Recreation & Community Services

IMPORTANT NOTICE: COVID-19 Response Plan

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, all classes, programs, events, and facility rentals will be suspended through the end of August 2020.

Facilities

  • All Facility Rentals (indoor and outdoor) are cancelled until further notice.
  • The City will not accept any facility reservations until further notice.
  • Tennis Courts are opened to public daily from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Signs with play requirements are posted at the each court entrance. Lights will remain off.
  • Basketball Courts, Fitness Zone, and the Tiny Tots playground are closed until further notice.
  • All park/recreation equipment rentals are cancelled until further notice.

Recreation Classes

  • All classes are cancelled through the end of August 2020.
  • Virtual Classes are still available. See the Summer Activity Guide.

Tiny Tots Program

  • Cancelled until further notice.

Teen Programs

  • Summer Volunteens program is cancelled. A virtual program is being planned in its place. More information will be available soon.
  • InspoTeen and all other teen programs are cancelled until further notice.

Senior Programs

  • Weekly Senior Club meetings are suspended until further notice.  
  • Meals on Wheels will continue to deliver meals to clients. (Residents are encouraged to contact 714-690-3350 should they know of any senior resident who could benefit from this service at this time.)  
  • Connecting Neighbors: If a senior resident needs assistance shopping or picking up prescriptions please call 714-690-3350 to schedule a drop-off.

Aquatic Programs

  • All aquatics programs at JFK High School and La Palma Intercommunity Hospital are cancelled.

Community Events

  • Arbor Day (April 21) – Postponed to Fall 2020.
  • State of the City (April 30) – Postponed to a future date TBD.
  • Festival of Nations (May 2) – Cancelled.
  • Memorial Day Celebration (May 25) - In-person event cancelled. See Virtual Ceremony
  • Fitness Run For Fun (July 4) - Cancelled.
  • Concerts in the Park - Cancelled.
    • Hometown Heroes and Civic Expo / National Night Out  - Cancelled.
  • Halloween Carnival (Oct. 31) - Pending

Please visit, www.cityoflapalma.org/coronavirus for the latest news regarding the City’s COVID-19 response plan.


Department Mission

"The La Palma Recreation and Community Services Department makes a positive difference in our community by encouraging citizen involvement, fostering human development, and strengthening community through people, parks, and programs."

Department Vision

"Sustaining and supporting La Palma as a 21st Century hometown by creating community through people, parks, and programs."

Department Structure

The Recreation & Community Services Department is comprised of four divisions:

Youth and Family Services includes programs such as Tiny Tots, Day Camps, Fit N Fun, and Teen events which address a primary goal of building strong, resilient youth.

All of our special events including the Fitness Run for Fun, Halloween Carnival and the Community Activities and Beautification (CAB) committee’s numerous events are included in the Neighborhood and Community Services division. The goal is to bring our culturally diverse community together to share and celebrate that diversity.

Programs such as Meals on Wheels, older adult programming, and contract classes are part of the Health and Wellness division which provide vital lifelines and social connections to the community.

Our largest division, the Facility Operations and Resources division, which we consider the backbone of the department, provides the staffing and facilities to support all of the department’s recreational programs and community needs.

Through these divisions the Recreation & Community Services Department continually strives to...

"Create Unity in Community"