Pasadena Parks After Dark Programs Announced



Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755,

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (PRCS) invites the community to the 11th annual Parks After Dark programs that run July 6 – Aug. 6, 2022. Parks After Dark takes advantage of Pasadena’s beautiful summer evenings by activating park spaces to provide youth and their families opportunities to experience healthy recreation and active lifestyles. Programming is led by PRCS with strong support from partners, including other City departments, Armory Center for the Arts, Let’s Teach, Day One, and other community organizations.

“Wednesdays through Saturday evenings will be extra fun this summer. Please join us for a slew of free recreation opportunities that range from organized sports leagues and tournaments to movies to swimming to art workshops. It’s going to be a blast!” says Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director Brenda Harvey-Williams.

All activities are free. Pre-registration at is recommended; on-site registration will also be available.

Parks After Dark Activities
Kickoff Event and Softball Games | Wednesday, July 6, 6-9 p.m.

Robinson Park Baseball Diamond
Join us for the Parks After Dark kickoff featuring FREE food, inflatable games, arts and crafts, a live DJ and more! Show your team spirit during the two exhibition softball games: PRCS will play Pasadena Fire Department and community members will play Pasadena Police Department.

Art Chalk Event | Wednesday, July 13, and Wednesday, Aug. 3, 6-7:30 p.m.
Robinson Park Outdoor Basketball Courts

Join Armory Center for the Arts for an interactive chalk mural installation. Resulting murals will be on display for two weeks after the event.

Glow Sports | Wednesdays, July 13 – Aug. 3, 8-9:30 p.m.

Villa Parke Softball Field  

Come light up the night! The glow sports are interactive carnival-style games. Invite family, friends and neighbors to this friendly, nontraditional setting that will delight everyone.

Adult Basketball | Thursdays, July 7 – Aug. 4, 6-10 p.m.

Youth (High School) Basketball | Saturdays, July 16 – Aug. 6, 6-9 p.m. 

Robinson Park Recreation Center Gym
Pasadena is well-known for having skilled basketball players! Register your team to compete and demonstrate your game. All levels welcome. Teams are guaranteed one 20-minute game per week for four weeks in Robinson Park’s gym. 

7 vs. 7 Soccer | Thursdays, July 7 – Aug. 4, 6-10 p.m.
18-34 year olds, and 35+

Villa Parke Turf Field
7 vs. 7 soccer games are fast-paced, high-scoring, and big fun! Two games will be played simultaneously. All teams are guaranteed one game per week for five weeks. Divisions are organized by age.

Teen Movies | Thursdays, July 7-21, 7-9:30 p.m.

La Pintoresca Park

Teen movie night at La Pintoresca Park! Bring your lawn chairs/blankets, and enjoy free movies under the stars.

Boxing “Sparring” | Thursday, July 14 and 28, 5-8 p.m.
July 14 at La Pintoresca Park

July 28 at Robinson Park
Learn boxing basics by developing your stance, footwork, balance, punches and defenses. 

Movies in the Park | Fridays and Saturdays, July 8-Aug. 6, Dusk 
Villa Parke, Victory Park, Grant Park, Washington Park, La Pintoresca Park, and Robinson Park Multipurpose Field
Our popular Movies in the Park series is back! Come early to find a great viewing spot and participate in pre-movie activities, including arts & crafts and games. Enjoy a delicious pre-packaged snack during the movie. Vote now to help PRCS choose the movie that will be shown at your local park. For movie information, visit or call (626) 744-6530.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics | Friday, July 8 and 22, Aug. 5, 5-7 p.m.
Villa Parke, Robinson Park, and Washington Park Multipurpose Field
Pasadena Public Health Department will administer Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to everyone age 5+. Vaccines are available at no cost. Pre-registration available at Walk-ups welcome. For more information or to pre-register by phone, call (626) 744-7311.

Recreation Swim | Fridays and Saturdays, July 8-Aug. 6, 6-9 p.m.
Villa Parke Swimming Pool
Cool off, have fun, practice your swimming skills, and enjoy the newly renovated pool and hangout area. Proper swim attire is required; locker rooms will not be accessible. Lifeguards on duty. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pickleball Youth and Adult Clinics | Friday, Aug. 5, 5-7 p.m.
Washington Park Tennis Courts 
Join Let’s Teach and the Pasadena pickleball community for pickleball instruction and play. Experienced players and beginners welcome for instruction, skill building, and round-robin play.

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament | Saturday, July 9, 3-6 p.m.
Robinson Park Outdoor Basketball Courts
3-on-3 games allow players to demonstrate their skills, fundamentals and ability to play quick team ball. Register your team on site at Robinson Park.

Handball Tournament | Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m
Washington Park Handball Courts
All levels of players are welcome! If you don’t have a team, we will assign you to one. Join the FUN!

Handball | Saturdays, July 16-Aug. 6, 5-7 p.m.
Washington Park Handball Courts
Demonstrate your skills, fundamentals and ability to play handball. All levels welcome.

Soak and Fun Nights | Saturday, July 16 and 30, 6-9 p.m.

Villa Parke Swimming Pool

Recreation swim and lots of fun! Enjoy music, an art workshop guided by Armory Center for the Arts, and a delicious pre-packaged snack.

Activities subject to change without notice. For more information, visit or call (626) 744-6530.

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