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Human Services & Recreation Department

  • About Human Services & Recreation

    The Human Services and Recreation Department invites you to join us in our programs and activities which serve people of all ages and abilities and can provide you with an opportunity to enhance your life by meeting new friends and neighbors, exploring the arts, learning about community services, developing skills and so much more!

  • Upcoming Events

    Please note the Jackie Robinson Community Center, Robinson Park Recreation Center, Victory Park Recreation Center and Villa-Parke Community Center will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving.  

    Oct 30, Day of the Dead Celebration at Villa-Parke Community Center
    Oct 31, Annual Fall Festival and Teen Extravaganza at Victory Park, read more . . .
    Nov 8, Peace through Music concert sponsored by the Human Relations Commission at First Church of Nazarene of Pasadena
    Nov 8, Reese’s Retreat Play Date at Brookside Park
    Nov 11, Veterans Day at City Hall
    Nov 22, Better Health Better Life Fair at Villa-Parke Community Center
    Nov 26, Arts and Crafts Bonanza at City Hall


    Flyer    Mayor Bogaard will lead the City Council, Pasadena Unified School District, Youth Council, City staff and community members in joining the United States Conference of Mayors Campaign to End Bullying by proclaiming October Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.

    Read More . . .  

    Seeking Youth Leaders

    Pasadena Youth Council open enrollment for middle and high school students, ages 12 to 18. Apply now >>  

  • Save the Date

    Fall Festival 2014    Fall Festival 2014

    Friday, October 31
    5:00 to 8:30 p.m.
    Victory Park
    2575 Paloma Street

    Our Annual Fall Festival offers an exciting night of safe family fun!

    Admission is FREE!

    This event includes lots of fun activities for the whole family! Live entertainment, games, face painting, arts & crafts, doggy zone, fitness zone, pony rides, train ride around the park, and costume contests are just a few of the activities planned.

    Read more . . .
    Peace Through Music    Peace Through Music
    Bringing Joy - Giving Hope - Ending Hate: Saving our Children from Violence

    Saturday, November 8
    7:30 p.m.
    First Church of Nazarene of Pasadena
    3700 E. Sierra Madre Boulevard

    Dedicated to Stand Up to BULLYING

    Veterans Day    Veterans Day 2014

    Tuesday, November 11
    10:30 a.m.
    Military Flyover at 11:11 a.m.
    Pasadena City Hall
    100 North Garfield Avenue

    Please join the City of Pasadena, Pasadena Senior Center, Pasadena Naval League, Vietnam Veterans of America (Ch. 446), Tuskegee Airmen, and the American Legion in honoring Veterans in this great City

    Guests include Colonel Peter B. Baumgarten, U.S.M.C (Special Speaker), Pasadena Area Veterans, Mayor Bill Bogaard, Pasadena City College Veteran Students, Pasadena Police & Fire Departments, and the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines.


    Quick Links

    ASAP    After School Adventures Program and Early Care Adventures Program

    Open to youth 4 years 9 months through 14 years of age.

    Providing stimulating, high quality, premium after school programming at an affordable price of $25 per week! The After School Adventures Program focuses on providing a warm and caring environment while enriching education beyond regular school hours. Youth will have an opportunity to develop social skills, get homework assistance, and support their increasing interest in sports, art, music and more.

    Register Now>> 
    Fall 2014 Cover    Fall 2014 - Winter 2015 Recreation Program Guide

    The Fall 2014 - Winter 2015 Recreation Guide is available for review online. Click here to open a PDF friendly version.

    To request a hardcopy, please call (626)744-7500.

    Reserve City and School District Fields for Sports Activities

    The City of Pasadena and Pasadena Unified School District are once again inviting sports organizations to apply to reserve City and School District fields for sports activities during the Winter and Spring of 2015.

    The deadline to submit applications for field permits during between January 1 and June 30, 2015 is Friday, November 7, 2014 at noon. Completed City applications can be e-mailed to kjames@cityofpasadena.net, faxed to (626) 744-7520 or mailed or hand-delivered to the Park Reservations Desk at Victory Park, 2575 Paloma Street. Any requests to use Pasadena Unified School District fields must be submitted to PUSD’s Facilities Division.

    A mandatory field scheduling meeting for all interested groups will be help on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Victory Park, Class Room 3.

    Applications and Forms to Download

    Sports Planning Agenda Mtg Winter-Spring 2015
    Winter-Spring 2015 Sports Calendar Summary

    PUSD Application Permits
    City of Pasadena - Sports Reservation Form
    Tournament Inquiry Sheet
    Participation by Age and Gender
    Insurance Requirements Sample Document

    Villa-Parke Community Garden

    Pasadena Garden Conservancy brings positive attention to Villa-Parke! read more ...

    Pasadena community garden at Villa-Parke is already garnering significant attention in fighting childhood obesity and Diabetes. Please see the attached link.


    PWP recognizes that some of its customers may need extra help to pay their utility bills. Through PWP's Electric Utility Assistance Program (EUAP), they offer three income-qualified financial assistance programs for paying electric bills, and one program to help offset electricity costs associated with home medical equipment. These programs must be applied for in person at one of the locations listed below. (Please refer to the Southern California Gas Company if you need assistance paying your gas bill.)

    For detailed information about the Assistance Program please click here!

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