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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

    Feb 21  33rd ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY PARADE & FESTIVAL, read more .... 
    Feb 26  Black History Month Film Festival @ La Pint Teen Edu Center
    Feb 27  Senior Scam Stopper Seminar @ Robinson Park Recreation Center
    Feb 28  Villa-Parke Soccer League Inauguration Parade @ Villa-Parke Soccer Field
    Mar 7  Rose Bowl Aquatics Center Master Plan Community Day @ Rose Bowl Aquatics Center

  • Save the Date

    Black History 2015  Celebrating Black History Month In Pasadena

    33rd Annual Black History Parade & Festival

    February 24  Jazzy Ash and the Leapin’ Lizards
    February 26  NOBLE Black History Breakfast

    Black Mexica
    February 27  Chocolate Story Time

    Senior Night Out
    March 1  Praise Dance & Song Jubilee
    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.
    Summer Rose Program  Summer Rose Program

    Wednesday, February 25
    3:00 p.m.

    A limited number of applications will be available on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the following locations:
    Applications at these locations are limited to students attending these institutions:
    Pasadena High School - Career Services Office
    Muir High School - Career Services Office
    Marshall High School - Career Services Office
    Blair High School- Career Services Office
    Applications at these locations are available to individuals not attending one of the Pasadena Unified School District main high school campuses:
    Villa-Parke Community Center - 363 E. Villa Street
    Robinson Park - 1081 N. Fair Oaks Avenue
    Jackie Robinson Center - 1020 N. Fair Oaks Avenue
    Victory Park - 2575 Paloma Street
    La Pintoresca Teen Education Center - 1415 N. Raymond Avenue
    Please click here to check the requirements for applicants, .

    For additional information, please contact Rozanne Adanto at (626) 744-6530

    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

    Status of Women Report  2015 Report on the Status of Women in Pasadena

    Wednesday, March 4
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Pasadena Central Library, Donald R Wright Auditorium
    285 East Walnut Street

    The Pasadena Commission on the Status of Women has partnered with Mount St. Mary's University to produce a report that provides statistical information highlighting the differences between men and women on the issues of employment and earnings, housing and homelessness and women veterans. It also focuses on domestic violence and human trafficking, which has become a global epidemic. (Copies of this report will be available to attendees at the event.)

    There will be a guest panel which will include the following agencies -Peace Over Violence, the Pasadena Police Department, CAL VET –California Department of Veterans Affairs and Union Station.

    For a complete list of sponsors or to RSVP (RSVP’s are encouraged) please contact the HSRD Office at (626) 744-4386.


    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>> 
    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.

    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!