Great Outdoors Day goes virtual

  • Ralph V. Chisolm Regional Park
    Ralph V. Chisolm Regional Park

The city of St. Cloud is taking its annual Great Outdoors Day event virtual this year.

“This event has been very popular for the past five years, and although it’s outdoors, it would be difficult to maintain social distancing with the crowds it draws,” said Stephanie Holtkamp, St. Cloud director of Parks and Recreation. “So we’re making it virtual this year.”

The Virtual Great Outdoors Days event will kick off on Saturday, Nov. 14, and continue all week until a finale on Nov. 20. During that week, the city is encouraging people to visit the St. Cloud Lakefront, Chisholm Park, or any park or outdoor recreation venue they enjoy, to participate in healthy, outdoor family fun, according to a press release. However you enjoy the outdoors – fishing, a picnic under the trees, rollerblading, running, walking, flying a kite, playing Frisbee – grab some friends and family and head out there. Take photos and share them on social media, and tag the city of St. Cloud and Great Outdoors Day. The city will award prizes for some of our favorite activities photos.

The city will be sharing information on social media from its event partners on how the actions residents take today can help preserve the environment for years to come. The  partners will include city of Kissimmee, Osceola County, Florida Fire Service, OUC the Reliable One, Wild Florida, Geocaching, Friends of Split Oak and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Residents are asked to plans now to join the city for Virtual Great Outdoors Day.