Virtual Recreation Center!

Virtual Recreation Center

Welcome to the City of Riverbank’s Virtual Recreation Center! Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis requiring that many families remain at home, we still want our community to have resources on how to Stay Active, Stay Nourished, Stay Connected, and Stay Informed in this stressful time.

Despite this uncertain circumstance, we hope to still provide services in a safe way to our diverse, family-oriented community. Please feel free to visit this page, follow us on Instagram or Facebook for tips and resources to keep you and your loved ones healthy.  Also note that we do not endorse or receive funds to advertise any of the third party sites or services listed or referenced on this page, and as regulations change, we may have to alter some suggestions made.

Is your family doing something creative that you’d like to share? Email us at 

Need assistance?  Call our office! (209)863-7150 - We are available by phone and would be happy to connect you to resources available.

Stay Active

Indoor Activities

Take a Virtual Health & Fitness Class - There are plenty of FREE options online. Here are just a few:

For the Kids- Fitness

For the Kids- Enrichment Activities

Closures of Riverbank Parks and Facilities*: Updated 6/8/2020

Please keep in mind that the following park closures are currently in place.  We do not have a date that park amenities will open; we are currently working on a plan to re-open parks safely as soon as possible. 

  • All playgrounds are CLOSED

The following park areas are open:

  • Jacob Myers Park
  • Open spaces for walking
  • Park Restrooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Skate Park

Jacob Myers Park is scheduled to open May 16, 2020 with the following precautions:

  • Parking capacity will be limited. 
  • Once capacity is reached NO ADDITIONAL VEHICLES will be allowed to enter the park.
  • No walk-ins will be allowed once the vehicle capacity is reached.
  • Friday-Sunday, the normal entrance fee of $7/vehicle will be in place.
  • For those walking the trail, you may receive a “one-hour” pass for free.  However, if parking lot nears capacity, free “one-hour” parking passes will not be distributed.
  • Dog Park: open with regulations in place
  • McRitchie Trail: open with regulations in place
  • Boat launch: open with regulations in place
  • Restrooms: open with regulations in place
  • Barbecue areas: CLOSED
  • Playground: CLOSED

*Closures will be updated as new information arises. 

Online Registration 

  • Summer programs will take place with regulations in place to abide by current regulations.  If programs are cancelled due to COVID-19, all participants will receive a full refund.  In the meantime, grab you spot!  Summer programs fill up quickly. 

Stay Nourished

Resources for Food and Essential Items

Senior Information Line: (209) 558-8698- Connecting Seniors and Caregivers to Services in Stanislaus County.

Interested in Donating to one of these organizations?  Click the links to find out which items these organizations need that you might already have enough of.  

The following locations have special shopping hours for Seniors and those with Compromised Health:

  • Save Mart- Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-9 am
  • Target- Wednesdays 8-9 am
  • Costco- Tuesdays & Thursdays 8-9 am (Adults 60+)

Click here a reminder by Neil Diamond to Wash your Hands with his new rendition of Sweet Caroline!

Stay Connected

Although we’re all practicing social distancing physically, here are a few ways that you can still stay connected to those around you:

Exercise your Brain

Did you know Stanislaus County Library has free ebooks, eAudio and a Library App?  Check out their website for more information!

For the Kids (or kids at heart)

  • Hold a virtual play date through Facetime.
  • Teach a young person how to write and send a letter.
  • Take a Virtual Vacation - Explore the world using Google Earth! Use Street View to see places like you’re actually there.
  • Head to the Monterey Bay Aquarium through their live stream.
  • Visit one of many museums around the world through their virtual tours.

Stay Informed

Be in the Know

Check out this information regarding COVID-19.