Welcome to the Fairfax County Park Authority Virtual Exploration Center – a collection of resources to help you stay healthy, connected and engaged while our parks are closed. This page will be updated regularly, so check back often for new resources. And be sure to us on social media for new updates and ideas to help with your at-home exploration and recreation.
Although we’re all physically distancing, we need to stay connected emotionally. Reach out to a friend or relative to check-in. Write letters. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep. Take breaks from technology and find time to unwind. Even a brisk walk or stretch outside makes a big difference. We’ve compiled the below fitness and nutrition resources to help you take healthy strides. Please check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.
Healthy Strides Videos
Balance and Beyond – FCPA fitness Instructor Barb E. leads an at-home version of Balance and Beyond.
Roll the Dice Workout – South Run RECenter's Jessica G. teaches her kids basic exercise moves through a fun "roll the dice" game format. Stay tuned for more Healthy Strides videos from FCPA RECenter staff.
FCPA Partner Videos
Les Mills On-Demand – FCPA RECenter members and guests get free access to 100+ workout videos. Exercise intensity ranges from moderate to vigorous. Includes content appropriate for kids and post-pregnancy.
Discover science and nature in the world around you! Foster your natural curiosity, develop emotional connections and foster respect for the world around you. Enjoy quiet time outside; explore your space with all five of your senses. Reflect upon what you know and what you’d like to know. We’ve compiled the following resources to aid in your science and nature exploration.