Welcome to Virtual Rec! #VirtualBelmont
Welcome to the City of Belmont's Virtual Recreation Center! Here you will find fun, education, recreation, and resources for all ages. We are committed to keep creating community and enhance the quality of life for the people of Belmont through parks, trails, and programs through these interesting times.
This page will be updated weekly with new content. 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.
Have a great idea or resource you’d like to share? Email Michael Moran at email@example.com
More virtual classes coming soon! Belmont is partnering up with our current youth contractors to offer PAID virtual programs.
Monday-Friday 3:15-4:15 PM
Monday-Friday 4:30-5:30 PM
We got game! via Zoom (basketball classes)
Monday-Friday 1:00-1:45 PM
Please note only current Belmont contractors will be allowed to offer paid classes.
Walk/run or bike around your neighborhood and say hi (from a distance) to all of your neighbors who are getting outside too.
Parks, Dog Parks, Basketball Courts, Tennis Courts: Closed until further notice
Open Space and Trails: Open at this time
Important guidelines are in place to keep everyone safe in our parks and open spaces. Per the County Health Officer’s statement of March 23, 2020, please heed the following.
1. Stay home as much as possible!
Exercise and sanity are absolutely important, however, we recommend that everyone stay at home as much as possible until this situation passes. Countries that have figured out how to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 have all enacted much stricter social distancing measures than we are currently experiencing here in California.
2. If you do go out, act as if everyone you encounter out on the trails has the virus (even if they don’t!)
3. Outdoor recreation activity must take place within 5 miles of the individual's residence. Do not carpool under any circumstances;
Following California guidelines, only drive across town for the absolute essentials! Car crashes are no joke, and driving to the trailhead is unacceptable right now, as automotive transport facilitates virus spread between communities. Get to know your local park and neighborhood streets and sidewalks.
4. Please, do not ride/hike/gather in groups of any size. Aim for solo or household only activities as much as possible!
Gathering in a group and hitting the trails increases the chance of virus transmission between members of your group as well as transmission to other trail users. As a group, you create a bigger obstacle for other users and set a bad example for the outdoor community.
5. Pick off-hours to ride or hike, and avoid times of heavy trail use.
6. Keep rides and hikes short if you do choose to enjoy the trails
a. Slow down more than usual, and give fellow trail users more room than you may normally give should you need to pass.
b. Now is not the time to train for a marathon or challenge yourself on an extreme ride. Our healthcare system cannot support additional emergencies right now, and no one wants to be the one to distract medical resources from an ongoing pandemic.
c. Give others ample opportunity to enjoy the trails! This isn’t the time to start that marathon training you’ve always meant to do.
7. Use the restroom before come to open space, and avoid spitting while on the trail
8. Keep your dog on a leash at all times
9. Speak up if others are not following these recommendations! Share this knowledge.
10. In the event that parks, open spaces, or play areas are shut down, please respect closures. These decisions are made for everyone’s safety.
Additional closures may be necessary to protect our community.
Gleen Higgins Fitness Videos: featuring Star Wars, Avengers, and more
GoNoodle: Movement games
Physical Education Network: Active home resources
Alicia Dance: Live stream dance classes
Fitness Blender: Fun home workouts
87 Energy-Busting: Indoor games & activities
BabySparks: Ages 0-2.
KiwiCo: Ages 2 and up
Scholastic: PreK-Grade 9
PBS Kids: Videos & games
Storytime Online: Videos and books
PreKinders: Teaching resources
Brainpop: Grades K and up. English, Espanol & Francals
Education.com: Preschool-Grade 5
PrintActivities: Kindergarten-Grade 8. Coloring, puzzles, mazes & more
ABCmouse: Preschool-Grade 2. Redeem code: SCHOOL1446
ReadingIQ: Preschool-Grade 6. Redeem code: SCHOOL1446
AdventureAcademy: Grades 3-8. Redeem code: SCHOOL1446
100 Activities to do at home: Creative learning
Mr. M's Problem of the week: 3-dimensional tic-tac-toe. Ages 11+
Monterey Bay Aquarium: Multiple Live Cams to view! CLICK HERE
San Diego Zoo: Multiple Live Cams to view: CLICK HERE
Yosemite National Park Virtual Tour: Explore this Beautiful Park: CLICK HERE
Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tour: Explore this Beautiful Park: CLICK HERE
Smithsonian National Zoo: Multiple Live Cams to view: CLICK HERE
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C: Two online exhibits: CLICK HERE
Musee d'Orsay, Paris: French artists between 1848-1914 CLICK HERE
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam: 200 paintings & 500 drawings: CLICK HERE
Disneyland Attractions: Take a ride via Youtube: CLICK HERE
Broadway Plays: 15 Broadway plays and musicals to watch at home: CLICK HERE
NASA Research Center: CLICK HERE
National Museum of Natural History: CLICK HERE
British Museum: CLICK HERE
National Women's History Museum: CLICK HERE
Guggenheim: CLICK HERE
Buckingham Palace: CLICK HERE
Winchester Mystery House: CLICK HERE
Animal Webcam from CA academy of sciences: CLICK HERE