Virtual Programming

Virtual Programming

Making Moves on Monday

Monday - April 27, 2020 - Roscoe’s Backyard RangersCheck out all the discoveries you can make in your own backyard with this fun and interactive scavenger hunt!

Monday - May 4, 2020 - Roscoe’s Rangers Word Search - Find all of the words in our Nature and Outdoor Word Search

Monday - May 11, 2020 - Roscoe’s Find and Sketch - Get outside with Roscoe’s Rangers.  Draw the items as you find them!  Make sure to take pictures and upload them to Facebook or Instagram using #RoscoesRangers so that we can share in the fun you are having!

Monday - May 18, 2020 - Roscoe’s Nature Bingo  Can you find 4 items in a row below?  Find them all and make a blackout!

Monday -June 1, 2020 - Go Outside and Play Activity Jar  Many kids in the upcoming generation are replacing outdoor play with indoor, sedentary activities like iPad games, texting, or social media. Studies have shown that kids who spend more time outside might be happier and more relaxed. Time outdoors can even improve short-term memory, concentration, and cognitive skills. (It’s almost like nature makes us smarter… amazing!).  Print this Go Play Outside Activity Jar activity and place the strips of paper in a jar.  Make playing outside a FUN surprise.  

Monday -June 8, 2020 - 30 Days of Outdoor Fun  Get outside for 30 days with these fun outdoor activities! Take the guesswork out of scheduling time outside with this printable 30-day schedule.

Try it Tuesday

Tuesday - May 5, 2020 - Spring Craft Tree - Download the instructions and follow along with Emma Long, Program Leader, as she creates this beautiful Spring Tree.  The video can be found HERE.

Tuesday - May 12, 2020 - Geocaching - Join Stephen Bibbs, Recreation Specialist as he teaches you about geocaching.  Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Click HERE to view a video about geocaching and click HERE to sign up for FREE.

Tuesday - May 19, 2020 - Dragonfly Craft - Join Emma Long, Program leader, as she teaches you how to make a beautiful spring dragonfly  The video can be found HERE.

Tuesday - May 26, 2020 - Salute the KingJoin Emma Long, Program leader, and her friends as they play Salute the King! Get your friends together for a game today!  The video can be found HERE.

Tuesday - June 2, 2020 - DIY Face MasksJoin Justi Armitor and Debbie Pinder, Part-Time Program Aides from the Maxwell Center as they teach you two ways to make simple no-sew face masks!  The video can be found HERE.

Tuesday - June 9, 2020 - How to play Spoons Isaac from the game room is going to teach you how to play spoons! Get your friends together for this rowdy, fun, and sometimes loud card game. The video can be found HERE.

Tuesday - June 16, 2020 - Cut the Mound Join the game room staff as they teach you a game that you can play with materials that you have in your own home! Cut the Mound is an easy and fun game for all ages!   The video can be found HERE.

Tuesday - June 30, 2020 - Science Experiment (Inverted Balloon in a Bottle)  Join Rene McBride, Recreation Supervisor, as she shows you how to "magically" and scientifically invert a balloon into a bottle. The video can be found HERE.

Tuesday - July 14, 2020 - Charleston Dance  Join Alice Miller, Dance Instructor, as she shows you how to dance the Charleston Dance in preparation for the Daddy Daughter Dance.  The video can be found HERE.

Tuesday - July 28, 2020 - Topiary Tree  Justi Armintor and Debbie Pinder from the Maxwell Center are going to show you how to create a tomato cage topiary.   The video can be found HERE.

Tuesday - August 4, 2020 - How to make sidewalk chalk  Join ASAP Counselors Destinee Williams and Kelli Parasilti as they teach you how to make sidewalk chalk.  The video can be found HERE.

Tuesday - August 18, 2020 - Sidewalk Chalk Mosaic Art  Join ASAP Counselors Destinee Williams and Kelli Parasilti as they teach you how to make sidewalk chalk mosaic art.  The video can be found HERE.

Tuesday - September 1, 2020 - Magic Tricks  Join Stephen Bibbs, Outdoor Recreation Specialist as he teaches you how to do a few magic tricks to WOW your friends and family! The video can be found HERE.

Tuesday - September 8, 2020 - Birthday Candle Napkin Fold  Join Recreation Program Leader, Emma Long as she teaches you how to do a Birthday Candle Napkin Fold!  The video can be found HERE.

Wildlife Wednesday

Wednesday - May 6, 2020 - Walk the Deer Park Nature Preserve with us! Earth Day may be over but here at Deer Park Parks and Recreation, we are still preserving nature and wildlife.  We invite you to come take a walk at the Deer Park Nature Preserve and while enjoying the biodiversity of the Deer Park Nature Preserve, please remember that protected plants and animals are present in the area.  In studying and restoring both the wetland and the prairie, it is important to safeguard creatures and habitats from human interference.  A trail system is in place to not only protect you but our rare plants and animals that live here.  Please respect our wildlife and stay on the designated trails.  The southernmost 17 acres of land has a Conservation Easement to ensure the wetlands are never developed nor destroyed.  This means that boardwalks and general access to the area is prohibited.  A buffer of trees will remain along the boardwalk in the area to encourage migratory birds to continue to use the site with minimal to no disturbance.  Please remember all dogs must remain on a leash and no bikes are permitted on the trails. Please help us to keep the nature preserve natural by respecting the flora and wildlife that call the park home so that you may continue to enjoy the park for years to come. The Nature Preserve is located at 2500 E. 13th Street.   The video can be found HERE.

Wednesday - May 13, 2020 - Armadillo Antics with Cody Barker - Join Cody Barker, Parks Operator as he delves into armadillos at the Deer Park Nature Preserve.  The video can be found HERE.

Wednesday - May 20, 2020 - Bobcats with Cody Barker - Welcome to Wildlife Wednesdays!  Join Cody Barker, Parks Operator, as he continues to explore the Deer Park Nature Preserve and the wildlife that habitats this special park. Today we will be talking about bobcats. The video can be found HERE.

Wednesday - May 20, 2020 - Winged Wildlife with Cody Barker - We are getting wild on Wildlife Wednesdays! Join Cody Barker, Parks Operator, as he discusses the flying wildlife at the Deer Park Nature Preserve. The video can be found HERE.

Wednesday - June 3, 2020 - Coyotes with Cody Barker - Join Cody Barker, Parks Operator as he takes us back to the wild of the Nature Preserve.  Today he will be discussing coyotes. The video can be found HERE.

Wednesday - June 17, 2020 - Tree Frogs with Cody Barker - Welcome to Wild Life Wednesdays where your host, Cody Barker, Parks Operator, explored frogs in the Deer Park Nature Preserve.  The video can be found HERE.

Wednesday - July 8, 2020 - Tree Frogs with Cody Barker - Welcome to Wild Life Wednesdays where your host, Cody Barker, Parks Operator, explores opossums in the Deer Park Nature Preserve.  The video can be found HERE.

Wednesday - July 15, 2020 - Snakes with Cody Barker - Welcome to Wild Life Wednesdays where your host, Cody Barker, Parks Operator, explores snakes in the Deer Park Nature Preserve.  The video can be found HERE.

Trivia Thursdays

Check out our Trivia questions posted on Thursday on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DeerParkTX.ParksandRecreation or Instagram @deerparktxpard

Fitness Fridays

Friday - May 8, 2020 - Sit Fit with Danielle at the Maxwell Center - Enjoy some low impact aerobics that you can do at home.  Danielle Finney, Senior Service Specialist takes you from warm-up to workout to cool down in this video.  The video can be found HERE.

Friday - May 15, 2020 - Quick Toning Workout - Try this quick core toning workout that you can do at home!


Fitness friday 5.15Friday - May 22, 2020 -  7 Minute Workout - Try this 7 Minute Workout that would be perfect to get your blood pumping in the morning!

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Friday - May 29, 2020 -  Couch Abs - Get on the couch and work those abs while you’re binging your favorite television show! These easy workouts will build abdominal muscles in no time!  

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Friday - June 5,2020 -  Lunchtime Workout - Don’t let work get in the way of that summer body! Check out this easy lunchtime office workout! 

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Friday - August 14,2020 -  GET MOVING WITH MARGO - On Fitness Friday we invite you to put on your boogie shoes and Get Moving with Margo!! Learn this fun dance that you can do at home! WHY BE MOODY WHEN YOU CAN SHAKE YOUR BOOTY!! The video can be found HERE.