Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services

After School, Recreation & Community Services Programs

Activities & Recreational Programs

The City of Fresno offers numerous programs with the focus of bringing community members together for recreation, science education, computer training, fitness, and more.

Our youth recreation activities are created to meet the needs of the whole child… mind, body, and spirit. The programs offered at Fresno’s neighborhood centers enhance the physical, cultural, intellectual, and social experiences of Fresno youth. Most centers are open to the public Monday through Friday from 3-7pm.

The City of Fresno takes pride in providing the finest action sports facilities for the community—creating a destination for enthusiasts, and throughout the year, neighborhood parks offer a range of sports programs including basketball, soccer, baseball, flag football, and more.

We encourage you to participate in any one of our low- or no-cost activities and programs.

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Adult Sports
PARCS Online

The Adult Sports Program offers area residents an opportunity to participate in organized adult leagues and tournaments year-round. The majority of our softball, soccer and flag football leagues and all tournaments are conducted at the Regional Sports Complex (Jensen & West). Basketball leagues are conducted at the Ted C. Wills Community Center. Adult Men’s Fastpitch now playing at Quigley Park (Fruit & Dakota)

Please check upcoming leagues and registration dates. Don’t miss the deadlines!

Adult Sports Calendar

Team Registration is NOW available ON-LINE!

Team Managers Register Today

Walk-in Registration is available Monday-Friday 10:00 am-2:00 pm at Ted C. Wills Community Center 770 N. San Pablo

Over the phone registration is open Monday thru Friday 10 am to 2 pm – Call (559) 621-PLAY (7529) (2.3% convenience fee)

Adult Sports Contact – Andre.McMahon@fresno.gov  (559) 621-6738

Current League Standings, Scores and Schedules

Adult Basketball Leagues:

Adult Softball Leagues:

Adult Registration Fee Information
Softball $350 per team + $18 (A.S.A. team reg. fee – once a year per team)
Basketball $350 per team

Clifford James Contreras
Community Recreation Supervisor
City of Fresno P.A.R.C.S. Department
(559) 621-6729

Aquatics Program
PARCS Online

Purpose
The City of Fresno Aquatics Program is designed to provide the local community with opportunities for safe, fun, summer recreational swimming and swim lessons.  All lifeguards working for the city must have certificates showing they passed American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR training. The aquatics program offers low-cost swim lessons, Jr. Lifeguard course and senior water exercise at various locations in Fresno.

Season
Mid June – Mid August

Standard Pools
Depth ranges from 4 to 10 ft.  Participants must be a minimum of 3 years of age; at least 3 feet tall and potty trained.  These pools are open daily during the summer for recreation swim. Cost: $1.00 17 and under, $2.00 for 18 and older.    NO FLOTATION DEVICES, POOL TOYS and/or SWIM DIAPERS.

Standard Pool Locations

Frank H. Ball Pool
760 Mayor St. (Ventura & A St)
Recreation swimming open to the public
Monday through Sunday
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bus Route: 32

Mary Ella Brown Pool
1350 E. Annadale (Elm & Annadale)
Recreation swimming open to the public
Monday through Sunday
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Bus Route: 32

Mosqueda Pool
4670 E. Butler (Maple & Butler)
Recreation swimming open to the public
Monday through Sunday
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bus Route: 26 & 28

Learner Pools
Depth ranges from 2 ½ to 5 ft. and participants must be 5 years old, but not older than 12 years old, and at least 3 feet tall.  The pools are open Monday through Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  There is no cost for recreational swim at learner pools.  NO FLOTATION DEVICES, POOL TOYS and/or SWIM DIAPERS.

Learner Pool Locations
Einstein Park – 3566 E. Dakota Ave. (On Dakota, between Millbrook & First)
Fink White Park – 535 S. Trinity (Hwy 180 & Trinity)
Pinedale Community Center – 7170 N. San Pablo (Herndon & San Pablo)
Quigley Neighborhood Park – 808 W. Dakota (Fruit & Dakota)
Romain Neighborhood Park – 745 N. First (First & Belmont)

Splash Parks – Open approximately Mid-May thru Mid-October
Open 7 days a week, hours are 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. except Tuesday the hours are 12 – 8 p.m.
Fee – Free

Splash Park Addresses
Dickey Playground – 50 N. Calaveras St. (Blackstone & Divisadero)
Figarden Loop Park – 4265 W. Figarden Dr (Figarden & Bullard Loop)
Inspiration Park – 5770 W. Gettysburg Ave. (Gettysburg & Polk)
Martin Ray Reilly Park – 750 N. Chestnut Ave. (Chestnut & Hwy 180)
Todd Beamer Park – 1890 E. Plymouth Way (Maple & Plymouth.)
Vinland Park – 4695 E. Gettysburg Ave. (Maple & Gettysburg)

Pool Rentals
Mosqueda Pool is available to rent for parties or events. Please call (559) 621-2928 for more information.

Swim Lessons
Swim lessons are available for individuals age 3 and up. PARCS offers four 2-week sessions at Bullard High School Pool, Fresno High School Pool, Hoover High School Pool and Central Unified Aquatics Complex. Classes are 25 minutes long each day, Monday thru Friday or 55 minutes Saturday classes (Central Unified Aquatics Complex only). Swim Lesson Descriptions.

Swim Lesson Descriptions

TADPOLES
Students are exposed to basic swimming skills, such as breath control, paddling, kicking, and floating.

GOLDFISH
Improves Tadpoles skills and introduces buoyancy, body position, propulsion, and coordinated strokes.

SHARKS
Increases swimmers’ endurance, water safety skills and introduces them to additional coordinated strokes.

DOLPHINS
Students are taught coordination of movements in order to swim more smoothly, efficiently and for longer distances.

PARENT-TOT
Water Adjustment skills taught through the parent to the first-time and/or intimidated swimmer.

Swim Lesson Fees
$75 per session. Please call (559) 621-SWIM (7946) for more information.

Swim Lesson & Recreation Swim Information for High School Pools
NO SWIM DIAPERS, FLOATIES, NOODLES OR POOL TOYS ALLOWED AT ANY OF THE POOLS

CENTRAL HIGH EAST POOL – Pool Open Monday, June 12, 2017 thru Sunday, August 13, 2017
Central High School East 3535 N. Cornelia Ave, Fresno CA 93722 (Cornelia & Dakota):
Swim Lessons Only
Recreation Swim – Not provided by City of Fresno PARCS Department need to check with school.
Swim Lesson Fee: $75 per session (25 minute lessons Monday – Friday for 2 weeks or 55 minute lessons for 4 Saturdays)
Swim Lesson Sign Up Info:
Online, or call (559) 621-2928
Must be at least 3 years of age & potty trained (no swim diapers).

BULLARD HIGH SCHOOL POOL – Pool Open Monday, June 12, 2017 thru Friday, August 4, 2017
Bullard High School 5445 N. Palm Ave, Fresno CA 93704 (Palm & Barstow):
Swim Lessons Only – NO RECREATION SWIM OFFERED
Swim Lesson Fee: $75 per session (25 minute lessons Monday – Friday for 2 weeks)
Swim Lesson Sign Up Info:
Online, or call (559) 621-2928
Must be at least 3 years of age & potty trained (no swim diapers).

EDISON HIGH SCHOOL POOL – Pool Open Monday, June 12, 2017 thru Sunday, August 6, 2017
Edison High School 540 E. California Ave, Fresno CA 93706 (California & Walnut):
Recreation Swim:
June 12th thru July 14th – Monday – Friday – 2 – 4 p.m.
July 17th thru August 4th – Monday – Friday – 12 – 3 p.m.
Fee:     $1 for 17 & under
$2 for 18 & older
Weekends – 12 – 5 p.m.  NO FEE
Must be at least 3 years of age & potty trained (no swim diapers).

FRESNO HIGH SCHOOL POOL – Pool Open Monday, June 12, 2017 thru Sunday, August 6, 2017
Fresno High School 1839 N. Echo Ave, Fresno CA 93704 (McKinley & Palm):
Swim Lesson Fee: $75 per session (25 minute lessons Monday – Friday for 2 weeks)
Swim Lesson Sign Up Info:
Online, or call (559) 621-2928
Recreation Swim:
June 12th thru July 14th – Monday – Friday – 2 – 4 p.m.
July 17th thru August 4th – Monday – Friday – 12 – 2 p.m.
Fee:     $1 for 17 & under
$2 for 18 & older
Weekends – 12 – 5 p.m.  NO FEE
Must be at least 3 years of age & potty trained (no swim diapers).

HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL POOL – Pool Open Monday, June 12, 2017 thru Sunday, August 6, 2017
Hoover High School 5550 N. First St, Fresno CA 93710 (First & Barstow):
Swim Lesson Fee: $75 per session (25 minute lessons Monday – Friday for 2 weeks)
Swim Lesson Sign Up Info:
Online, or call (559) 621-2928
Recreation Swim:
June 12th thru August 4th – Monday – Friday – 12 – 2 p.m.
Fee:     $1 for 17 & under
$2 for 18 & older
Weekends – 12 – 5 p.m.  NO FEE
Must be at least 3 years of age & potty trained (no swim diapers).

MCLANE HIGH SCHOOL POOL – Pool Open Monday, June 12, 2017 thru Sunday, August 6, 2017
McLane High School 2727 N. Cedar Ave, Fresno CA 93703 (Cedar & Clinton):
Recreation Swim:
June 12th thru July 14th – Monday – Friday – 3 – 7 p.m.
July 17th thru July 28th – Monday – Friday – 1 – 5 p.m.
July 31st thru August 4th – Monday – Friday – 2 – 5 p.m.
Fee:     $1 for 17 & under
$2 for 18 & older
Weekends – 12 – 5 p.m.  NO FEE
Must be at least 3 years of age & potty trained (no swim diapers).

ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL POOL – Pool Open Monday, June 12, 2017 thru Sunday, August 6, 2017
Roosevelt High School 4250 E. Tulare Ave, Fresno CA 93702 (Tulare & Cedar):
Recreation Swim:
June 12th thru July 14th – Monday – Friday – 3 – 6 p.m.
July 17th thru July 28th – Monday – Friday – 1 – 5 p.m.
July 31st thru August 4th – Monday – Friday – 2 – 5 p.m.
Fee:     $1 for 17 & under
$2 for 18 & older
Weekends – 12 – 5 p.m.  NO FEE
Must be at least 3 years of age & potty trained (no swim diapers).

SUNNYSIDE HIGH SCHOOL POOL – Pool Open Monday, June 12, 2017 thru Sunday, August 6, 2017
Sunnyside High School 1019 S. Peach Ave, Fresno CA 93727 (Peach & Kings Canyon):
Recreation Swim:
June 12th thru July 14th – Monday – Friday – 3 – 7 p.m.
July 17th thru July 28th – Monday – Friday – 1 – 5 p.m.
July 31st thru August 4th – Monday – Friday – 2 – 5 p.m.
Fee:     $1 for 17 & under
$2 for 18 & older
Weekends – 12 – 5 p.m.  NO FEE
Must be at least 3 years of age & potty trained (no swim diapers).
Times subject to change.

Lifeguard Certification and Employment

Lifeguard/First Aid & CPR-PR/AED Certification classes are available beginning in March 2017.  All classes are taught by highly trained American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard Instructors.

Register for classes online or call (559) 621-2928.

Lifeguard Certification Description
Lifeguard Class Schedule

Looking for employment as a Lifeguard?  The City of Fresno PARCS is always looking for qualified and energetic Lifeguards for the Summer Aquatics Season.

Apply online, and become part of our team!

Lifeguard Employment Flyer

The Aquatics team can be reached at (559) 621-SWIM (7946) or parks.department@fresno.gov

Swim Instructor helping student
Kids in a pool
Kids playing in a pool
Child with swim instructor
Children smiling at edge of pool
Camps
2017 Summer Cap kids jumping up in the air
PARCS Online

Challenger Sports Youth Summer Soccer Camps

Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country based upon one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the US and Canada. Our experienced staff study the game at all levels and we have identified the key techniques and skills that your players need to work on and master to reach their true potential. With programs for each age, the curriculums includes a variety of foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, freestyle soccer, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a mini tournament play.

Players also learn about our core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership.

Week 1: 6/19/2017 – 6/23/2017
Week 2: 7/17/2017 – 7/21/2017

*Golden Goal is a fun BONUS session that runs Monday to Thursday and is open to Half Day Campers ONLY!

Camp includes FREE Ball and T-Shirt! Register now at www.challengersports.com

Mail Applications & Checks To:
Challenger Sports, 1540 River Park Dr, Suite 224A,
Sacramento, CA, 95815

Questions?
Contact – Dannie White,  or (916) 277-8440

Challenger Sports Youth Summer Soccer Camps

FC Barcelona Soccer Camp

The official FC Barcelona Soccer Camp is coming to Fresno from July 24th to 28th at Regional Sports Complex!

Boys and girls ages 6 to 18 will have the chance to experience the world class FC Barcelona methodology and train for a week with the official coaching staff from the club’s renowned youth academy – La Masia.

Don’t miss your chance to learn under the same system that produced Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Gerad Pique, Xavi and many more.

Additional Details:

  • Official FCB coaching staff will come directly from Spain!
  • The opportunity to host a coach in your home as part of our cultural exchange program.
  • Dedicated goalkeeper training.
  • The player who most demonstrates positive values at camp will receive an official FCB jersey autographed by the entire first team including Messi, Luis Suarez, and Neymar!

Register online at www.fcbarcelona.us

FC Barcelona Soccer Camp

BMX Camps

Riders will be exposed to BMX Skills: jumping pumping, and carving. All classes work on fine tuning body position to gain skills, ride smoothly, build confidence, and bike control. Bike maintenance is introduced to keep bicycles in safe riding condition.

BMX Camp #1 is from June 12-16, 2017
BMX Camp #2 is from June 26-30, 2017
BMX Camp #3 is from July 10-14, 2017
BMX Camp #4 is from July 24-28, 2017

8 am to 12 pm

Ages 5 and up.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert levels available

Located at Woodward Park BMX Track 7775 N. Friant Rd, 93720.

Cost $65

2017 BMX Summer Camp Flyer

Register Online

2015 BMX Camp Group Photo

Skate Camps

Skate camp will teach park etiquette so young skaters learn the importance of safety. Skaters will be exposed to skills; pushing, pumping, and carving are introduced to progress to the expert level.

Skating in groups is emphasized.

Skateboard Camp #1 is from June 19-23, 2017
Skateboard Camp #2 is from July 3-7, 2017
Skateboard Camp #3 is from July 17-21, 2017
Skateboard Camp #4 is from July 31- August 4, 2017

The times for the Skate camps is from  8 AM to 12 PM

Todd Beamer Skate Park

Ages 5+ Up

Cost $65

2017 Skate Camp Flyer

Register Online

2015 Skate Camp Group Photo

Adventures of a Princess

Hear ye, Hear ye – Calling all princesses! Join us for our all new “Adventures of a Princess” Summer Camp! Canoe with Princess Pocahontas, Join Princess Merida in archery, cool off with Princess Elsa and Princess Anna, Meet Moana, Disney’s newest Princess. Other Princess crafts & activities will include: Princesses Ariel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Belle, Mulan, Tiana, and Elena. End the week with a photo session and tea party with our Royal Guests.

Camp activities include games, science, arts & crafts, dance, and lots more!

Camp dates June 26th thru June 30
8 am to 12 pm
*early drop off okay*

For ages 5 to 10

Located at Woodward Park Group Activity Area
7775 Friant Rd, 93720

Cost $60

Princess Camp T-Shirt Additional $10

2017 Adventures of a Princess Camp Flyer

Register Online

Adventure Camp I – The Original Summer Camp

Your adventures will include Pirate Day, Wild Wild West Day, Star Wars Day, Harry Potter Day, and Sports Day. Camp Activities are based on the themes and include sports, games, crafts, science, and lots more!

June 26th thru June 30th
8 am to 12 pm
*early drop off okay*

Woodward Park Group Activity Area
7775 Friant Rd, 93720

Ages 5 to 10

Cost $60

Camp T-Shirt Additional $10

2017 Adventure Camp Flyer

Register Online

Adventure Camp 1 – The Original Summer Camp Photo

Adventure Camp II – New Adventures

If you enjoyed the original Adventure Camp over the years, you will love the all new Adventure Camp II. Adventures include: Mad Science Day, Superhero Day, Fear Factor Day, Water Day, and Camp Day.

Theme based activities include sports, games, crafts, science, and lots more.

July 10th thru July 14th
8 am to 12 pm
*early drop off ok*

Woodward Park Activity Area

Ages 5 to 10

Cost $60

Camp T- Shirt Additional $10

2017 Adventure Camp II Flyer

Register Online

Camp Survivor

Boost your campers confidence and independence playing and competing in the “Woodward Survivor” challenges. Our games center on teamwork and learning to take care of yourself. Teams compete against each other to gain points. Based on the television series “Survivor” – Outwit, Outplay, Outlast! A variety of sports, games, contests, and crafts will take place each day.

July 24th thru July 28th

8 am to 12 pm
*early drop off okay*

Ages 8 to 12

Located at Woodward Park Group Activity Area 7775 Friant Rd, 93720

Cost $60 Survivor Camp T-Shirt Additional $10

2017 Camp Survivor Flyer

Register Online

Camp Survivor

Cartoon Adventures – Our Newest Camp

Enjoy a week of action packed fun exploring the world of some of your favorite cartoon characters! Camp days include: Minions Day, Cars Day, Beach Day w/ Finding Nemo and Lilo & Stich, Toy Story Day, and Marvel Superheroes Day. Camp Activities are based on the themes and include sports, games, crafts, science, and lots more!

July 10th thru July 14th
8 am to 12 pm
*early drop off okay*

Woodward Park Group Activity Area 7775 Friant Rd, 93720

Ages 5 to 10

Cost $60 Camp T-Shirt Additional $10

2017 Cartoon Adventures Flyer

Register Online

Youth Sports Summer Camps

Session # 1 – Intro to Basketball Camp
Progressive skill development camp. Introducing young players to the fundamentals of basketball and team play
Monday, July 10th thru Friday, July 14th
Boys and Girls Ages 7 to 12
All Skill Levels Welcome
Time: 8 am to 1 pm
Cost: $65
Also Includes Camp Shirt & Healthy Snack
Field Trip Friday (Additional cost)
Location: Ted C. Wills Gym – 770 N. San Pablo Ave, 93728
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 16th

Session # 2 – Advanced Basketball Camp
Camp will focus on improving your child’s skill and competitive play
Monday, July 17th thru Friday, July 22nd
Boys and girls ages 7 to 12
Prior knowledge of introductory skills recommended
Time: 8 am to 1 pm
Cost: $65
Also includes camp shirt & healthy snack
Field Trip Friday (additional cost)
Location: Ted C. Wills Gym – 770 N. San Pablo Ave, 93728
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 30th

Session # 3 – All Sports Training Camp
Giving your child the proper and necessary tools to push themselves to the next level in their sport. Drills and games targeted to improve power, hand/eye coordination, endurance, speed, and agility
Monday, July 24th thru Friday, July 28th
Boys and girls ages 7 to 12
All skill levels welcome
Time: 8 am to 1 pm
Cost: $65
Also includes camp shirt & healthy snack
Field Trip Friday (additional cost)
Location: Ted C. Wills Gym – 770 N. San Pablo Ave, 93728
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 7th

Session # 4 – Flag Football Camp
Learn the basic skills and fundamentals of flag football for the novice and fine tune your kills for the advanced
Monday, July 31st thru Friday, August 4th
Boys and girls ages 7 to 12
All skill levels welcome
Time: 8 am to 1 pm
Cost: $65
Also includes camp shirt & healthy snack
Field Trip Friday (additional cost)
Location: Selma Layne Park – 2065 E. Shepherd, 93619
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 14th

2017 Youth Sports Summer Camp Flyer

Register Online

Community Science Programs

PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Highway City Science Center
  • Informal Science Workshop
  • Mobile Science Workshop
  • Family Science Nights Events
  • Life and Environmental Science Program

Science Program serves over 40,000 students in Fresno City, County, and surrounding communities!

Program Philosophy – The Community Science Workshops dispel the failure that traditionally turns students away from science. The informal learning environment gives hands-on opportunities in science and technology to encourage participants to take an interest in a science field. The philosophy of “learning through discovery” is inspired by the Community Science Workshop Network, Exploratorium, California Tinkering Afterschool Network. It is “do-it-yourself” science with an emphasis on enjoying the sense of discovery that comes from experimentation.

Mission – To expand knowledge, thinking and imagination with tools of discovery and things to discover.

Objectives:

  • to increase enthusiasm for Science
  • to help students develop cooperative leadership, mentoring and communication skills
  • to teach parents how to effectively take part in their child’s learning
  • to develop positive attitudes about the environment and our community

WORKSHOPS:

  • Fresno Community Science Workshop
    Highway City Science Center (drop-in program)
    5140 N. State Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93722
    (559) 621-2945
    Tuesdays-Fridays 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
    Saturdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Informal Science Workshop at Highway City Science Center – The Informal Science Workshops at Highway Science Center offer after school opportunities to “hang out with a purpose.” Our carefully selected staff focuses on developing basic educational skills. We have created a place where gender roles are shattered. There are no spectators, only active explorers. Parents are strongly encouraged to drop in and participate in their children’s learning. Local schools can get involved with the informal science workshops by scheduling after school session and field trips to our science center.
  • Mobile Science Workshop – The Mobile Science Workshop is a 40 foot traveling science lab that visits schools, events and community organizations. The lab is equipped with all the tools and materials for a variety hands on science exhibits and activities. Plan ahead for the Mobile Science Workshop. For reservations and fees call (559) 621-2945. Subjects: Life, Earth, Physics, Geology, Earth Science, Chemistry, and Rocketry.
  • Family Science Night Events – At neighborhood schools or Highway City Science Center, the students and parents participate together and demonstrate their love of science by exploring through hands on activities.
  • Life and Environmental Science Program – A grant-funded program that encourages the exploration and appreciation of our environment. Contact Manuel Hernandez at (559) 621-2945 for more information.

COME JOIN US!
THANKS TO OUR MANY CO-SPONSORS:

  • National Science Foundation
  • Community Science Workshop Network
  • California State University, Fresno
  • Fresno Unified School District
  • California Tinkering Afterschool Network
  • Fresno Police Department
  • Fresno City College
  • California Department of Fish and Game
  • Joel M. Murrilo, Attorney at Law
  • Central Valley Science Project
  • Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop
  • San Joaquin River Conservancy
  • Cat Haven Project Survival
  • RiverTree
Elementary After School Programs

The Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department (PARCS) partners with Fresno Unified School District to provide SPARK curriculum in the areas of physical activity and nutrition literacy at 30 After School Education and Safety (ASES) sites throughout the City of Fresno.

PARCS implements research-based curriculum dedicated to promoting lifelong wellness.  The program incorporates a wide variety of physical activities to achieve all-around fitness and multiple movement skills. PARCS staff implements age appropriate nutrition literacy to children that creates behavior change by teaching the importance of healthy eating.

The ASES Program is operated by Fresno Unified School District. To find out how to enroll your child, you will need to contact the Department of Expanded Learning at (559) 248-7461.  To reach City of Fresno PARCS staff about this program please call (559) 621-6600.

Empowerment Management Team (E.M.T) - Teen Leadership Program
Empowerment Management Team (E.M.T) – Teen Leadership Program

E.M.T. ( Empowerment Management team ) are a group of teens from Fresno and the surrounding areas who take part in volunteering , community service project, leadership, and team building activities. We meet quarterly with teens and parents to plan various activities and to inform them of volunteering opportunities which include: leadership training, overnight camping trips, guest speakers, various events as they come up, and on the job training.

Volunteer to Hire Opportunities are available!

Call Wendy Moon at (559) 621-6710 or email Wendy.Moon@fresno.gov

Empowerment Management Team – Teen Volunteer Recruitment Night
Become empowered in community leadership with the City of Fresno P.A.R.C.S Department. This program provides Jr. Recreation Training that will benefit future job development skills. The Empowerment team participates in a variety of local and out of town trips and special activities.
For membership information, join our E.M.T
Recruitment Night at Ted C. Wills Senior Center
On Friday, August 25th from 6pm to 8pm

Fresno Action Sports
PARCS Online

The City of Fresno takes pride in providing the finest action sports facilities for the community – creating a destination for enthusiasts to participate in a sport where nobody rides the bench. The hours for each facility are listed below or call (559) 621-PLAY (7529) for more information.

Lions, Todd Beamer and Mosqueda
Monday – Friday: 4:00PM-8:00PM
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00AM-8:00PM

Ramp Parks
Sun Up to Sundown 7 days a week

Woodward Park Bike Complex
Mountain Bike Trail/Dirt Jump Park: Open Sun Up to Sundown 7 days a week.

Woodward Park BMX Race Program
New to the sport? Sign up for a FREE 1 DAY
USA BMX Membership (Valid once a year)

Woodward Park BMX Schedule:
Local Race & Practice Days
Thursdays – Registration 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Saturdays – Practice 9 am to 12 pm
Sundays – Registration 9 am to 10 am

USA BMX Membership – $60
Local Race – $10

Join our NEW STRIDER PROGRAM
Ages 2 to 5

Last Race of the Season: Sunday, November 19th

We invite you to browse our brochure and by visiting our YouTube channel for exciting videos. For addition information look for us on Instagram @FRESNO_ACTION_SPORTS and Facebook at Woodward Park BMX.

2016 Youth & Action Sports Calendar

2016 Youth & Action Sports Calendar

Action Sports Rules

Action Sports Rules

Check out the Woodward Park BMX Facebook Page

Fresno Connect: Computer Skills Training

Connecting the Community through People Parks and Programs

The Fresno Connect project is providing access to technology, educational opportunities and computer skill training to children, teens, adults, and seniors. This project is geared toward empowering residents with skills in technology.

The lack of access to technology is a barrier for many. Local residents lag far behind the rest of the state in both knowledge and utilization of computers and technology. Through unique collaborations and partnerships, Fresno Connect labs host programs geared toward empowering neighborhood residents with skills in technology.

Community Centers with Computer Labs: 

  • Mosqueda Community Center
  • Ted C. Wills Community Center
  • Pinedale Community Center
  • Mary Ella Brown Community Center
  • Dickey Youth Development Center
  • Romain Neighborhood Center

Neighborhood Centers with Homework Computer Labs:

  • Sunset Center Homework Lab
  • El Dorado Park Homework Lab
  • Holmes Park Homework Lab
  • Quigley Park Homework Lab
  • Lafayette Park Homework Lab
  • Melody Park Homework Lab
  • Fink-White Homework Lab
  • Frank H. Ball Homework Lab
  • Einstein Neighborhood Homework Lab

For more information contact:
Community Recreation
(559) 621-2900

Movies in the Park
2017 Movies in the Park Header

Catch a free movie every Friday night at Eaton Plaza in downtown Fresno, from June 23 until August 11, 2016!

Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and grab a spot while you wait for the sun to go down. Parking around Eaton Plaza and the historic Fresno water tower is free and a free bounce house is provided for kids to enjoy before the movie begins. In addition, local vendors will have food for purchase.

Date Movie Rating/Length
June 23 The Secret Life of Pets PG – 1 hr. 30 min
June 30 Ghostbusters PG-13 – 2 hr. 14 min.
July 7 The LEGO Movie PG – 2 hr. 9 min.
July 14 Sing PG – 1 hr. 54 min.
July 21 Doctor Strange PG-13 – 1 hrs. 55 min.
July 28 Storks PG – 1 hr. 40 min.
August 4 Moana PG – 1 hr. 53 min.
August 11 Finding Dory PG – 1 hr. 40 min
  • All movies will start at dusk (Approx. 7:30 – 8:15 p.m.)
  • Film Distributor – Swank Film
Neighborhood Parks Programs

Free Youth Sports at our Neighborhood Parks

Co-ed Flag Football – 4th thru 6th Grade
Season Begins Week of September 11
Registration Deadline September 4th

Boys Flag Football – 7th and 8th Grade
Season Begins Week of November 20
Registration Deadline November 13

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Co-ed Basketball – 4th thru 6th Grade
Season Begins January 29
Registration Deadline January 15th

13 Locations to choose from
See park leader for registration information
Monday thru Friday from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm*

  1. Maxie L. Parks – 1802 E. California, 93706
  2. AHJ @ Dickey – 1515 E. Divisadero, 93721
  3. Einstein -3566 E. Dakota, 93726
  4. El Dorado – 1343 E. Barstow, 93710
  5. Fink White – 535 S. Trinity, 93706
  6. Frank H. Ball – 760 Mayor, 93706
  7. Holmes – 212 S. First, 93702
  8. Lafayette – 1516 E. Princeton, 93704
  9. Mary Ella Brown – 1350 E. Annadale, 93706
  10. Melody – 5935 E. Shields, 93727
  11. Quigley – 808 W. Dakota, 93705
  12. Sunset – 1345 W. Eden, 93706
  13. Ted C. Wills – 770 N. San Pablo Ave, 93728
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USTA Northern California H.I.T.S. Program

A new and introductory six week program gives players the opportunity to learn valuable life skills and play tennis in a fun environment.

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The First Tee of Fresno

This five week program goes over life skills, core values, and healthy habits through the game of golf. The First Tee Nine Core Values are: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment.

5 Locations to Choose From:

  1. A.H.J. @ Dickey – 1515 E. Divisadero, 93721
  2. Lafayette – 1516 E. Princeton, 93704
  3. Holmes – 212 S. First, 93702
  4. Einstein – 3566 E. Dakota, 93726
  5. Mary Ella Brown – 1350 E. Annadale, 93706

For scheduling information, Contact Alma Rosales at (559) 621-6746

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Upcoming Neighborhood Parks Events

Let’s Get Wild!
22nd Annual Kid’s Fest
Jungle Jamboree

When – Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time – 12 pm to 4 pm
Located at – Holmes Playground 212 S. First, 93702

Free Admission & Activities For All Ages!

Information Booths, Carnival Games, Contests, Crafts, Entertainment, Bounce Houses, Concessions Stands & More!

Wear your Halloween Costume!

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The Haunted Yard
A 3 night Spooktacular Event for all!

When: October 26, 27, 28
Haunted Tours: $2 Per Person
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Located at: Ted C. Wills Community Center

NOW RECRUITING :
Ghosts, Witches, Zombies, Clowns, Pirates, and more to volunteer in various haunted scenes.

To sign up for this frightful event, walk in register at Ted C. Wills Rec Room Mondays 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
or
Sign Up Online

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Cooking Classes at Einstein Neighborhood Park – 3566 E. Dakota, 93726
Wednesdays & Fridays – Ages 7 to 15 – 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Holiday Cooking Camp at Holmes Playground – 212 S. First St, 93702
November 20, 21, 22 – Ages 9 to 13 – 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Santa’s Village at Holmes Playground – 212 S. First St, 93702
Friday, December 1st – All Ages – 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Battle of the New Year’s 3 – Break Dancing Competition at Holmes Playground
Friday, December 29th – All Ages – 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

For more information on these upcoming programs / events, please see your Rec leader at your closest neighborhood park or call (559) 621-PLAY (7529) Monday thru Friday 10 am to 2 pm

Outdoor Recreation Group (O.R.G)

Come and enjoy the benefits of Outdoor Recreation!

Local Hikes and National Park Trips with Certified California Naturalists!

Fun and affordable for the whole family!

To Join our E-mail List and Receive

Our Calendar, Call (559) 621-PLAY (7529) Monday thru Friday 10 am to 2 pm

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Senior Connection

Nutrition Program – We are pleased to provide a high quality lunch for senior citizens. Lunch is served Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Suggested donation is $1.50 per meal for seniors 60 years and older, with no senior being denied a meal due to the inability to donate. Those 59 and younger are welcome, but will be charged $3.85 per lunch. The Senior Hot Meals and Recreation Program is funded by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), City of Fresno General Fund and by the Fresno-Madera Area Agency on Aging (FMAAA).

Site Locations and Hours:

  • Lafayette Neighborhood Center ~ 1516 E. Princeton Ave. ~ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Mary Ella Brown Community Center ~ 1350 E. Annadale Ave. ~ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Mosqueda Community Center ~ 4670 E. Butler Ave. ~ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Pinedale Community Center ~ 7170 N. San Pablo Ave. ~ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Senior Citizens Village ~ 1917 S. Chestnut Ave. ~ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Ted C. Wills Community Center ~ 770 N. San Pablo Ave. ~ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • FMAAA (Partner-Agency) – 3837 N. Clark – 8am-5pm (559) 600-4405

For further information on the Senior Hot Meals and Recreation Program call (559) 621-6619

SAFETY SOLUTIONS
Police Department – The Fresno Police Department is committed to providing a safe environment for our senior community.

Some of the services offered include, but are not limited to:

  • Home Security Inspections
  • Citizens on Patrol (COPS)
  • Senior Crime Prevention

Police Senior Services Overview – Please call (559) 621-7403 for more information.

Fire Department  – The Fresno Fire Department recognizes the reduction of fire deaths is due to properly installed and maintained smoke alarms.  At age 65, seniors are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires, compared to the population at large.  Please contact the Fresno Fire Department, Fire Prevention Division at 621-4181 for information regarding the proper maintenance, testing and replacement of inoperative smoke alarms.

TRANSPORTATION

Fresno Area Express (FAX) – we offer several services to reduce or eliminate the cost of public transportation for seniors, as well as make these options accessible.

Services offered include:

  • Seniors Fare – $0.60 fixed-route service at any time for seniors 65 and older with valid ID or Senior 7 card.
  • Senior Monthly Pass – Seniors may purchase a monthly pass for only $24.
  • COG’s Taxi Scrip – Upon application approval, seniors 70 and older may purchase a $20 booklet of taxi scrip, that acts as cash, for a reduced rate of $5.

For information, please call FAX at (559) 621-RIDE (7433)

Weekend Recreation and Fitness Program

The City of Fresno PARCS Department has partnered with Central Unified School District and Fresno Unified School District to provide our community with a FREE Weekend Recreation and Fitness Program (WRFP) that entails of fitness, nutrition, sports, and special events. This interactive program runs on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00am-5:00pm (seasonal times may vary), and is available to all ages! With open access to the green space at the school sites, participants are able to utilize the amenities such as: tracks, tennis courts, handball, tot lots and much more! Ask our friendly staff about the upcoming fitness, nutrition, and sports activities at our following sites:

Program Sites

High Schools

Bullard High School
5445 N Palm Ave.

Edison High School
540 E California Ave.
(ParkRX site)

Fresno High School
1839 N Echo Ave.

Hoover High School
5550 N First St.

McLane High School
2727 N Cedar Ave.

Roosevelt High School
4250 E Tulare Ave.

Sunnyside High School
1019 S Peach Ave.

Middle Schools

Scandinavian Middle School
3216 N Sierra Vista Ave.

Terronez Middle School
2300 S Willow Ave.

McKinley Elementary
4444 W. McKinley Ave.

Wawona Middle School
4524 N Thorne Ave.

Elementary Schools

Addams Elementary
2117 W McKinley Ave.

Steinbeck Elementary
3550 N Milburn Ave.

Vang Pao Elementary
4100 E. Heaton Ave.
(ParkRX site)

Wilson Elementary
2131 W Ashlan Ave.

Yokomi Elementary
2323 E. McKenzie Ave.

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But, wait, there’s more! We have also partnered with Clinica Sierra Vista to provide a free Walking Program, every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am-11:00am at Edison High School and Vang Pao Elementary. Walking helps improve health, reduce stress, maintain healthy bones and muscles, and provides a great opportunity for socializing! This is also open to all ages and abilities! Please wear comfortable shoes; pedometers will be available so you can see how far you’ve walked. Prizes will be awarded to frequent participants!

For additional information please contact:
Chris Bernal, (559) 621-6623, Christopher.Bernal@fresno.gov
Daniela Gonzalez, (559) 621-6627, Daniela.Gonzalez@fresno.gov

Youth Job Prep Program
  • The Youth Job Prep Program is a contracted service partnered with Fresno Unified School District’s After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) high school programs and is additionally sponsored through a grant from Gap Inc.
  • Staff and program coordinators utilize and in house curriculum.
    YJPP is four week job skills program, where we teach high school age youth soft skills as it relates to seeking out, gaining, and retaining employment.
  • The program focuses on the elements of the hiring process, from properly filling out and submitting an application, interview strategy and techniques, to accepting a job.
  • Dressing for success, professional communication and networking, work place attitude and demeanor, and employer expectations are also key topics in the curriculum.
  • Students create a professional portfolio which contains a professional resume, cover letter, business cards, sample application, 5-year plan, and reference list.
  • Upon completion of the program, students participate in a graduation ceremony where family, friends, school staff and administration recognize their achievement. Students also receive a certificate of completion at this time.
  • Graduating students are invited to participate in an internship program with the PARCS Department working out at our recreation community centers, assisting with site programming and monitoring.
  • Throughout the school year, students are invited to several enriching activities: An Annual Youth Leadership Conference, two college tour field trips, and two youth job fairs including the Edison High School Youth Job Fair and the Mayor’s Youth Job Fair.

Current locations:
FUSD High Schools
Edison High School
Fresno High School
McLane High School
Sunnyside High School

Youth Sports
PARCS Online

PARCS offers a six -week non-competitive, instructional league that teaches the basic fundamentals of the sport. Games are played on Saturdays. Please note the location and ages listed for each sport.

Bitty Outdoor Soccer

Ages 3 to 6

Season Begins Week of September 19th
Five (5) Locations to choose from for ages 3 to 4: Choose ONE Day:
Orchid Park – 3420 W. Fir – Saturday
Todd Beamer Park – 1890 E. Plymouth – Tue. or Thur.
McKinley Elementary – 4444 W. McKinley Ave – Sat.
Scandinavian Middle School – 3216 N. Sierra Vista – Sat.
Fresno High School – 1839 N. Echo Ave – Sat.

Four (4) Locations for ages 5 to 6 Choose ONE Day:
Orchid Park – 3420 W. Fir – Saturday
Steinbeck Elementary – 3550 N. Milburn Ave – Sat.
Hoover High School – 5550N. First St. – Sat.
Wawona Middle School – 4524 N. Thorne Ave – Sat.

6 week league – no practice days

Request to play on same team as your friends and family!

Registration Fee – $65 Deadline – Friday, August 25th

Questions? Call (559) 621-PLAY (7529) Monday thru Friday 10 am to 2 pm

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Jr. Flag Football

Ages 5 to 12

Season Begins – Saturday, September 30
6 week league – practice days – games on Saturdays
All Games played at Selma Layne Park –
2065 E. Shepherd Ave (Maple / Shepherd)

Age divisions – 5 to 6 (Instructional League),
7 to 9, and 10 to 12

Request to play on same team as your favorite coach, friends, and family!
An email will be sent out providing orientation date.
Hour long games – game times vary 9 am to 2 pm
Registration Fee – $65 Deadline – September 8
Includes: Jersey, Flags, and Award
Picture day at additional  cost with photographer.

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Register for camps, sports, or leagues, today!