Foothills at Home

Utilize Foothills’ programming options and other virtual resources to keep healthy, happy and occupied while in the comfort of your home.


Enjoy staying active with a variety of Foothills Fitness Classes in the comfort of your own home, or give yourself an extra treat and take our workout to your backyard.

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Now offering Virtual Classes and In-person Training


Although we are unsure when swimming pools will open due to state and local health department orders, May is National Water Safety Month, so Foothills Park & Recreation District’s Aquatics Department is offering a water safety series to continue our mission of educating our community on how to stay safe in and around the water. To start our celebration of National Water Safety Month and International Water Safety Day on May 15, we are releasing the first eight videos of our series. Grab your family and join our Assistant Recreation Specialist Karsten, to learn about water safety with Longfellow’s Whale Tales!

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Enjoy staying active and working on skills with Foothills Gymnastics Classes in the comfort of your own home, or give yourself an extra treat and take our workout to your backyard.

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Arts & Culture

The following list of free resources was curated by the Foothills’ Arts & Events Department.

Now offering Virtual Classes

Free local activities from our partners at SCFD

Jefferson County Public School’s music teachers – “Never Gonna Give You Up”

Learn more about the history of Colorado through online exhibits

Virtual street art tour of murals from all over Colorado — from the Eastern Plains to the Rocky Mountains and beyond.

12 museums with virtual tours

Virtual Culture

Watch every episode of Bob Ross’ ‘Joy Of Painting’ for free

Activities from the Van Gogh Museum

Stage shows, musicals and opera you can watch online now for free

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.

Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults

10 Cultural Craft Projects to Calm Your Cooped-Up Kids

Perfect the hobbies that bring you happiness and joy from the comfort of home with The Great Courses, available free from Jefferson County Public Library! Taught by renowned college professors and experts, topics include: chess, writing, gardening, art, cooking and more!

Parks & Nature

The following list of free resources was curated by the Foothills’ Parks Department.

Create free, customizable star charts online and explore the night sky from your backyard!

Social Distancing in Parks

National Parks Tours

13 of the most beautiful and popular National Parks in the United States

Identify local plant life

Denver Zoo

Aquarium tours and videos

Bird watching

Great Outdoors Colorado – GOCO has created the Outside Every Day Challenge! Visit the website for lots of activities and resources to get your family #OutsideEveryDay.

Owls are known to be wise creatures, that’s why they call many of our parks home. Here are some fun owl facts.

This year, we are disappointed that we had to cancel all of our Earth Day volunteer events, but luckily have groups and individuals come out throughout the year to help us with park projects. You can learn more about how to support our parks at

Now is a great time to explore the outdoors right in your own neighborhood or your own backyard. We’ve created a scavenger hunt for kids of all ages to discover the nature nearby.

What are biomes? Biomes are regions of the world with similar climate (weather, temperature) animals and plants. Learn about all the different biomes on earth.

Clean up after your pets! Together, we can help keep our parks clean. Learn the smelly facts about dog waste at

Explore nature around the world through these wildlife and nature live-cams.

Backyard Hacks, a series of short, how-to videos of backyard projects for kids.

Great Outdoors Colorado and Generation Wild have put together a fun-filled list of 100 things to do before kids turn 12. How many have you done? Now is the perfect time to cross a few more off the list.

Jeffco Open Space has some great tips and activities for enjoying the outdoors right in your own neighborhood.

Kids Activities

The following activities were curated by Foothills’ Children’s Programs Department.
Activities are geared for pre-school and school-aged children through 6th grade. Enjoy a mix of original content from Foothills’ Preschool and Before & After School Teachers, as well as content available through a variety of educational resources.

Jefferson County Public Library provides a daily story time at 10:15 on Monday-Thursday on their YouTube channel

Your library card gets you free access to all kinds of educational programming with Kanopy for Kids

Fun learning for kids – lots of free, educational materials

Enter a world of make-believe and take an epic journey as you Explore Summer Reading with the Library. Imagination is all you need to discover magical worlds and activities. Everyone is welcome on this quest for knowledge, fun and adventure as you Imagine Your Story. Whether its fantastical beasts or supernatural powers that fuel your imagination, the story is yours to create.

Free resources and games to help kids become well prepared and enthusiastic citizens.

Looking for a fun Geography lesson for the kids that you can all enjoy together? Google Earth has a throw-back story with a high-tech twist – Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego?

Fun, free printable games and activities

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for kids aged 3+.

Skittles rainbow design experiment

Loads frugal, fun ideas for boys and girls

Create a time capsule with your children to remember this “unprecedented” time of their life

You don’t need fancy equipment to get moving or stay physically active, whether you choose to do it inside or outside. Tips for keeping your kids active at home.

10 ways to nature play at home

The National Park Service has lots of online activities to help re-create your park experiences virtually, including games, online activities, videos and more.

Crayola has hundreds of free coloring pages online for your kiddos, organized by category!

Do you have a musical kiddo looking for new ways to express themselves, try the Chrome music lab!

Ever thought about how cool it would be if you could make your own crossword puzzles? Or word searches? Or scrambles? Now you can!

Printable craft projects for kids

Decorate a neighbor’s driveway or sidewalk to cheer them up!

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