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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 opens Monday, February 27, 2017 for Pasadena residents and PUSD students. Spring general registration opens for all activities on Monday, March 6, 2017 for Pasadena residents and non-residents.

    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.
      

     
    Image of Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Recreation Guide     Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Recreation Guide 

    Click here to try the new Recreation Guide flipbook on your smartphone, tablet, or PC! Early-bird registration opens Monday, August 22, 2016 for Pasadena residents and PUSD students. General registration opens for all activities on Monday, August 29, 2016 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. 

    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

    Black History Month 2017     Black History Month

    Celebrate Black History Month 2017 in Pasadena! The City and Volunteer Black History Parade & Festival Planning Committee will present a full schedule of events in celebration of the achievements by black Americans and in recognition of African-Americans in U.S. History. Pasadena is proud to host one of the largest Black History Month Parades in the U.S.A. The 35th Annual Black History Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. at Charles White Park in Altadena, heads south on Fair Oaks Avenue and ends at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Join us at 1:00 p.m. for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Robinson Park Recreation Center.

     For more Black History Month information, please click here.   

     
       
    Summer Camp Scholarships

    Black History Month 2017   

    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 will open on Wednesday, February 22 and will close on Friday, March 10. If you have any questions, please contact Kellee O’Rourke, (626) 744-4732 korourke@cityofpasadena.net.

    To apply online, please click here 

     
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    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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