The City of St. Cloud is taking its annual Great Outdoors Day event virtual this year and you can be an active part of it!

“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, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of St. Cloud. “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. 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!

Saturday, November 14
Great Outdoors Days KICK-OFF
“Go Outside and Play”
St. Cloud Parks and Recreation Movie at the Lakefront at sundown

Sunday, November 15
“Go take a hike”
Listing of local Natural Trails
Information on Geocaching

All Week – “Go Green”
Nov. 16 – 20 – collect trash from your neighborhood, parks, or outdoor green spaces and bring it to Peghorn Nature Park and receive a free sapling to plant.

Monday, November 16
“Go Wild”
Learn about Florida Native Animals
Information/video from WILD FL

Tuesday, November 17
“Water Conservation”

Wednesday, November 18
“Native or Not”
Learn about Fl native plants and invasive/exotic species

Thursday, November 19
“Throw Back Thursday”
Share pictures of past events, ?

Friday, November 20
“What can you do”
Offer more ideas, activities, and events

Take photos and share them on social media, and tag the City of St. Cloud and Great Outdoors Day. We will award prizes for some of our favorite activities photos.

The city will be sharing information on social media from our event partners on how the actions you take today can help preserve the environment for years to come. Our partners will include the 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. We hope you will make plans now to join us for Virtual Great Outdoors Day.