ProAct in Shakopee took in surrounding parks to enjoy the beautiful weather and play games. Huber Park, Memorial Park, Lions Park and Spring Lake Park were among the choices. Park visitors can see ProAct participants and staff playing Yard Yahtzee, walking trails and playing discussion games.

Before heading out, they talk about COVID safety, keeping distance when they can, wearing masks on the bus and taking care of them if they are taken off outside. When entering the bus or van, staff remind everyone to wear a mask for their safety, buckle seat belts and use appropriate social skills.

Staff ensure all participants are accounted for and encourage engagement in the activity to enhance the experience.  When out and about, there are “stranger safety skills” to practice, and social skills that include friendly hellos and waves. If the weather holds, apple orchards and pumpkin patches are next up on their adventures!