Virtual Recreation Center

Welcome to the Community Services Virtual Recreation Center!  Here, you will find a collection of digital recreation resources.  The City is committed to keeping program participants safe during these challenging times.  The Community Services Department also would like to offer you and your family new and creative ways to stay busy, active, and engaged.  We hope that by bringing these resources to your fingertips, you will be able to prioritize your health and well-being. 

Many of the City’s contractors and service partners offer these resources for free!  The City will update this page with new information periodically.  Please note that the City does not endorse, collect payment on behalf of, or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.

Online Recreation

Virtual Art Show

Enter our Virtual Art Show! Print out the below sketch (click it- its a link!) of our beautiful Lake Forest, color it in, then scan your artwork or take a picture and send it to with your name and age.  Your artwork will be featured right here, at the Virtual Recreation Center! 

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Online Recreation Classes

The City is working with its partners to offer you great online recreation resources.  The following list will be updated as more opportunities become available. 

Youth Classes

  • Playwell TEKnologies Facebook LIVE: Weekdays at 10am, you and your child may learn the fundamental principles of engineering and physics all while playing with LEGOS! Participate in the Facebook Live by following @playwelltek on Facebook.
  • Super Soccer Stars: Virtual Soccer Classes Starts 3/3/2020
  • Music Together: Music Classes

Adult Classes

Check back later for more!

Tones at 2

Beginning on March 27, 2020, the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) will host virtual classes geared towards elementary aged children covering various aspects of the OCFA.  "Tones at 2" (that fire lingo for "fire tones at 2 p.m.") will air every Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. for two weeks and is accessible through OCFA’s Facebook - click here!

Zoo Cams

Want to know what your favorite animals are doing right now?  Take a peek using these zoo live streams! 

Don’t Sit, Let’s Keep Fit

Stay up to date on Sports Park and Recreation Center News and Contests on Instagram and Facebook

Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest

One of the most beautiful things about skateboarding is how much it has grown and adapted to fit the surrounding environment.  When massive droughts struck California in the 1970s, transition skating was born from an abundance of empty pools.  Years later, when cities began building sculptures, ledges, and plazas, us skaters gradually evolved into graceful street technicians.  Now, in the time of social media, skateboarding has branched into everything from fashion, daredevils, DIY enthusiasts, and much, much more.  We have proven countless times that we are able to adapt and thrive in any situation, and this current one is no different.

In keeping with temporary safety guidelines, Etnies Skatepark is pleased to announce that it will now be hosting digital programs that you can participate in from home!  Accessed via our Instagram, these programs will include things such as contests, trick-tips, Skatepark trivia, and at-home projects to keep you all busy until we open up again.  Follow the link to join up and stay stoked!  Click here for more!

The Clubhouse Senior Center

 The Clubhouse is here to help our 50+ population stay active and engaged during this time.  Below, please find helpful links to fun games, continuing education, physical exercise, books, and magazines!

Special Needs Resources

Special Needs and stir-crazy? Please check out the programs below for ideas on how you can beat boredom while our facilities remain closed! If you require more specific assistance, then please refer to our “Special Needs Resources” page by clicking here

Other Resources

The current state of events has caused many to postpone or cancel their events and/or meetings.  The following resources may help you, should you find yourself in this position. 

Stay in the Know!

Do you plan to visit parks in the near future?  Please practice social distancing by keeping 6 feet between you and your neighbor.  Also, you may wish to bring disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer with you when you leave your home.  

City News
OC Health Care Agency
Center for Disease Control
California Department of Parks and Recreation

For questions regarding facility closures, please call     (949) 461-3536

Canceled/Rescheduled City Events:

  • March 28, 2020: Pet Expo
  • April 3, 2020: Bunco or Bust
  • April 11, 2020: Bunny Blast
  • April 11, 2020: Etnies Egg-Cellent Egg Hunt and Festival of Colors
  • April 25, 2020: Special Needs Resource Fair
  • June 20, 2020: Summer Concert - SantanaWays and The Ultimate Stones