Recreation & Community Services


Following the release of guidelines from the California Department of Public Health aimed at slowing the transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus) all classes, programs, events, and facility rentals will be suspended through the end of May 2020. 


  • All Facility Rentals (indoor and outdoor) are cancelled until the end of May 2020. (Permit holders will be receiving full refunds or credits depending upon their particular situation. New reservations for June 1st and beyond will be accepted.)
  • Basketball Courts, Tennis courts, Tiny Tots playground are closed until the end of May 2020. 


  • All classes are cancelled through the end of May 2020.

Tiny Tots Program

  • Tiny Tots is cancelled through the end of May 2020.

Teen Programs

  • All teen programs are cancelled through the end of the school year.  

Senior Programs

  • Weekly Senior Club meetings are suspended through the end of May 2020.  
  • Meals on Wheels will continue to deliver meals to clients. (Residents are encouraged to contact 714-690-3352 should they know of any senior resident who could benefit from this service at this time.)   

Community Events

  • Arbor Day (April 21) – Postponed to a future date TBD.
  • State of the City (April 30) – Postponed to a future date TBD.
  • Festival of Nations (May 2) – Cancelled.

Last Update: March 16, 2020

Department Mission

"The La Palma Recreation and Community Services Department makes a positive difference in our community by encouraging citizen involvement, fostering human development, and strengthening community through people, parks, and programs."

Department Vision

"Sustaining and supporting La Palma as a 21st Century hometown by creating community through people, parks, and programs."

Department Structure

The Recreation & Community Services Department is comprised of four divisions:

Youth and Family Services includes programs such as Tiny Tots, Day Camps, Fit N Fun, and Teen events which address a primary goal of building strong, resilient youth.

All of our special events including the Fitness Run for Fun, Halloween Carnival and the Community Activities and Beautification (CAB) committee’s numerous events are included in the Neighborhood and Community Services division. The goal is to bring our culturally diverse community together to share and celebrate that diversity.

Programs such as Meals on Wheels, USDA commodity distribution, older adult programming, and contract classes are part of the Health and Wellness division which provide vital lifelines and social connections to the community.

Our largest division, the Facility Operations and Resources division, which we consider the backbone of the department, provides the staffing and facilities to support all of the department’s recreational programs and community needs.

Through these divisions the Recreation & Community Services Department continually strives to...

"Create Unity in Community"