The Parks and Recreation Division is responsible for the operations, programming and supervision of 12 city facilities. The division provides quality programs, which include after school clubs and nutritional awareness & physical enhancement programs that positively impact the health and wellness of children and families throughout the community. The division also coordinates 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Dances, which provide teens the opportunity to socialize and interact in a positive, fun, safe and well supervised environment. In addition, the division schedules recreational experiences for children and teens by offering field trips throughout the year.
The programming at seven of our neighborhood parks and playground site, Arceo Park, Cogswell School, Baldwin Mini Park, Fletcher Park, Lambert Park, Mt. View Park and Zamora Park continue to be welcomed assets as we strived to improve the overall quality of life for our children and families. The parks and facilities are under the supervision of our recreation staff that maintain the operations and programming at the sites. The sites provided spaces for children to play and learn, to be safe and secure, and to create and imagine.
The Parks and Recreation Division is responsible for the Adult Sports Program which is a self-sustaining program and offers a variety of organized sports activities for adults. There are many benefits to the city including: facilities are kept in top condition, adults who are normally difficult to program for have good quality programs in which to participate, and local industry and sponsors are able to offer their employees a coordinated recreation program.
The Parks and Recreation Division is responsible for providing special events that continue to promote and build a sense of community and increase cultural unity throughout the city. The division also provides support services to numerous citywide events.
The division also facilitates the use/rental of the El Monte Community Center in addition to all park sites. Numerous schools, community organizations, county agencies and non-profit organizations as well as residents use City facilities.