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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!


    Flyer    Mayor Bogaard will lead the City Council, Pasadena Unified School District, Youth Council, City staff and community members in joining the United States Conference of Mayors Campaign to End Bullying by proclaiming October Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.

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    Seeking Youth Leaders

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

    Robinson Park Center Renovation and Expansion Project

    Learn about where and how to attend community meetings to share your opinion, or get additional information. Clink the following link www.robinsonparkmessenger.com  

    Upcoming Events

    Oct 23, Lights On After School Adventures Program at After School Program sites
    Oct 25, Pasadena celebrates the 16th Annual Latino Heritage Parade & Jamaica, read more ...
    Oct 30, Day of the Dead Celebration at Villa-Parke Community Center
    Oct 31, Annual Fall Festival and Teen Extravaganza at Victory Park
    Nov 8, Peace through Music concert sponsored by the Human Relations Commission at First Church of Nazarene of Pasadena
    Nov 8, Reese’s Retreat Play Date at Brookside Park
    Nov 11, Veterans Day at City Hall
    Nov 22, Better Health Better Life Fair at Villa-Parke Community Center
    Nov 26, Arts and Crafts Bonanza at City Hall

    Save the Date

    Week of Kindness    Week of Kindness

    October 20-24
    Anti Bullying Month
    Sponsored by Pasadena Youth Council
    and Pasadena Unified School District ASBs

    Week of Kindness Campaign
    Dare to be part of a week of kindness….Join the challenge!

    For more information, please contact Maricela Galvez (626) 744-7304 or visit us at www.cityofpasadena.net/HumanServices/Pasadena_Youth_Council

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    Flyer 2014    Latino Heritage Parade & jamaica

    Saturday, October 25
    11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    The City of Pasadena Human Services & Recreation Department and the volunteer Latino Heritage & Jamaica Committee invite you to join us for the 16th Annual Latino Heritage Parade and Jamaica.

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    Fall Festival 2014    Fall Festival 2014

    Friday, October 31
    5:00 to 8:30 p.m.
    Victory Park
    2575 Paloma Street

    Our Annual Fall Festival offers an exciting night of safe family fun!

    Admission is FREE!

    This event includes lots of fun activities for the whole family! Live entertainment, games, face painting, arts & crafts, doggy zone, fitness zone, pony rides, train ride around the park, and costume contests are just a few of the activities planned.

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    Veterans Day    Veterans Day 2014

    Tuesday, November 11
    10:30 a.m.
    Military Flyover at 11:11 a.m.
    Pasadena City Hall
    100 North Garfield Avenue

    Please join the City of Pasadena, Pasadena Senior Center, Pasadena Naval League, Vietnam Veterans of America (Ch. 446), Tuskegee Airmen, and the American Legion in honoring Veterans in this great City

    Guests include Colonel Peter B. Baumgarten, U.S.M.C (Special Speaker), Pasadena Area Veterans, Mayor Bill Bogaard, Pasadena City College Veteran Students, Pasadena Police & Fire Departments, and the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines.


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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.

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    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.

    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!