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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

    Sunday, March 8, at 2:00 a.m. begins Daylight Saving Time. Remember to turn your clocks forward one hour Saturday night.

    Mar 7  Rose Bowl Aquatics Center Master Plan Community Day @ Rose Bowl Aquatics Center

  • Save the Date

    Black History    Celebrating Black History Month In Pasadena

    33rd Annual Black History Parade & Festival

    March 15  Celebrating Women’s Tea
    March 29  Celebrating of Music
    and more . . .   
    For detailed information, please visit www.cityofpasadena.net/pasadenablackhistory or call Jackie Robinson Community Center at (626) 744-7300.
    Spring Camp    Spring Into Fun

    Ages 5 to 12 years old
    March 16 to March 20
    7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Fee: $75
    Victory Park Recreation Center and Robinson Park Recreation Center

    We will have a wonderful time participating in activities such as music, cooking, sports, fitness, group games, entertainment, field trips and much more! Breakfast & Lunch will not be provided. Register early, limited spaces are available.

    Register online at www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve.

    For more information, please call:
    Victory Park Recreation Center at (626) 744-7500 or
    Robinson Park Recreation Center at (626) 744-7330.

    Spring Steam Camp

    Ages 11-18 (middle/high school students)
    March 16 to March 20
    12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    Fee: $20.00

    School is out, but the fun is in at the La Pintoresca Teen Education Center. STEAM into action by exploring the fun in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

    For more information, please call (626) 345-0706.


    Quick Links

    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. 
    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.

    Community Resources

    Labs WiFi    Computer Labs & Wi-Fi Web Page

    To improve access to important services for the benefit of Pasadena residents and students, the Human Services and Recreation Department launched a centralized website on Wi-Fi and Computer Labs throughout the community. Information for teens, adults, seniors, and those looking for employment is now located in a centralized web-page with information which is located at cityofpasadena.net/labs-WiFi.

    In addition, residents can learn more about the location of these services and additional information by visiting the interactive Map My Neighborhood at ww4.cityofpasadena.net/myneighborhood. For more information, please contact Luis Gomez, Human Services and Recreation Department Analyst at (626) 744-7517 or at lgomez@cityofpasadena.net 

    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!