Virtual Recreation Programs

We are happy to share a variety of virtual recreation programs that you can enjoy on your own. These programs represent the depth of recreation services offered by the Parks and Recreation Department: sports, games, art, music, crafts, history, nature, parks exploration, therapeutic recreation, outdoor adventure, fitness, and more.

These programs also appear on the Chesterfield Parks and Recreation Department’s Facebook page. Check back often for updated entries.

  1. Family Activities
  2. Fitness
  3. History & Historical Sites Tours
  4. Nature & Outdoor Activities
  5. Park Tours
  6. Other

Family Activities

  • Cotton Ball Shadow Painting (Video) - 
    Using paints and cotton balls, this painting technique is appropriate for all ability levels.
  • Easy Yogurt Bites (Video) 
    A simple recipe for all ages to make and enjoy. Participants in our Therapeutic Recreation programs often try easy snack recipes.   
  • Family Sounds (Video) - Erin Mowels MT-BC, Board Certified Music Therapist with Healing Sounds leads this sample of the Family Sounds class for children aged 1-7 and their families. This is a fun interactive experience for the whole family. Healing Sounds is a local music therapy company. They provide services locally in schools, long term care communities, other group settings, and one-on-one.
  • Homemade Playdough (PDF) - Make a batch at home for creative times.
  • Jonathan Austin Show - Enjoy magic, juggling and more with RVA’s Jonathan the Juggler. Jonathan performs at Parks and Recreation summer camps.
  • Tin Lantern craft (PDF) - Use what you already have to make this easy lantern. Test it out on your porch tonight.
  • Toilet Paper Roll Monsters (Video)-
    A crafty way to turn all those extra toilet paper rolls into crazy creatures.  
  • Water Bottle Planter (PDF) – Start your own mini garden or repot your plants with this easy craft idea.
  • Yarn Bottle Craft (PDF) - Simple craft that anyone can complete. Make an attractive vase from a bottle or jar.