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Human Services & Recreation Department

  • About Human Services & Recreation

    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!

  • Upcoming Events

    Jan 20  Robinson Park Renovation Project Meeting @ Robinson Park Center, read more .... 
    Jan 30  Black History Opening Reception @ Jackie Robinson Community Center
    Jan 31  Red, Black & Green Honors Dinner @ 150 N. Los Robles Ave. Pasadena

  • Save the Date

    Black History  Celebrating Black History Month In Pasadena

    33rd Annual Black History Parade & Festival

    January 30  Black History Opening Reception
    Join the Black History Parade & Festival Planning Committee at its Opening Reception from 3-5 p.m. at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., in celebration of the 33rd annual Black History Month Parade and Festival. This year’s theme is “Our Heritage: The Bridge to the Future.” Call (626) 744-7300 for more information.
    January 31  Red, Black & Green Honors Dinner
    Black History Parade & Festival Planning Committee honors parade grand marshals and presents community service awards, 7-9 p.m., Hilton Hotel, 168 S. Los Robles Ave. Call the Jackie Robinson Center, (626) 744-7300, to purchase tickets, $60 per person.
    February 1  Historical View of African-American Families
    Explore the lives of African-American families through African-American literature and the civil rights movement in a special exhibit, Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Feb. 1-28. Open during regular hours. Call (626) 744-7262 for info.

    Exploring Human Culture Through Art
    Works by Luis Ituarte on exhibit Feb. 1-28, at the Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.
    and more . . .   
    For more information, please visit us at www.cityofpasadena.net/pasadenablackhistory or call Jackie Robinson Community Center at (626) 744-7300
    Senior Scam Stopper  Senior Scam Stopper Seminar

    Friday, February 27
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Robinson Park Recreation Center Auditorium
    1081 North Fair Oaks Avenue

    Chief Sanchez from the Pasadena Police Department will provide safety tips.

    Resources will be provided by the Pasadena Senior Commission, and panelists.

    Join us and learn how to protect yourself. Seniors, their families, and caregivers are welcome to attend this FREE seminar.

    To RSVP, please contact Senator Carol Liu's office (818) 409-0400


    Quick Links

    ASAP    After School Adventures Program and Early Care Adventures Program

    Open to youth 4 years 9 months through 14 years of age.

    Providing stimulating, high quality, premium after school programming at an affordable price of $25 per week! The After School Adventures Program focuses on providing a warm and caring environment while enriching education beyond regular school hours. Youth will have an opportunity to develop social skills, get homework assistance, and support their increasing interest in sports, art, music and more.

    Register Now>> 
    Fall 2014 Cover    Fall 2014 - Winter 2015 Recreation Program Guide

    The Fall 2014 - Winter 2015 Recreation Guide is available for review online. Click here to open a PDF friendly version.

    To request a hardcopy, please call (626)744-7500.

    Reserve City and School District Fields for Sports Activities

    The City of Pasadena and Pasadena Unified School District are once again inviting sports organizations to apply to reserve City and School District fields for sports activities during the Winter and Spring of 2015.

    The deadline to submit applications for field permits during between January 1 and June 30, 2015 is Friday, November 7, 2014 at noon. Completed City applications can be e-mailed to kjames@cityofpasadena.net, faxed to (626) 744-7520 or mailed or hand-delivered to the Park Reservations Desk at Victory Park, 2575 Paloma Street. Any requests to use Pasadena Unified School District fields must be submitted to PUSD’s Facilities Division.

    A mandatory field scheduling meeting for all interested groups will be help on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Victory Park, Class Room 3.

    Applications and Forms to Download

    Sports Planning Agenda Mtg Winter-Spring 2015
    Winter-Spring 2015 Sports Calendar Summary

    PUSD Application Permits
    City of Pasadena - Sports Reservation Form
    Tournament Inquiry Sheet
    Participation by Age and Gender
    Insurance Requirements Sample Document

    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.


    PWP recognizes that some of its customers may need extra help to pay their utility bills. Through PWP's Electric Utility Assistance Program (EUAP), they offer three income-qualified financial assistance programs for paying electric bills, and one program to help offset electricity costs associated with home medical equipment. These programs must be applied for in person at one of the locations listed below. (Please refer to the Southern California Gas Company if you need assistance paying your gas bill.)

    For detailed information about the Assistance Program please click here!

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