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COVID-19/Coronavirus - The City of Chula Vista is suspending operations except for critical public safety operations. For other exceptions and additional information visit our Coronavirus page here.




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Coronavirus (COVID-19)  |   Parks & Rec  |  Library

Virtual Community Center

Welcome to the City of Chula Vista’s Virtual Community Center! Although all City of Chula Vista recreation centers, libraries, and parks are closed until further notice, Chula Vista Community Services Department is here to continue to provide online recreation and library services and resources to the community.

Now, more than ever, the importance of community is especially crucial. This page will be your go-to for individual and community fun, recreational, and educational opportunities. Together we can strengthen our families and develop a strong, healthy community through online experiences during this challenging time.

Visit this page for new updates and ideas to keep you and your loved ones healthy, entertained, and informed.
Please 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.

Stay positive. Stay healthy. Stay focused.

Have a great idea or resource you’d like to share? Email us 


Virtual Recreation

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Virtual Fitness, Education, and Activity Classes/Resources

Follow us on Instagram/Facebook @CVREC

Fitness Classes






Education Resources

  • Coursera -– Free college and university courses; course certificates offered - NEW!

  • GoNoodle – Downloadable curricular activites.

  • Wildflowers & Marbles – Online home education blog. Click here for planning resource templates.

  • Busy Toddler – Preschool e-book and free printables

  • GoNoodle – Downloadable curricular activitieS

  • Scholastic – Free website with daily courses for students Prekindergarten through 9th Grade

  • Lakeshore – Free printable education worksheets

  • Khan Academy – Free daily schedules for students ages 4-18

  • Wildflowers & Marbles – Online home education blog. Click here for planning resource templates

  • Busy Toddler – Preschool e-book and free printables

  • Mystery Science – Science lessons for ages K-5

  • Encantos - *bilingual option* Free educational content for kids up to age 6 

  • Duolingo – Learn a new language for free


Activity Resources

  • Daily Doodle – Daily lunch doodles with Mo Willems. Draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing

  • GoNoodle – YouTube channel with movement and mindfulness videos for kids

  • Busy Toddler – Toddler and big kid’s activities and indoor ideas and printouts

  • California Science Center -  At-home science activities for families using household supplies 

  • What Moms Love – 87 energy busting indoor games & activities for kids

  • RecycleAndPlay – Follow or visit @recycleandplay online for recycled crafts and activities for kids

  • The Home Edit – The 14-day mini edit for at-home organizing 


TED Talks - Growth & Development NEW!


Virtual Library

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Chula Vista Library E-Resources

Follow us on Instagram/Facebook @ChulaVistaLibrary

Did you know that the City of Chula Vista Library offers digital resources year-round? To access all digital resources, click here. Here’s a few you will find:


Virtual Tours

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San Diego Zoo

Watch and learn. - NEW!

  • San Diego Zoo – Live cams and videos of your favorite animals


US Botanical Garden

Watch and learn. - NEW!


Great Barrier Reef

Watch and learn. - NEW!


Museum Virtual Tours

Experience virtual tours of some of the best museums from all over the world.


National Park Virtual Tours

Experience virtual tours of national parks in the U.S.

Stay Connected

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Tips on Staying Connected

Volunteer Opportunities -NEW!

  • Just Serve -Find various volunteer opportunities throughout the County

Video and Audio Conferencing Platforms 

  • Zoom Meeting – YouTube channel on how to use Zoom

  • FaceTime – How to use Group Facetime on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  • Facetime– How to make calls in Facetime on Mac

  • Skype – Download and learn how to use Microsoft Skype

  • Google Hangouts – Ideal for smaller meetings on any desktop or mobile device

  • FreeConference – Video conferencing for small International meetings


Even with social distancing, find ways to connect.

  Write: write a letter to someone dear

  • Phone/text: take time to reach out to family and friends; support others and let them know you’re available

  • FaceTime: call family or friends to stay connected via video chat; plan FaceTime hangouts; this is also doable with Skype, Google Hangouts and other platforms

  • Connect with those at home: have conversation, play a game, keep interaction flowing 

  • Support local businesses and non-profits: support local businesses by ordering pick-up or delivery, buying a gift card or making future bookings; support non-profits by finding ways to help or donate



Stay Nourished

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Visit these sites for information on food resources.


Stay Informed

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Be in the Know

Visit these sites for the latest local information regarding COVID-19. If you have health-related questions or concerns, contact your healthcare provider. For general questions about COVID-19 or information about community resources, call 2-1-1.


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