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Human Services & Recreation Department

  • About the Human Services and Recreation Department 

    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!
    Mission Statement 

    To preserve and improve the physical, social, and economic health of Pasadena neighborhoods by delivering inclusive, innovative, and progressive recreational and human service programs; the Human Services & Recreation Department is committed to providing the City of Pasadena with a wonderful place to live, work, and play which contributes to a connected, healthier vibrant, and diverse community.


  • Image of Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Recreation Guide     Spring/Summer 2017 Recreation Guide now available online!

    Don’t let the forecast be a bummer, come see our brochure for Spring and Summer! We’re ready for loads of fun with programs for virtually anyone; we offer classes to all age groups ranging from Tiny Tots to Seniors. The new brochure cover features colorful pinwheel shaped imagery that is representative of the stages of life and the community we are proud to be a part of. Allow us to be a part of your vibrant summer and sign up for one of our programs today! Spring early-bird registration opened Monday, February 27, 2017 for Pasadena residents and PUSD students. Spring general registration opened for all activities on Monday, March 6, 2017 for Pasadena residents and non-residents.
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    Walk-in registration at Jackie Robinson Community Center, Robinson Park Community Center, Villa-Parke Community Center and Victory Park Recreation Center. 

    Browse the Recreation Guide flipbook online using your smartphone or tablet: Click here 

    For more information, please call (626) 744-7500.

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    Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to receive the latest information about our upcoming events and activities directly to your inbox.
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    Upcoming Events  


    Egg Bowl
    Saturday, April 15 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rosebowl Dr.
    Admission is FREE!!

    Come have an EGG-CELLENT time at our Spring Festival and Egg Hunt inside the National Historic Landmark, Rose Bowl Stadium! Enjoy fun for the whole family with games and activities such as face painting, live entertainment, food, pictures with the Bunny, and more! Families can enjoy a memorable experience as children hip-hop their way onto the World Famous Rose Bowl Stadium Field. Join the Bunny for Brunch in the Rose Bowl Stadium Club Lounge located in the Terry Donahue Pavilion and an exclusive VIP experience! Enjoy pictures with the Bunny, storytelling and a VIP Egg Hunt. This event will sell out! Ticket sales begin March 20 and can be purchased online at www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve or at your local community center. Nominal fees apply for major attractions and food. All activities will be cancelled in the event of rain. For more event information, please click here. 


    Conference On Healthy Aging 
    Saturday, April 22 - 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    First Church of the Nazarene - 
    3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. 

    Receive practical information and resources that will help you plan ahead and get the most out of life. This popular annual event is free and includes lunch. Pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking here or call (877) 236-9459. 

    Summer Camp Scholarships

    Passport to Fun   

    The application period for the Passport to Fun! Summer Camp Scholarships program is now closed. For information on how to join the wait list, please contact Kellee O’Rourke, (626) 744-4732 korourke@cityofpasadena.net or submit an application for the wait list by clicking here. The City of Pasadena, Human Services and Recreation Department is proud to offer Passport to Fun! Scholarships to qualified applicants aged 17 and under; living in Pasadena or attending a Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) School to ensure that all City residents have the opportunity to participate in recreational classes, programs and camps to further enrich their lives. Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis until such time as limited funding is exhausted. Applicants must submit a completed application along with proof of restricted income and residency by published deadlines. The application window was open on Wednesday, February 22 and closed on Friday, March 10. 


    Robinson Park Renovation     Robinson Park Renovation

    January 2017 - March 2018
    Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

    Robinson Park Recreation Center will close to the general public beginning Monday, January 9, 2017. The Center is scheduled to be under construction from early 2017 through Spring 2018.

    Robinson Park staff, including the headquarters of the After School Adventures Program, will be temporarily housed at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Avenue from January 2017 through March 2018. All staff will retain existing telephone numbers and email addresses. Robinson Park’s main line, (626) 744-7330, will be forwarded to the Jackie Robinson Community Center.

    No reductions in programming will occur. All programming will continue at other locations around the City, and program participants will be notified of new and ongoing recreation, youth sports and Spring, Summer and Winter Camp opportunities through the Department’s seasonal brochures, monthly newsletters and regularly updated website.

     For more Robinson Park information, please call Robinson Park at (626) 744-7330 or click here. 

  • Community Resources

    Computer Labs & Wi-Fi Web Page
    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.

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