Recreation and Community Services
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.
"We work so that you can play!"
Now taking volunteer applications for Monterey Park students, 1st-5th grade, to lead the Pledge of Allegiance during a regular City Council meeting. Only one student per regular meeting date will be randomly selected. Must be Monterey Park resident. Click on the link to register.
The Monterey Park Recreation and Community Services Department enriches lives and fosters harmony within the community through citywide programs and special events.
We believe the quality of life is improved through healthy lifestyles, 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.
Commissions that serve as advisory bodies for the Recreation and Community Services Department:
Recreation and Community Services Monthly Newsletter
Recreation Newsletter - September Newsletter 2023 to view activities, classes and programs.
The Recreation and Community Services Department offers recreational facilities that may be reserved for use by private groups, schools, non profit organizations, businesses, churches, and individuals for picnics, birthdays, social events, meetings, classes, workshops, sporting events, etc.
Reservations are subject to rental and staffing fees. Insurance coverage is also required.
Click here for more information or to reserve a recreational facility.