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  • 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.


  • Spring Summer 2016 Brochure     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. 


    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

    Spring Summer 2016 Brochure    Latino Heritage 2016 Parade & Grand Fiesta 

    October 15, 2016

    The Human Services and Recreation Department and the volunteer Latino Heritage Committee invite you to join us for the 18th Annual Latino Heritage Parade and Jamaica (community fair) on Saturday, October 15.  

    This free family event draws over 1,000 participants and spectators. The parade beings at 11:00 a.m. and is followed by a celebration of cultural activities, food and dance from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

The parade starts at the intersection of Los Robles Avenue and Howard Street, then turns west on Washington Boulevard and culminates at La Pintoresca Park with a Jamaica featuring art exhibits, artisans, educational/historical displays, entertainment, food, community booths and much more. This year’s theme is Nuestros Heroes/Our Heroes celebrating the accomplishments of individuals from all professions within the Latino Community. 

This year, the Public Health Department will celebrate Be Better Pasadena promoting better eating, refreshing better, and playing better.  You don’t have to be perfect, just #BeBetterPasadena!  

     For more information about this event, please click here.
    Spring Summer 2016 Brochure    Fall Festival 

    October 29, 2016

    “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, please call (626) 744-7500.


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