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Online Recreation Center

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Thank you for visiting the Recreation & Senior Services Online Recreation Center, a collection of digital recreation and senior services resources! We are committed to finding new ways for you to stay busy, active, and engaged during these challenging times. The Online Recreation Center brings programs and resources right to you and your family allowing you to prioritize your health and well-being.

This page will be regularly updated with new offerings and ideas. Please note that we do 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.

If you have a great resource to share or feedback about our online recreation center, please email  

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Virtual Class Calendar

Several of our incredible recreation instructors are already busy pulling together virtual classes or workshops that you can enjoy virtually. Free and paid offerings have been made available using different mediums including Zoom chats, Instagram live, Facebook live and more. If you are a current instructor and would like to advertise upcoming programming, please email

Visit our virtual class calendar here. Remember, many platforms will save live-streams and allow you to watch videos after the fact. Click on the individual calendar listing title for links.


Online Resources:

Categorized collection of third-party resources created thanks to the help and support of partners near and far.

Click here for a folder of additional resources and downloads hand-selected by our Recreation & Senior Services staff.


Additional Resources


Local Natural Resources & Parks: 

As of now, parks, beaches and tidepools throughout the City remain open as weather conditions and official restrictions allow. Please follow social guidelines set by the City, County, State, and Federal agencies when enjoying these open spaces (ie. 6 foot social distancing). For trail information including the Buck Gully Nature Preserve, the Back Bay Loop Trail, and the Mountains to Sea Trail visit the Natural Resources page.

Mudline (Updated Information on park and trail closures): (949) 718-1860

Beaches: Are open

For more information on the closures please see these Frequently Asked Questions. 

Parks & Trails:  77 parks and miles of walking and biking trails are Open.

Stay in the Know


Halloween Spooktacular: Virtual Contest

Contest Dates: Monday, October 12 - Thursday, October 29

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Halloween Spooktacular Virtual Contest

Even though we are unable to host the annual Halloween Spooktacular, we still want to see your costumes and decorations! This year we will be accepting photo entries for our Virtual Halloween Costume and Decorations Contest for a chance to win a Halloween gift basket.

To enter:

  1. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook @cityofnewportbeach
  2. Post a photo of your Halloween decorations or costume
  3. Use hashtag #nbhalloweencontest in your post
  4. Tag us in your photo

The contest begins October 12. Entries will be accepted and reviewed through Thursday, October 29.

Winners will be notified and announced on Friday, October 30 for the following categories:

  1. Best Carved Pumpkin 
  2. Best Halloween house decorations
    ▪ Scariest 
    ▪ Most Creative
    ▪ Best Overall
  3. Best Costume
    ▪ Group of 2+
    ▪ Most Original
    ▪ Scariest
    ▪ Cutest
    ▪ Silliest 

Your account must be public and all photos must be original photos taken by contest participant. All ages are welcome to participate. Photographers retain the copyright to their work. Photo entries may be reposted and given credit on our Instagram Account and may be used in future editions of the Newport Navigator. By entering our Halloween Spooktacular Virtual Contest you agree with the guidelines listed above. This contest isn’t sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.

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