Santa Cruz Community Members Learn How to Stay Active at Home from Parks and Recreation Department Director
As Californians adjust to a new physical distancing way of life, including how to stay active and spend time outdoors, cities are faced with the challenge of mitigating overuse of local parks and beaches. Throughout the state, cities are involving their community by coming up with fun and engaging ideas to staying active while staying apart.
Tony Elliot, City of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation Director, shared a video message on ways to help keep families and the community safe by adhering to the stay-at-home order, physical distancing guidance, and all posted department notices. Elliot shows how families at home can balance work with play, and emphasized the importance of prioritizing self-care through exercise and fresh air nearby your home – rather than driving to public parks and beaches – to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Watch the video to see how #LocalWorks in the city of Santa Cruz.
This story was featured in the CA Cities Advocate Newsletter on April 1, 2020.