10th Annual Parks After Dark

Parks After Dark - FREE Activities for all ages! Register now! Sports, Movies, RECREATIONAL SWIM, Arts & CRAFTS AND MORE!

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 One, and Let’s Teach.

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

Parks After Dark Activities

Robinson Park, 1081 North Fair Oaks

  • Kick-Off Softball Games, Wednesday, July 7, 6:00-9:30 p.m.
    Baseball Diamond
    Come out and support your PRCS Department as they host two community exhibition softball games. Team PRCS will play the Fire Department and community residents will play the Police Department.
  • 3 on 3 Basketball, Thursdays and Saturdays, July 8-August 7, 6:00-9:30 p.m.
    Outdoor Basketball Courts
    Come and play 3 on 3 Basketball with newbies and local legends. Registration is now open for 3 on 3 basketball.  All teams guaranteed one twenty-minute game per week for 5 weeks on Robinson Park’s newly renovated outdoor courts. Divisions are organized by age, and go from age 8 through adults.
  • Recreation Swim, Saturdays, July 10-August 7, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
    Robinson Pool
    A great way to cool off, have fun, practice skills and enjoy the water. Lifeguard on duty. Proper swim attire required; locker rooms are closed. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Art Chalk Event, Wednesdays, July 14 and Thursday, August 5, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    Northwest Parking Lot
    Join the Armory Center for the Arts for an interactive chalk mural installation. Resulting murals will be on display for 2 weeks after the event.
  • Movie in the Park, Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon,” Friday, July 16, activities begin at 5:00 p.m.; movie begins at dusk
    Multipurpose Field
    Registration is now open for our popular movies in the park series! This year, we let the community select the films, and Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” was the top vote-earner at Villa Parke. Pre-packaged snacks will be served. Come early to get a great viewing spot and participate in pre-movie activities like arts and crafts and games. To register for activities, please visit www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic, Friday, July 16, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    Multipurpose Field
    Pre-registration available on myturn.ca.gov; walk-ups welcome. The Pasadena Public Health Department will administer COVID-19 vaccine available at no cost. This clinic will offer Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. For more information on this clinic, or to pre-register by phone, call (626) 744-7311.

Villa Parke, 363 East Villa Street

  • 3 on 3 Papi Soccer, Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 7-August 5, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
    Turf Field
    Registration is now open for 3 on 3 Papi soccer. Played on a smaller field, this soccer is fast-paced, high-scoring, and big fun!  All teams guaranteed one game per week for 5 weeks. Divisions are organized by age, and go from age 8 through adults.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic, Friday, July 9, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    Baseball Diamond
    Pre-registration available on myturn.ca.gov; walk-ups welcome. The Pasadena Public Health Department will administer COVID-19 vaccine available at no cost. This clinic will offer Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. For more information on this clinic, or to pre-register by phone, call (626) 744-7311.
  • Coffee and Tea Art Workshop, Friday, July 9, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    Baseball Diamond
    Join the Armory Center for the Arts for a fun drink, and an art project. Beverage and materials provided. Pre-registration required.
  • Movie in the Park, Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon,” Friday, July 9, activities begin at 5:00 p.m.; movie begins at dusk
    Baseball Diamond
    Registration is now open for our popular movies in the park series! This year, we let the community select the films, and Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” was the top vote-earner at Villa Parke. Pre-packaged snacks will be served. Come early to get a great viewing spot and participate in pre-movie activities like arts and crafts and games. To register for activities, please visit www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve.
  • Wind Down Stretching Class, Wednesday, July 14, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    Villa Parke, Multipurpose Field
    Stretch the stress away at this instructor-led stretching class for all ages and experience levels. This low-impact exercise is focused on breath work and deep stretching.
  • Recreation Swim, Fridays, July 9-August 6, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
    Villa Parke Pool
    A great way to cool off, have fun, practice skills and enjoy the water. Lifeguard on duty. Proper swim attire required; locker rooms are closed. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Scavenger Hunt, complete assigned tasks by 7:30 pm on July 22, 2021
    Virtual - Explore Pasadena by visiting and taking a photo of our famous landmarks with your family members or a team of friends!

The Rules

  • Clues will be released via email from parksandrec@cityofpasadena.net
  • Complete assigned tasks and post your pictures to social media using the hashtag #DenaPAD21 or submit by email at parksandrec@cityofpasadena.net
  • Remember to make sure your account is “public” for viewing purposes
  • Most of all have fun and be creative!
  • Complete all assigned tasks by 7:30 pm on July 22, 2021 to be eligible to win a gift basket worth over $100

Judges will select winners from the following categories:

  1. Most creative
  2. Silliest/Funniest
  3. Best group photo

Winners will be announced via Zoom on Tuesday, July 29, 2021 at 6:30pm. Meeting link: https://bit.ly/scav2021

Important: Please do not post photos of individuals without consent.

  • Pickleball Youth and Adult Clinics, Thursday, August 5, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Outdoor Basketball 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. To register for activities, please visit www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve.

Victory Park, 2575 Paloma Street

  • Coffee and Tea Art Workshop, Friday, July 23, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    Multipurpose Field
    Join the Armory Center for the Arts for a fun drink, and an art project. Beverage and materials provided. Pre-registration required.
  • Movie in the Park, Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon,” Friday, July 23, activities begin at 5:00 p.m.; movie begins at dusk
    Multipurpose Field
    Registration is now open for our popular movies in the park series! This year, we let the community select the films, and Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” was the top vote-earner at Victory Park. Pre-packaged snacks will be served. Come early and get a great viewing spot and participate in pre-movie activities like arts and crafts and games. To register for activities, please visit www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve.

Grant Park, 232 South Michigan Avenue

  • Wind Down Stretching Class, Wednesday, August 4, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    Multipurpose Field
    Stretch the stress away at this instructor-led stretching class for all ages and experience levels. This low-impact exercise is focused on breath work and deep stretching. To register for activities, please visit www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve.
  • Coffee/Tea Art Workshop, Friday, August 6, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    Multipurpose Field
    Join the Armory Center for the Arts for a fun drink, and an art project. Beverage and materials provided. Pre-registration required.
  • Movie in the Park, Disney’s Pixar “Toy Story 4,” Friday, August 6, activities begin at 5:00 p.m.; movie begins at dusk
    Multipurpose Field
    Pre-packaged snacks will be served. Come early and get a great viewing spot and participate in pre-movie activities like arts and crafts and games. To register for activities, please visit www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve.

Washington Park, 700 East Washington Blvd.

  • Wind Down Stretching Class, Friday, July 30, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    Multipurpose Field
    Stretch the stress away at this instructor-led stretching class for all ages and experience level. This low-impact exercise is focused on breath work and deep stretching. To register for activities, please visit www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic, Friday, July 30, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    Multipurpose Field
    Pre-registration available on  myturn.ca.gov; walk-ups welcome. COVID-19 vaccine available at no cost will be administered by the Pasadena Public Health Department. This clinic will offer Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. For more information on this clinic, or to pre-register by phone, call (626) 744-7311.
  • Movie in the Park, Disney’  Pixar “Toy Story 4,” Friday, July 30, activities begin at 5:00 p.m.; movie begins at dusk
    Multipurpose Field
    Pre-packaged snacks will be served. Come early and get a great viewing spot and participate in pre-movie activities like arts and crafts and games. To register for activities, please visit www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve.
  • Pickleball Youth and Adult Clinics, Friday, July 30, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    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. To register for activities, please visit www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve.

Activities subject to change without notice. To register for activities, please visit www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve. For more information, please call (626) 744-6530.