For Immediate Release
Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District, Camarillo, Ventura County
Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District (PVRPD) normally publishes a hardcopy Activity Guide magazine four times per year which is mailed to local resident’s homes. However, with the uncertainty of ever-changing COVID-19 regulations in the county, PVRPD has decided to proceed with caution in the upcoming months and will be publishing Activity Guides on a month-to-month basis, releasing them online instead of in print.
The current Activity Guide, which contains events occurring in the month of September, was just published today and is available online at www.pvrpd.org. The Activity Guide contains a collection of affordable recreation opportunities that the District provides to enrich the lives of community members. Classes include online youth enrichment activities, virtual sports camps, exercise, art, sports, hikes and more, plus information on the 28 parks that the District maintains.
District staff have meticulously stayed on top of the latest news and mandates from Governor Newsom’s office as well as Ventura County Public Health’s direction to ensure all activities are held safely. Staff have been working tirelessly to find new ways to offer recreation services and activities to the community. Small class sizes, social distancing, wearing of masks, and meeting outdoors instead of inside – are all factors that create a challenge and the necessity for the recreation department to really think outside the box.
A significant change in the District’s offerings includes the addition of online classes. “Virtual programming is something we haven’t had the opportunity to explore much previously. Now that there is a huge demand for it, PVRPD is actively pursuing this exciting new avenue. With the new normal of staying safe at home and social distancing, many people are lonely and in need of recreational activities more than ever and we are doing our best to fill this need and offer engaging solutions”, says Dylan Gunning, Recreation Specialist at Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District. Virtual activities include sports camps, youth enrichment classes, virtual 5k/10k runs, online educational seminars for senior citizens, and more.
Sign up for activities by calling PVRPD's administrative office at (805) 482-1996 or register online at www.pvrpd.org.
Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District founded in 1962, serves 70,000+ residents in the larger Camarillo area, maintaining 28 parks and a variety of recreation opportunities that enrich the lives of community members. Learn more at www.pvrpd.org.
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