After necessary adaptations amid COVID-19, the Port Huron Recreation Department will continue to provide recreational opportunities to residents virtually. Popular fall programs such as dance, art & crafts, cooking, and belly dance classes have been adapted to take place via ZOOM Meeting, YouTube, and Facebook. Other successful programs will be hybrid where interaction will take place online but the program can be done safely outdoors. These include Walk Michigan, Drive-in Movies, and Halloween Stroll.
“The goal is to keep everyone active and to have some fun during these unprecedented times,” said Kati Gardner, Recreation Department supervisor.
For the very first time, the department is offering its popular summer event, Walk Michigan, during fall. The program nominates eight different routes around town where participants can take a one-to-two mile walk and receive a prize once a minimum of five routes is completed.
Back by popular demand, Drive-in Movies will continue at McMorran south parking with one movie in September and another in October. Jumanji will take place on September 24 and Hocus Pocus on October 22. Movie screenings are free of charge and concessions will be provided by Sperry’s Moviehouse.
Finally, the department’s annual trick or treating event, Halloween Stroll, is being adapted to follow social distancing guidelines and to comply with outdoor gathering limits. More details on this event will soon be released.
“As local and state regulations evolve amid COVID-19, we will continue to look for ways to provide our children and families with more great recreation opportunities this season,” said Nancy Winzer, Port Huron Parks & Recreation Director. “The key is being creative,” she said.
Registration for Walk Michigan, belly dance class, and other fall programs is available through the department’s website at www.porthuronrec.com. For more information, participants are welcome to call the recreation department at (810) 984-9760 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.