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Although we’re all social distancing physically, as humans we need to stay connected emotionally. Try one or two of these out every day:

  • Call a friend or relative you haven’t spoken to in a while to check in.
  • Write a letter
  • Facetime
  • Support a local restaurant - Many restaurants are still open for take-out or delivery orders. Support your favorite joints and order food for pick-up or try out DoorDash or UberEATS and have it delivered.  Join the Lodi Take Out Menus and Offers group on Facebook.
  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep. Make time to unwind.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

For the Kids:

  • Hold a virtual play date through Facetime
  • Teach a young person how to write and send a letter
  • Visit lodi.macaronikid.com for more “at home” ideas


Join our SIP (Shelter in Place) Challenge and Photo Contest

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Every weekday morning you will find a new post on our Facebook and Instagram with a daily challenge following our weekly theme.  Complete the challenge and post a photo on your social media pages with #PlayLodi and be sure to tag us!  (By tagging us in your photo, you will be entered into the photo contest)

Weekly Themes 

April 6-10: Hoppy Egg-Venture

April 13-17: Love Lodi

April 20-24: Indoor Fitness

April 27-May 1: Let the Music Play

May 4-8: Get Crafty

May 11-15: Nature Time

May 25-29: Fun with Science


What’s in it for me?  

We’ll be sharing your photo submissions on our social media pages in a SIP Challenge photo gallery. Each week we will pick a winner based on creativity, incorporation of the weekly theme, and originality. Each weekly winner will win an Open Swim punch pass ($40 value) to use at any of our aquatics sites when we get the all clear to open up!  

Please note, this is a family fun activity.  Please, no distasteful photos.  Photos are subject to review before posting to the gallery.  Users may enter as many photos as they would like throughout the contest.  

Other Terms and Conditions

All photographs must be your own work, and you must own the right to distribute the image. You must have the consent of those whose faces are visible in the image. Lodi Parks and Rec reserves the right to refuse photographs that contain nudity, violent or offensive material or trademarked or copyrighted images. Lodi Parks and Rec is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected or incomplete entries or technical errors or difficulties. Lodi Parks and Rec reserves the right to adjust the challenge deadline. By participating in this challenge, you agree to these terms and conditions.

Rights to Photos

Your photographs help Lodi Parks and Rec promote parks and recreational opportunities. Thank you for helping us fulfill our mission through your participation and photography! By entering the SIP challenge you grant Lodi Parks and Rec a nonexclusive right and royalty-free license to:

  • Publish images for Lodi Parks and Rec promotional purposes in any format, including on the Lodi website, social media accounts, or publications.
  • Use, in connection with the challenge, your name in promotions and other publications. As conditions of this permission, Lodi Parks and Rec shall credit all photographs with the caption “Photo Credit: Person’s Name” when the full name is available, or by the participant’s Instagram username when the participant’s full name is unavailable.


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