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Human Services & Recreation Department

  • About the Human Services and Recreation Department 

    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!
    Mission Statement 

    To preserve and improve the physical, social, and economic health of Pasadena neighborhoods by delivering inclusive, innovative, and progressive recreational and human service programs; the Human Services & Recreation Department is committed to providing the City of Pasadena with a wonderful place to live, work, and play which contributes to a connected, healthier vibrant, and diverse community.


  • Image of Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Recreation Guide     Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Recreation Guide 

    Click here to try the new Recreation Guide flipbook on your smartphone, tablet, or PC! Early-bird registration opens Monday, August 22, 2016 for Pasadena residents and PUSD students. General registration opens for all activities on Monday, August 29, 2016 for Pasadena residents and non-residents. 

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    Walk-in registration at Jackie Robinson Community Center, Robinson Park Community Center, Villa-Parke Community Center and Victory Park Recreation Center. 

     For more information, please call (626) 744-7500.



  • Upcoming Events


    Fall Festival 2016 Flyer    Fall Festival

    October 29, 2016 - 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    Victory Park - 2575 Paloma St.

    “Flashback” to your favorite era and dress up with us as we celebrate at our annual Fall Festival!

    •  Scavenger Hunt

    •  Live Entertainment

    •  Costume Contests & Doggy Zone

    •  Food & Games

    •  Pony Rides & More

    For more information about this event, please click here.  

    Day of the Dead Festival 2016 Flyer    Day of the Dead Festival 

    November 1, 2016 - 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Villa-Parke Community Center - 363 E. Villa St.

    Join the fun and celebrate "Day of the Dead" at Villa-Parke Community Center on November 1, 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Children will have the opportunity to decorate sugar skulls, create their favorite Day of the Dead craft; make-up artists will transform kids' faces into the traditional "calavera." Families can enjoy altars decorated by collaborating agencies and performances by Aztec Dance Yankuititl and Ballet Folklorico Nahuatze.

    For information please, contact Villa-Parke Community Center at (626) 744-6530.

    Veterans Day Celebration 2016 Flyer    Veterans Day Celebration 

    November 11, 2016 - 10:30 a.m.
    Pasadena City Hall, Centennial Square - 100 N. Garfield Ave.

    Please join the City of Pasadena, Pasadena City College, Pasadena Senior Center, Pasadena Navy League, Vietnam Veterans of America (Ch. 446), Tuskegee Airmen, and the American Legion Pasadena Post #13 in honoring Veterans in this great City.

    Special Guest Speaker 

    Brigadier General Paul Lebidine, 4th Marine Division Commanding General

    Guests include Mayor Terry Tornek, Pasadena Area Veterans, Pasadena City College Veteran Students,  Blair Army JROTC, Pasadena Police & Fire Departments and the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines.

    Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the event. Refreshments sponsored by Farmer John and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 809.


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