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August 11, 2020

Great Outdoors Adventure

Bird watching

Birding is awe-inspiring. It connects us with a sense of place, and gets us outside to explore our neighborhoods and town.

Octopus Game

Fun game for children to play in the yard, park or pool!

Stay-at-Home Adventure

Bottle Wind Spinner

Recycle those old empty soda bottles and turning them into something fun!

Spaghetti Tacos

You heard us right... you have permission to have fun at dinner, so make something crazy and fun!

Virtual Adventure

Disneyland - It's A Small World

Holiday Edition - it will make you wish is was December right now!

The Cincinnati Zoo

Check in around 3 p.m., because that's the time the Zoo holds a daily Home Safari on its Facebook Live Feed.


August 4, 2020

Great Outdoors Adventure

Jackpot Football Game

Super fun football game for kids of all ages!

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Take a walk or drive and do a photo scavenger hunt! Make a list and go have some outdoor fun!

Stay-at-Home Adventure

Mini Burgers with the Works

These just might be the cutest burgers you will ever eat!

Under the Sea

Create fabulous under the sea fish - they are so cute and the best part is you don't have to feed them!

Virtual Adventure

Georgia Aquarium

Sea-dwellers like African penguins and Beluga Whales are the stars of this aquarium's live cam.

Zumba Kids

Get your dance moves ready and be prepared to have some fun!


July 28, 2020

Great Outdoors Adventure

Enjoy Waverly Paddle Boats

Visit Waverly Park, feed the ducks and enjoy the paddle boats. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon.

Lewis Creek Park

Take a drive to Lewis Creek Park where you can swim and picnic.

Stay-at-Home Adventure

Fun Camping Recipes

Kid approved camping recipes that are portable and delicious!

Gone camping craft

Super cute cut & paste camping craft that you can do with the whole family!

Virtual Adventure

DIY Science Experiments

Fun and easy fun experiments for the whole family to do at home together!

Virtual Planetarium

Explore things out of this world with this cool guide to the night sky.


July 21, 2020

Great Outdoors Adventure

Drive the Historical Bridge Tour Loop

Oregon has the largest collection of covered bridges in the west and one of the largest in the nation! Nine of these authentic wood covered bridges are located in Linn County - what a wonderful way to explore the outdoors.

Visit Albany Carousel

Enjoy the magic of the carousel with your entire family!

Stay-at-Home Adventure

Bacon Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Kids, friends, everyone will scarf these cream cheese pinwheels down!

Build a Cool Fort

Your local furniture and grocery store are a great place to get large cardboard boxes that you can transform into life-sized playhouses and cars. If you cannot find any big boxes, why not make a mini city out of shoe boxes and cereal boxes? You can spend hours decorating and furnishing the houses you make.

Virtual Adventure

Galapagos Islands

Explore the incredible sites and sounds of the Galapagos Islands!

Houston Zoo

There are plenty of different animals you can check in on with this zoo's live cam, but we highly recommend watching the playful elephants.


July 14, 2020

Great Outdoors Adventure

Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge

At Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, wildlife observation opportunities abound for a variety of species.

Talking Water Gardens

Explore this beautiful engineered water treatment wetland.

Stay-at-Home Adventure

Arts and Crackers

A bit of fun with some cookie cutters and a tasty fruit topping transform simple cheese and crackers into a treat kids will love.

Make Slime

Slime is one of the best ways to keep children of any age happy for hours on end.

Virtual Adventure

Atlanta Zoo Panda Cam

We know these adorable pandas will bring you joy!

Magic Happens Disneyland Parade

Enjoy the magic of a Disneyland parade from your very own home!


July 7, 2020

Great Outdoors Adventure

Albany Exploration

Take a walk down the Dave Clark Trail and/or Takena Landing Trail and enjoy the wonders of Albany!

Go on a Neighborhood Color Walk

For a fun and healthy close-to-home adventure, go on a color walk around the neighborhood! Choose which color you are starting with, and as you walk, “collect” things of that color by shouting out the object’s name (kind of like ‘I spy’).

Stay-at-Home Adventure

Make a Fingerprint Pot

These fingerprint flower pots make the perfect keepsake gift idea for any occasion!

Rainbow Gelatin Cubes

These cool gelatin cubes are fun to serve and to eat!

Virtual Adventure

Ride along - Frozen Ever After at Walt Disney World

Get ready to sing "Let it go"!

Tour Buckingham Palace

Explore one of the worlds most iconic buildings and official residence of The Queen from the comfort of your couch!


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We promote healthy living through recreational experiences and serve as stewards of Albany's public parks and facilities.

Albany Parks & Recreation

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 541-917-7777

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