City of Pasadena Celebrates Juneteenth

PASADENA, Calif.—Join the City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and Pasadena’s Black History Month Committee for the 14th annual Juneteenth celebration Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States. Two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, news reached Texas and, upon learning they were free, former slaves immediately began celebrating with prayer, feasting, song and... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Celebrates Juneteenth"

City of Pasadena Invites Community to Celebrate Grand Reopening of La Pintoresca Park and 26th Annual Family Fun Day

PASADENA, Calif.—Join family, friends and neighbors for the grand reopening of La Pintoresca Park and the 26th annual Family Fun Day Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at La Pintoresca Park, 45 E. Washington Blvd. Excitement begins with the La Pintoresca Park ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the park’s new splash pad, skate park, basketball court, and restrooms. Following the ribbon cutting, the fun will continue at the City’s... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Invites Community to Celebrate Grand Reopening of La Pintoresca Park and 26th Annual Family Fun Day"

City of Pasadena Cancels Black History Parade Due to Omicron Concerns, Variety of Family-Friendly Programming to Continue

PASADENA, Calif.—In an abundance of caution, the City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and the Black History Planning Committee have canceled the 2022 Black History Parade and Festival due to COVID-19 concerns. Usually held on the third Saturday of February, the parade and festival last took place on Feb.15, 2020. Fortunately, the City and Black History Planning Committee will host a wide variety of FREE family-friendly events this year in celebration of Black History Month. All events... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Cancels Black History Parade Due to Omicron Concerns, Variety of Family-Friendly Programming to Continue"

Pasadena Celebrates National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ+ History Month

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department, Pasadena Public Library and Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services will host Pasadena’s 6th annual Coming Out Day Celebration on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, located on the corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street. The annual, free event is part of the City’s efforts to celebrate and foster an inclusive community. The keynote presenter is Tyanta Snow, the “Game Show Guru.” A well-known television personality, actor, host... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ+ History Month"

Public Invited to "Coffee With Community Services" Event

Free COVID-19 Vaccinations Offered PASADENA, Calif.—Community members are invited to enjoy “Coffee with Community Services” at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., on Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. This event, hosted by the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department (PRCS), will showcase the wide range of community services available, including assistance with landlord/tenant disputes, immigration services, small claims, and social security appeal forms; and support with applications for government assistance programs for... continue reading »"Public Invited to "Coffee With Community Services" Event"

Pasadena Celebrates Latino Heritage Month

PASADENA, Calif.—Join the City of Pasadena and the Latino Heritage Committee for Pasadena’s 23rd annual Latino Heritage Celebration. Due to COVID-19, this year’s celebration does not include a parade or festival but instead features an entire month of FREE, family-friendly virtual and outdoor events. All events comply with Pasadena Public Health Department COVID-19 protocols: Virtual Event: Make Your Own Piñata Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. Let’s make a piñata! Participants will craft a handmade piñata which is sure to be... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates Latino Heritage Month"

Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department Welcomes Community Back to Indoor Facilities

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (PRCS) welcomes the community back to its indoor facilities. All recreation and community centers will reopen to the public on Tuesday, July 6. Centers will reopen at reduced capacity and will increase capacity in the upcoming weeks. “The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is excited to welcome the community back to our facilities and resume recreational programs for residents of all ages, interests and abilities,” said Brenda Harvey-Williams,... continue reading »"Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department Welcomes Community Back to Indoor Facilities"

Pasadena Parks After Dark Programs Announced

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (PRCS) invites the community to the 10th annual Parks After Dark programs. Parks After Dark takes advantage of our beautiful summer evenings by activating park spaces that provide youth and their families opportunities to experience healthy recreation and active lifestyles. Programming is led by PRCS with strong support from partners including various City departments like Police, Fire and Public Health, and several community-based organizations including the Armory Center for the Arts, Day... continue reading »"Pasadena Parks After Dark Programs Announced"

Pasadena Celebrates Black History Month

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing the achievements and contributions of Black Americans and their central role in our nation’s history with virtual programs, events, and activities for all ages. Pasadena Public Library; the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department; and the Pasadena Black History Committee are offering a month-long series of programs in February. Library programming is sponsored by The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library. The Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates Black History Month"

Enhancements Announced at City Parks

The City of Pasadena’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department has temporarily closed athletic fields at six parks for turf enhancements. The closures will allow crews to conduct much needed maintenance including aerating, fertilizing, over-seeding, irrigation testing and repairs, and removal of in-field lip build up (on baseball/softball diamonds). Temporary fencing has or will be installed to protect renovated areas as the seed needs an opportunity to establish sufficient roots and grow in preparation for future sports seasons. Enhancements are... continue reading »"Enhancements Announced at City Parks"