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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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    Summer Day Camps

    Important Day Camp Registration Dates

    Pasadena residents get first pick of our popular summer camps! Online early-bird registration begins April 17, 2017 at 
    www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve. Walk-in registration begins April 24, 2017 for residents and May 1, 2017 for non-residents. Customers are welcome to visit any City of Pasadena Community Center or Recreation Center to register. For information on our summer day camps please click here

    Summer Aquatics
    Whether you’re just learning to swim, training for an event, staying in shape, or just having a good time, our Aquatics program has something for everyone. Open to the entire community, our impressive array of aquatic programs and classes is designed for all ages and skill levels. Early registration begins Saturday, May 14 at Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St. Online and walk-in registration begins on Monday, May, 15. Receive 50% off morning swim lessons for weeks 1 and 2 with code: SWIM17.

    To register online, please visit www.cityofpasadena.net.

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    Upcoming Events 

    Family Fun Day

    Saturday, May 27, 2017
    11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    La Pintoresca Park, 45 E. Washington Blvd.
    FREE admission!

    Join family, friends and neighbors for the 23rd Annual Family Fun Day and Resource Fair. The free event features adrenaline-pumping activities that encourage an active, healthy lifestyle. Attendees can participate in fitness zone challenges and a basketball tournament, show off their skating skills and play at the park’s water splash pad. They can also enjoy live entertainment, free food, face painting, arts and crafts, bounce house and much more at this event produced by the City’s Human Services and Recreation Department.

    For more information, please call La Pintoresca Teen Education Center at (626) 345-0708.


    Saturday, June 17, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St.
    Fee: $80 per team

    Come compete for a championship in a fun, family-friendly environment with players of all levels, ages 16 and up. There will be prizes, entertainment, give-aways and more! Each team is guaranteed two 40-minute games.

    For more information, please call the Villa-Parke Community Center at (626) 744-6530.

  • 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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