzzles, or even your old toys, then build a fort in your living room, create a dance routine and perform it for your out of town family through video chat, or play dress-up and send pictures to your friends! Get outside, and explore the wonders of your backyard or neighborhood, then decorate your driveway with chalk art masterpieces for everyone to enjoy! Sheltering at home doesn't mean no fun!
Volunteer or Donate
Help provide resources for the seniors in our community by contacting 707-449-5100 or emailing Seniorhelp@cityofvacaville.com
Closure Updates: Following the order by Solano County for residents to shelter at home, the City of Vacaville will be closing all city facilities to walk-in business beginning Friday, March 20, 2020 through April 7, 2020.
All City programming – classes, events, etc. – will be cancelled through April 19, 2020. Council meetings and Planning Commission meetings will continue to be held, but will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the Governor’s Executive Order N-25-20. Meetings will stream live through a variety of sources, and residents will be able to comment in real time.
Playgrounds are closed. Please do not use play equipment. To minimize the spread of infection, The Center for Disease Control recommends that individuals maintain six feet or more from other people and regularly disinfect all common surfaces. Because it is impractical to follow these guidelines while using and maintaining play equipment, the City of Vacaville has closed playgrounds until further notice.
Peña Adobe & Lagoon Valley. Our current Shelter at Home order allows for walking, hiking, biking, and running as long as you practice social distancing by keeping 6 feet between you and those not in your immediate family. Please stay off of park play structures as they could potentially carry the COVID-19 virus. Make sure to wash your hands before touching your face or mouth. Please help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Being safe outside: Local information on Hiking
Local Restaurant List - Many restaurants are still open for takeout, curbside pickup or delivery orders. Call your favorite spots to find out if they are still open or visit our handy list.
Vacaville Parks and Rec Instructors
French for Kids (or any age!) French Language Learning
Park and Rec instructor, Tasha Hagerman, invites you learn to speak French. This wonderful website includes worksheets, lessons, and YouTube videos.
Social Distancing: Keeping a safe social distance
PBS Parents: De Stress During Coronavirus
Coronavirus cleaning and disinfecting: CDC.gov
The Solano Library ebooks: Solano Library
Borrow ebooks: Hoopladigital
Sign up for a Library ecard: Splash Libraries
Health, Wellness, and Staying Active
Children Yoga: Cosmic Kids
Indoor games for kids: What Moms Love
Yoga poses and stretches: Yoga with Bird (YouTube)
Meditation and relaxation videos: Yellow Brick Cinema (YouTube)
Active Aging exercise videos: Silver Sneakers (YouTube)
Boredom Busters: 110 Fun at Home Activities
Actors read popular children’s books: Storyline Online (YouTube)
Children's Authors read stories: WeAre Teachers
Children's Stories in Spanish: The Spanish Experiment
Astronauts read stories from space: Story Time from Space (YouTube)
Get kids moving: GoNoodle (YouTube)
Nursery rhymes for children: Little Baby Bum (YouTube)
A guide to learning at home: A Better Way to Homeschool
Take a free course from one of the 8 Ivy League Schools in the country: Free Code Camp
Create and design Disney attractions: Imagineering in a Box
Draw Mickey Mouse with a Disney Artist: Disney Go (YouTube)
Learn how to draw for kids: Art For Kids Hub
Quick easy crafts: Happiness Home Made
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems: Kennedy Center
Sew washable and reusable face masks: Easy to Sew (YouTube)
Science for Kids: National Geographic Kids
Science and Discovery: What's Inside (YouTube)
Lawrence Hall of Science: Do Science Now
Science Resources: California Academy of Sciences
Code at Home: Girls Who Code
Coding for Kids: Code Wizard
Math Games: Prodigy
Virtual Tours and Webcams