Recreation & Community Services


The Monterey Park Recreation and Community Services Department enriches lives and fosters harmony within the community through citywide programs and special events.

We believe quality of life is improved through healthy life styles, educational and recreational opportunities, public participation, respect, compassion, and enhancement of our urban forest.

We accomplish this through community outreach, quality programming, activities and events, safe, and well-maintained parks and facilities, and an aesthetically pleasing environment that is provided by professional and caring employees, contractors and volunteers.


The Recreation and Community Services Department is responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and delivery of recreational and leisure time activities. The programs are to promote the well being and enjoyment of life for the city’s residents through the fulfillment of their recreational, cultural, social and educational needs.

In addition to the recreational activities the department operates the city’s Dial-A-Ride service, Volunteer Programs, Cable TV (MPK-TV), and coordinates the monthly publication of the Cascades newspaper.

The Recreation and Community Services Department offers a variety of year-round recreational programs at various locations such as parks, community centers, and schools. The programs provide opportunities for residents of all ages to learn, utilize, improve, and enjoy new skills, and to experience social and cultural relationships through expanded programs activities and events. 

    Spring Recreation Classes and Events - 

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     For information about current class schedules, please visit our registration page.


    Commissions that serve as advisory bodies for the Recreation and Community Services Department: