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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!



    The City of Pasadena Human Services and Recreation Department provides athletic fields to youth and adult organized sports groups to foster team play, physical development, cooperation and to just have FUN. We take pride in allocating fields to a diverse array of traditional and non-traditional sports organizations on a year round basis. More than ever before, we are seeing more girls participate in sports. This is a great trend and we want to encourage more of this. Whether you play an organized team sport through the City, non-profit or school, your input is important. The feedback you provide will help the City improve our management of athletic fields for the benefit of everyone who plays in our parks.


    Spanish Survey Link: https://es.surveymonkey.com/s/J8GP9YY

    English Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/262HRPT

    For more information on the City's Athletic Field Allocation Program, please contact Justice Bolden, Recreation Coordinator at (626) 744-7506 or via email at jbolden@cityofpasadena.net

    On behalf of the City of Pasadena Human Services and Recreation Department, I thank you for taking the time to help us improve our services.


    Mercy Santoro, Director of Human Services and Recreation Department  

    Upcoming Events

    Dec 12-14  Pasadena Pre-Season Basketball Tournament, read more . . . 
    Dec 12  La Pintoreca's 14th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Concert
    Dec 13  The Muppets Christmas Carol and A Charlie Brown Christmas Movie at Robinson Park Recreation Center
    Dec 13  Winter Mighty Mites Basketball Training & League begins
    Dec 22  Winter Camps begin. See below

    Registration for Winter Camp Sessions now open!

    Participants will experience exciting group play and fitness games design to enrich campers both physically and mentally. Activities include cooking, holiday arts and crafts and field trips and excursions. Past field trips include Disney on Ice and Rose Parade Float viewing.

    Victory Park Recreation Center Winter Camp 

    Ages: 5 to 12 years
    7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Week 1: Dec 22 - 26 (No Camp on Dec. 25)
    Week 2: Dec 29 - Jan 2 (No Camp on Jan. 1)
    Fee: $75 per week

    For more information, please call (626) 744-7500 or register online at cityofpasadena.net/reserve.

    Robinson Park Recreation Center Winter Camp

    Ages: 5 to 13 years
    7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Week 1: Dec 22 - 26 (No Camp on Dec. 25)
    Week 2: Dec 29 - Jan 2 (No Camp on Jan. 1)
    Fee: $65 per week

    For more information, call (626) 744-7330 or register online at cityofpasadena.net/reserve.

    Winter S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Teen Camp at La Pintoresca Teen Ed Center

    Ages: 11 to 18 years
    12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
    Dec 22, 23, 26
    Fee: $20

    School is out, but fun is in at the La Pintoresca Teen Education Center (LPTEC)! LPTEC’s Winter Break Camp for teens ages 11 to 18 lets participants STEAM into action by exploring the fun in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. An exciting excursion is scheduled for Friday, December 26. Permission slip is required. For more information, call LPTEC at (626) 345-0706.

  • Save the Date

    La Pint Tree Lighting    La PintorescaTree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Concert

    Friday, December 12
    4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    La Pintoresca Park
    1415 N. Raymond Ave.

    Enjoy a free holiday concert under the stars, take part in a magical storytelling, make crafts, and enjoy some delicious tamales. Santa claus is expected to make a surprise visit. Bring your own camera for photos.

    For more information, please call the Teen Education Center at (626) 345-0708 or the la Pintoresca Public library at (626) 744-7268.


    Seeking Youth Leaders

    Pasadena Youth Council open enrollment for middle and high school students, ages 12 to 18. Apply now >>  

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    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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