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10 Ways To Stay Busy, Not Bored, At Home

10 Ways To Stay Busy, Not Bored, At Home
Posted on 03/18/2020
Ways to stay busy at home

We’re all spending a lot more time at home these days. In between hand washing and social distancing, here are some ideas to keep you entertained and healthy for the next few weeks.

1. Explore Lenexa parks and trails

While it’s critical to maintain a safe social distance for others, it is still safe to be outside. Lenexa has a great system of trails and parks that will help release stress and improve your attitude. Yes, all of our parks and trails are still open!

There are more than 30 beautiful parks where you can walk the trails, play at the playground and enjoy spending time outside.

View park locations, hours and amenities

2. Take out

Enjoy a sweet treat or your favorite meal from Public Market merchants.Customers may place orders for curbside pick-up or delivery from select merchants. Visit to learn more.

3. Create a work of art

Inspired by something you love about Lenexa? Create a work of art in any medium. This can be anything from your favorite park, school, trail, neighborhood business, location or even your own back yard. Submit your artwork with an explanation of your inspiration to the HeART of Lenexa Contest, and you could win!
Learn more

4. Stay active

It’s important to remain active for physical and mental health reasons. Even though Lenexa Rec Center is currently closed, you can follow us them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for ideas on at-homes exercises, fitness tips and a playlist of pump-up tunes.

5. Learn a little history 

Learn about the origins of Lenexa and the history of the Santa Fe Trail. We have 17 videos you can watch at

6. Try a new recipe

Whether you’re looking to cook a new appetizer or entrée or wanting to bake a lavish dessert, check out more than 15 recipes shared by the Lenexa Farmers Market.
View recipes

7. Stream away

Now is a great opportunity to catch up on the latest episodes of your favorite series. Need some ideas for what to watch? The City of Lenexa asked a few team members what they’re currently watching:

Lenexa Rec Center Manager John Forbis: 
“The Walking Dead” on Netflix 

Communications Director Denise Rendina:
“West Wing” on Netflix

Deputy City Attorney (and mother of three) McKenzie Harvison: “A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure” on Youtube

Assistant Chief Financial Officer Briana Burrichter:
“Peaky Blinders” on Netflix

Lenexa Public Market Manager Carmen Chopp:
“Love Is Blind” on Netflix

Lenexa Farmers Market Manager Jenny Doty:
“Cheer” on Netflix

8. Facetime with friends and family 

While you’re not encouraged to spend time with others in close proximity it doesn’t mean you’re not able to communicate with others. Phone a friend or use Facetime or Skype to video call a family member.

9. Consider house cleaning and improvement projects around the house

Do you have a project or two that you’re always wishing you had time to get to? Now may be your golden opportunity. 

10. Read the latest issue of TownTalk

The March issue of our residential magazine is available online. Catch up on the latest Lenexa news. Already read the publication? Sign up for our e-newsletters and get Lenexa news delivered to your inbox.

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Published March 18, 2020