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    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!


        Mayor Bogaard Celebration Day
    Saturday, April 25
    3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Centennial Square
    Pasadena City Hall

    You are invited to celebrate with Mayor Bill Bogaard, our first citywide elected Mayor, on Saturday, April 25th, 3-5 p.m. at Centennial Square in front of City Hall. This is a casual afternoon with music, art, food trucks, and more to express appreciation to the Mayor for his 16 years of dedicated service. Share your personal reflections of "Moments with Bill" by providing your message here or by dropping off letters or notes at any Pasadena Library beforehand or bring them to the celebration.  

    Earth Day Celebration    Earth Day Celebration
    Saturday, April 25
    11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Villa-Parke Community Center
    363 E Villa St.

    Join us for this family friendly celebration of Earth Day, learn about recycling, composting, container gardening, build a birdhouse, food, cooking demos, garden salad extravaganza, fun and more.

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


    July 26, 2015 is the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. Disability advocates throughout the country are planning celebration and recognition activities that will occur all during the anniversary year, which is being called ADA25.

    To learn more about this event, please click here.  


    2015 Spring Cover    Spring 2015 Recreation Program Guide

    The Spring 2015 Recreation Guide is available for review online. Click here to open a PDF friendly version.

    Hardcopies will be available the last week of February at all community and recreation centers. To request a hardcopy, please call (626)744-7500.
    Report on The Status of Women    The 2015 Report on the Status of Women in Pasadena

    This report, researched by Mount Saint Mary’s University in partnership with the Pasadena Commission on the Status of Women, highlights areas of gender inequity and other factors important to the quality of life for the women and girls living and working in Pasadena. It examines five key issues – employment and earnings, housing and homelessness, women veterans, human trafficking and domestic violence – that illustrate challenges women face in the political, social and economic realms.

    Click here to open a PDF version of the report.