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Coronavirus Update
At FRPA, we know you are monitoring the Coronavirus personally and professionally as government employees. We wanted to provide a few resources that may specifically help you, the park and recreation professional, as we map this territory together.
As we hear of additional resources specific to park and recreation professionals, public space managers, childcare workers, etc., we will communicate this with you. Stay well and wash your hands!

Webinars
4/9/20 | 2PM
Programming While Social Distancing: Creative Strategies to Engage Communities with City Parks Alliance
Free | 1 Hour
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Every Wednesday | 1pm
Coronavirus Forum Webinar from International Festivals and Events Association
Free | 1 Hour
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Agencies with closings and cancellations
Check out this google doc and add your own closures.
Boca Raton
Brevard County 
Broward County 
Columbia County
Florida State Parks
Gainesville 
Hallandale Beach 
Hillsborough County            
         
 
Largo 
Leon County 
Miami and Miami Dade County      

Ocala
Orlando
Palm Beach County
Pinellas County 
Plantation 


Seminole County 
St Pete Beach 
Sunrise 
Tallahassee 
Tampa 
Tarpon Springs
Winter Haven




Ideas for Interacting with Your Community During this Time
Many of these ideas use little or no additional resources. Don't let webcasting scare you! It is fairly easy and can be absolutely free. If your agency has a Facebook page, that is the easiest place to host a live event or class. If you want more control over who sees it, Zoom and Cisco Webex offer free platforms to host an online gathering.
  • Host a daily "PE" time for kids via social media or a webinar platform. This can be an uploaded video, live, or a list of activities to do.
  • Give tours via your phone camera of facilities and post them on your social media for viewers (relevant article)
  • Host an educational session with an animal in your care such as rehabilitating owls or turtles at your nature park.
  • Post a picture of one of your facility or park features (a dugout, fountain, treehouse, slide, etc.) and encourage a short story to be written using the item pictured as the scene. This can be for all ages!
  • Host a Coffee Chat and invite your active adults who are able to get on the computer to meet with others.
  • Participate in the City Nature Challenge!

What Agencies are Doing in Response to Park and Facility Closures and Program Cancellations
Check out what agencies are doing for their communities by means of virtual interactions. Some of these screenshots include ideas for connecting with your community for recreation or alternate programming and others are ways to communicate with your public in easy, comprehensible ways that do not allow for misinterpretation. Also, follow @frpagram on Instagram and check our Highlights reel for more ideas!