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

Providing Community, Competition, and Sportsmanship

  • Coed Recreation (Pitch to your own team)
  • Coed Slow Pitch (Pitch to the opposing team)
  • Men’s Slow Pitch
  • Men’s Fast Pitch
  • Women’s Slow Pitch (Pitch to the opposing team)

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

2018 Regional Sports Complex Tournament Calendar

Team Registration is NOW available ON-LINE!

Team Managers Register Today

Walk-in Registration is available Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ted C. Wills Community Center 770 N. San Pablo Ave.

Over the phone registration is open Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – 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:

  • Men’s competitive
  • Men’s recreation
  • Register

Adult Softball Leagues:

Adult Registration Fee Information
Softball $350 per team
Basketball $350 per team

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

2018 Fall Softball

2018 Fall Softball Season begins the week of August 20, 2018

  • Games played at Regional Sports Complex
  • 10 Game Guarantee
  • Men’s Intermediate & Competitive Divisions
  • Co-ed Recreation (pitch to own team) & Coed Competitive (pitch to other team) Divisions
  • Select a game night – all game times will vary
  • Mondays thru Thursdays from 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
  • Fridays from 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
  • $350 per team

3 Ways to Register:

  1. Register Online by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018
  2. Over the phone at (559) 621-PLAY (7529) by 3 p.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018
  3. Walk in at Ted C. Wills Community Center by 3 p.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018

League Questions? Call Andre McMahon at (559) 621-6738

2018 Fall Softball Flyer

2018 Fall Basketball

2018 Fall Basketball Season begins week of August 27, 2018

  • Games played at Ted C. Wills Gymnasium
  • 10 Game Guarantee with playoffs
  • Tuesday Night Men’s Recreation Division
  • Thursday Night Men’s Competitive Division
  • Air-Conditioned Gym with Hardwood Floor
  • $350 per team

3 Ways to Register:

  1. Register Online by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018
  2. Over the phone at (559) 621-PLAY (7529) by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018
  3. Walk in at Ted C. Wills Community Center by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018

League Questions? Call Andre McMahon at (559) 621-6738

2018 Fall Basketball Flyer

2018 Turkey Bowl – Men’s Flag Football Tournament

  • Saturday, November 24th, 2018
  • Tournament played at Rotary West Sports Park – 3202 E. Gettysburg, 93726
  • Double Elimination – Three Game Guarantee
  • $200 per team

3 Ways to Register:

  1. Register Online by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2018
  2. Over the phone at (559) 621-PLAY (7529) by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2018
  3. Walk in at Ted C. Wills Community Center by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2018

League Questions? Call Andre McMahon at (559) 621-6738

2018 Turkey Bowl – Adult Men’s Flag Football Tournament Flyer

Forms

Rules

Check out the brand new Adult Sports Instagram page!

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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 Saturday, May 26, 2018, thru Sunday, September 30, 2018
Open 7 days a week, hours are 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Except for Maintenance Day, hours are 1 – 8 p.m.
After Monday, September 3, 2018 hours are 12 – 6 p.m.
Fee – Free

Splash Park Addresses
Dickey Playground – 50 N. Calaveras St. (Blackstone & Divisadero) (Maint. Day Tuesday)
Figarden Loop Park – 4265 W. Figarden Dr (Figarden & Bullard Loop) (Maint. Day Monday)
Inspiration Park – 5770 W. Gettysburg Ave. (Gettysburg & Polk) (Maint. Day Wednesday)
Martin Ray Reilly Park – 750 N. Chestnut Ave. (Chestnut & Hwy 180) (Maint. Day Friday)
Mosqueda Community Center – 4670 E. Butler Ave. (Maple & Butler) (Maint. Day Tuesday)
Todd Beamer Park – 1890 E. Plymouth Way (Maple & Plymouth.) (Maint. Day Thursday)
Vinland Park – 4695 E. Gettysburg Ave. (Maple & Gettysburg) (Maint. Day Monday)

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 swim lessons at Bullard High School Pool, Fresno High School Pool, Hoover High School Pool Sunnyside High School Pool and Central Unified Aquatics Complex.

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, CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 3 YEARS OF AGE.
ALL DATES & TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

CENTRAL HIGH EAST POOL – Pool Open Monday, June 11, 2018, thru Saturday, August 3, 2018
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 the 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:
Register Online, or call (559) 621-2928

BULLARD HIGH SCHOOL POOL – Pool Open Weekends Beginning Saturday, May 26, 2018, thru Sunday, September 2, 2018, for Lap Swimming Only and Swim Lessons Beginning June 11, 2018, thru August 3, 2018
Bullard High School 5445 N. Palm Ave., Fresno, CA 93704 (Palm & Barstow):
Recreation Swim – Lap Swimming Only – No Fee
Swim Lesson Fee: $75 per session (25-minute lessons Monday – Friday for 2 weeks)
Swim Lesson Sign Up Info:
Register Online, or call (559) 621-2928

EDISON HIGH POOL – Pool Open Weekends Beginning Saturday, May 26, 2018, thru Sunday, September 2, 2018, for Recreation Swim. Weekday Recreation Swim Monday, June 11, 2018, thru Friday, August 3, 2018

Edison High School 540 E. California Ave., Fresno, CA 93706 (California & Walnut):

Recreation Swim:

June 11th thru July 13th – Monday – Friday – 2 – 4 p.m.

July 17th thru August 3rd – Monday – Friday – 12 – 3 p.m.

Fee:   $1 for 17 & under

$2 for 18 & older

Weekends – 12 – 5 p.m.  NO FEE

FRESNO HIGH POOL – Pool Open Weekends Beginning Saturday, May 26, 2018, thru Sunday, September 2, 2018, for Recreation Swim.  Swim Lessons and Weekday Recreation Swim Monday, June 11, 2018, thru Friday, August 3, 2018

Fresno High School 1839 N. Echo Ave., Fresno, CA 93704 (McKinley & Palm):

Swim Lesson Fee: $75 per session (25-minute lessons a day Monday – Friday for the 2 weeks sessions or 55-minute lessons a day for the 1 week session).

Swim Lesson Sign Up Info:

Register Online or call (559) 621-2928

Recreation Swim:

June 11th thru July 13th – Monday – Friday – 2 – 4 p.m.

July 16th thru August 3rd – Monday – Friday – 12 – 2 p.m.

Fee:     $1 for 17 & under

$2 for 18 & older

Weekends – 12 – 5 p.m.  NO FEE

HOOVER HIGH POOL – Pool Open Weekends Beginning Saturday, May 26, 2018, thru Sunday, September 2, 2018, for Recreation Swim.  Swim Lessons and Weekday Recreation Swim Monday, June 11, 2018, thru Friday, August 3, 2018

Hoover High School 5550 N. First St., Fresno, CA 93710 (First & Barstow):

Swim Lessons $75 per session (25-minute lessons Monday – Friday for 2 weeks).

Swim Lesson Sign Up Info:

Register 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

MCLANE HIGH POOL – Pool Open Weekends Beginning Saturday, May 26, 2018, thru Sunday, September 2, 2018, for Recreation Swim.  Weekday Recreation Swim Monday, June 11, 2018, thru Friday, August 3, 2018

McLane High School 2727 N. Cedar Ave., Fresno, CA 93703 (Cedar & Clinton):

Recreation Swim:

June 11th thru July 13th – Monday – Friday – 2 – 7 p.m.

July 16th thru August 3rd – Monday – Friday – 12 – 5 p.m.

Fee:     $1 for 17 & under

$2 for 18 & older

Weekends – 12 – 5 p.m.  NO FEE

ROOSEVELT HIGH POOL – CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION
Roosevelt High School 4250 E. Tulare Ave, Fresno, CA 93702 (Tulare & Cedar):

SUNNYSIDE HIGH POOL – Pool Open Weekends Beginning Saturday, May 26, 2018, thru Sunday, September 2, 2018, for Recreation Swim.  Swim Lessons and Weekday Recreation Swim Monday, June 11, 2018, thru Friday, August 3, 2018

Sunnyside High School 1019 S. Peach Ave., Fresno, CA 93727 (Peach & Kings Canyon):

Swim Lesson Fee: $75 per session (25-minute lessons a day Monday – Friday for the 2 weeks sessions or 55-minute lessons a day for the 1 week session).

Swim Lesson Sign Up Info:

Register Online or call (559) 621-2928

Recreation Swim:

June 11th thru July 13th – Monday – Friday – 2 – 7 p.m.

July 16th thru August 3rd – Monday – Friday – 12 – 5 p.m.

Fee:     $1 for 17 & under

$2 for 18 & older

Weekends – 12 – 5 p.m.  NO FEE

Lifeguard Certification and Employment

Lifeguard/First Aid & CPR-PR/AED Certification classes are available beginning in March 2018.  All classes are taught by highly trained American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard Instructors.

Register 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

Challenger Sports Youth Summer Soccer Camps

Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country based on one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the US and Canada. Our experienced staff studies 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 include 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.

Orchid Park – 3420 W. Fir, Fresno, CA 93711

Week 1: June 18 – 22, 2018
Week 2: July 16 – 20, 2018

Separate camp programs for ages 3-12

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?

Call (800) 878-2167 or contact David Evans at devans@challengersports.com

Challenger Sports Youth Summer Soccer Camps

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 25-29, 2018
BMX Camp #2 is from July 23-27, 2018

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

2018 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.

Skate Camp Session 1- June 18 to June 22, 2018
Skate Camp Session 2 – July 2 to July 6, 201
Skate Camp Session 3 – July 16 to July 20, 2018

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

Todd Beamer Skate Park

Ages 5+ Up

Cost $65

2018 Skate Camp Flyer

Register Online

2015 Skate Camp Group Photo

Adventures of a Princess

Hear ye, Hear ye – Calling all princesses! Now registering for “Adventures of a Princess” Summer Camp! Canoe with Princess Pocahontas, Join Princess Izzy in archery and cool off with Princess Elsa and Princess Anna in Frozen themed activities. Other Princess crafts and activities will include Princesses Ariel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Belle, Mulan, Tiana, Elena, and Moana.

End the week with a photo session and tea party with special royal guests. Activities include games, science, arts & crafts, dance, and lots more!

Camp dates June 25th thru June 29th, 2018
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 $65

Princess Camp T-Shirt Additional $10

2018 Adventures of a Princess Camp Flyer

Register Online

Adventure Camp I – The Original Summer Camp

The Original Adventure Camp is a new adventure every day with theme-based activities of sports, games, crafts, nature, science and lots more. Enter your imaginary world and join in on each themed day such as Pirate Day, Wild Wild West Day, Outer Space Adventures Day, Reptile Day, and Sports Day. We will provide a safe, fun and educational opportunity for all who will attend Adventure Camp.

June 25th thru June 29th, 2018
8 am to 12 pm
*early drop off okay*

Woodward Park Group Activity Area – 7775 Friant Rd, 93720

Ages 5 to 10

Cost $65

Camp T-Shirt Additional $10

2018 Adventure Camp Flyer

Register Online

Adventure Camp 1 – The Original Summer Camp Photo

Adventure Camp II – New Adventures

If you enjoyed the “Original”, then you will love the all-new Adventure Camp 2! New adventures will include Minute To Win It Day, Creepy Critter Day, Splish Splash Day, A Day At The Beach, and Creative Campers Day. All activities are based on the themes and include sports, games, crafts, science, and lots more!

July 9th thru July 13th, 2018
8 am to 12 pm
*early drop off ok*

Woodward Park Activity Area – 7775 Friant Rd, 93720

Ages 5 to 10

Cost $65

Camp T-Shirt Additional $10

2018 Adventure Camp II Flyer

Register Online

Cartoon Adventures

Enjoy a week of action-packed fun, exploring the world of some of your favorite cartoon characters including Minion Day, Super Heroes Day, Western Round-Up Day, Cars Day, and Luau On The Beach Day.

July 9th thru July 13th, 2018
8 am to 12 pm
*early drop off okay*

Woodward Park Group Activity Area – 7775 Friant Rd, 93720

Ages 5 to 10

Cost $65

Camp T-Shirt Additional $10

2018 Cartoon Adventures Flyer

Register Online

Camp Survivor

Boost your camper’s 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 23th thru July 27th, 2018

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 $65

Survivor Camp T-Shirt Additional $10

2018 Camp Survivor Flyer

Register Online

Camp Survivor

Tiny Tikes Adventure Camp

Tiny Tikes will introduce your younger camper to our Adventure Camp Series. Themes will include Lego Mania, Dino Days, Carnival Day, Summer Fun Day, and Down On The Farm Day. Camp activities will include sports, games, crafts, science, and lots more!

July 23rd thru July 27th, 2018
9 am to 12 pm
*early drop off okay* (Please note: We will provide activities from 8 am to 9 am)

Woodward Park Group Activity Area – 7775 Friant Rd, 93720

Ages 4 to 6

Cost $65 Camp

T-Shirt Additional $10

2018 Tiny Tikes Adventure Flyer

Register Online

Youth Sports Summer Camps

Session # 1 – Flag Football Camp
Learn the basic skills and fundamentals of flag football for the novice and fine tune your skills for the advanced
Monday, June 18th thru Friday, June 22nd
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
Location: Selma Layne Park – 2065 E. Shepherd, 93619
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 25th

Session # 2 – Multi-Sports (Traditional Camp)
Join us for a week of traditional sports and friendly competition while striving to improve skills through drills and fun games. Your child will learn the basic rules and skills needed for basketball, football, soccer, baseball, and more!
Monday, June 25th thru Friday, June 29th
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
Location: Selma Layne Park – 2065 E. Shepherd, 93619
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 1sth

Session # 3 – Non-Traditional Sports Camp
Expand your child’s knowledge and skills with non- traditional sports each day to promote lifelong activity. Sports include flag rugby, pillo polo, disc golf, ultimate Frisbee, and more!
Monday, July 9th thru Friday, July 13th
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
Location: Ted C. Wills Gym – 770 N. San Pablo Ave, 93728
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 8th

Session # 4 – All Sports Training Camp
Give 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 16th thru Friday, July 20th
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
Location: Ted C. Wills Gym – 770 N. San Pablo Ave, 93728
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 15th

Session # 5 –  Intro to Basketball Camp
Progressive skill development camp. Introducing young players to the fundamentals of basketball and team play.
Monday, July 23rd thru Friday, July 27th
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
Location: Ted C. Wills Gym – 770 N. San Pablo Ave, 93728
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 22nd

Session # 6 – Advanced Basketball Camp
The camp will focus on improving your child’s skill and competitive play
Monday, July 30th thru Friday, August 3rd
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
Location: Ted C. Wills Gym – 770 N. San Pablo Ave, 93728
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 29th

2018 Youth Sports Summer Camps Flyer

Register Online

Community Science Programs

Community Science Program

MISSION

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

SCIENCE PROGRAMMING AT IT’S BEST

The science programming serves over 40,000 students in the City of Fresno, County, and surrounding communities annually!

Come Visit us!

Informal Hands-On Science Workshop at Highway City Science Center 

The Informal Science workshop at the Highway Community Science Center (HCSC) offers after-school opportunities to “hang out with a purpose.” Our carefully selected facilitator focuses on developing basic educational skills. Our Science Facilitators teach their lessons in accordance with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Throughout these lessons, students are provided with environmental science, engineering, biology, and physics facts and information that explain thoroughly how their project functions. 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 the tools and materials for a variety of hands-on science exhibits and activities. For reservations and fees call (559) 621-2945.

Whale Skeleton

Family Science Night Events

During the after-school science program, we provide hands-on projects that the students are able to take home. Our Science Facilitators teach their lessons in accordance with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Throughout these lessons, students are provided with environmental science, engineering, biology, and physics facts and information that explain thoroughly how their project functions At neighborhood schools, Highway City Science Center and community events, students and parents participate together and demonstrate their love of science by exploring through hands-on activities. During the event, we provide various stations where our science facilitators teach several projects. The students and accompanying families are given samples of the programming, which is provided throughout the school year in after-school programs.

Life and Environmental Science Program 

Participants will experience Fresno’s backyard by exploring the beautiful surroundings and abundant outdoor recreation opportunities along the San Joaquin River and in the home stretch of the great Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. On the San Joaquin River, the students will see a variety of wildlife and will learn how the river and ecological reserves benefit our neighboring communities. In addition, first-time paddlers and others that are interested will be taken on a down-river excursion through the calm waters of the San Joaquin River guided by several ACA certified facilitators. Along with this experience, participants will learn the basic paddling skills and how to effectively maneuver a canoe, soon after they become familiar with the safety and equipment guidelines our fun excursions begin.

Subject programming

  • Summer and Winter Science Camps
  • Day School Science Programs
  • After School Science Programs

Program Philosophy

We believe science is the vehicle, not necessarily the product. Through teaching our model of experiential learning, we try to encourage curiosity, respect, passion and the students to connect with and be interested in the world around them. We hope that by modeling our values, students will practice these values and realize their connection to each other and the larger community.

How do we do this? The Highway City Community Science Workshop (HCCSW) dispels the sense of fear and failure that traditionally turn students away from science. We practice hands-on learning, investigation, exploring creative ideas with kids, and creating a space for kids to flourish. We learn the most from our mistakes and use them to create endless learning opportunities.

This means our facilitators encourage time to play with ideas, ask questions, make a mess, tinker and value the students’ curiosity.

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

Location

Highway City Community Science Center
5140 N. State Avenue
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 621-2945

HOURS

Tuesday-Friday 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Saturdays 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

THANKS TO OUR MANY CO-SPONSORS

California State University, Fresno
California Department of Fish and Game
Cat Haven Project Survival
Fresno Unified School District
Fresno Police Department
Fresno City College
Greenfield Community Science Workshop
Joel M. Murrilo, Attorney at Law
Mission Science Network San Francisco
National Parks Recreation Association (NRPA)
National Science Foundation
San Joaquin River Conservancy
Salinas Community Science Workshop
Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop

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

E.M.T. ( Empowerment Management team ) is 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 quarterly parent meetings – DATES AND TIMES WILL BE ANNOUNCED

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.

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

Wednesdays
at
Frank H. Ball Park
Thursdays
at
Inspiration Park
Fridays
at
Eaton Plaza
June 27: Despicable Me 3
PG – 1 hr. 36 min
June 28: No Movie June 29: Despicable Me 3
PG – 1 hr. 36 min
July 11: Spider-Man Homecoming
PG-13 – 2 hrs. 13 min.
July 12: Spider-Man Homecoming
PG-13 – 2 hrs. 13 min.
July 13: Spider-Man Homecoming
PG-13 – 2 hrs. 13 min.
July 18: Justice League
PG-13 – 2 hrs.
July 19: Justice League
PG-13 – 2 hrs.
July 20: No Movie
July 25: Wonder Woman
PG-13 – 2 hrs. 29 min.
July 26: Wonder Woman
PG-13 – 2 hrs. 29 min.
July 27: Wonder Woman
PG-13 – 2 hrs. 29 min.
August 1: Cars 3
G – 1 hr. 49 min.
August 2: Cars 3
G – 1 hr. 49 min.
August 3: No Movie
August 8: Coco
PG – 1 hr. 49 min.
August 9: Coco
PG – 1 hr. 49 min.
August 10: Coco
PG – 1 hr. 49 min.
August 15: Avengers Infinity War
PG-13 – 2 hrs. 40 min.
August 16: Avengers Infinity War
PG-13 – 2 hrs. 40 min.
August 17: No Movie
2018 Movies in the Park

Catch a free movie every Wednesday at Frank H. Ball, Thursday at Inspiration Park, and Friday at Eaton Plaza!

Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and grab a spot while you wait for the sun to go down!

  • All movies will start at dusk (Approx. 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
  • Film Distributor – Swank Film
  • Questions? Call (559) 621-2929

Neighborhood Parks Programs

Free Youth Sports at our Neighborhood Parks

Alfonso Hernandez Jr. at Dickey Youth Development Center:
1515 E. Divisadero St. (Divisadero & Blackstone)

Facility Description:
The Dickey Youth Development Center is located on Divisadero and Glenn Avenues between Blackstone and Van Ness Avenue. This center has a large recreation room, meeting/conference rooms, computer lab, and restrooms.
Approximate Building Square Footage: 11,000 sq. ft.
Green Space Acreage (Dickey Playground): 2.33 acres

FUSD Schools in the Area: Lowell Elementary, Big Picture Elementary, and Cesar E. Chavez Adult Education.

Sports and Classes:
BMX Trips
Please visit or call facility for upcoming youth leagues at (559) 621-PLAY (7529)

Daily Activities:
Arts and Crafts
Tuesdays and Thursdays (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Wii Games
Thursdays (5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Homework Help
Monday thru Friday (3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
Snacks
Monday thru Friday (3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Drop-in Recreation
Monday thru Friday (3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Computer Lab
Monday thru Friday (3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
Fun Fridays
Site hours 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Dickey Playground Amenities:
Outdoor Amenities:  Dickey Playground is located 1/2 block to the East of the Dickey Youth Center and has a splash park, restrooms, basketball courts and a softball field.
Building Amenities: Recreation Room, Meeting/Conference Rooms, Computer Lab, Restrooms. (All offices and meeting rooms are currently being utilized by staff and are unavailable)

Einstein Neighborhood Center
3566 E. Dakota (Millbrook & Dakota)

Facility Description:
This park is an intensively used neighborhood park located in the Northeast area of the City. In addition to walk-on use by surrounding residents, the playground provides a multi-use recreation building for recreational programs and activities to meet the social, cultural, and physical needs of the area.
Approximate Building / Green Space Acreage:  15

FUSD Schools in the Area: Centennial Elementary, Pyle Elementary School, Manchester Gate Elementary School, Birney Elementary School, Wishon Elementary School, Thomas Elementary, Vinland Elementary, Holland Elementary

Calendar of Events:
Please visit or call facility for a list of upcoming events
(559) 621-PLAY (7529)

Sports and Classes:
Please visit or call facility for upcoming youth leagues(559) 621-PLAY (7529)

Daily  Activities:
Tutoring
Monday thru Thursday
Tournaments
Wednesdays
Arts & Crafts
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Monthly / Holiday Theme Crafts
Mondays and Wednesdays
Cooking Classes
2nd and 4th Friday
Fun Fridays
Outside sports and games
Site Hours 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

El Dorado Neighborhood Center:
1343 E. Barstow (Barstow & Fourth)
Phone: (559) 222-2135

Facility Description:
The El Dorado Boys and Girls Club is located behind the Wesley United Methodist Church across the main parking lot. It is located just a couple of blocks from Fresno State’s Bulldog Stadium. Although the club looks small from the outside, there are designated areas of the club to fulfill program standards. Club staff also reserves church rooms and facilities to conduct program meetings. Currently, there is a computer lab, a library, arts and crafts area, and a games area with a pool table and TV. Right outside of the club, we have 2 full-size basketball courts along the Kaboom playground, a play area equipped with swings, slides, and monkey bars.

Calendar of Events
Please visit or call facility for a list of upcoming events (559) 266-3117

Boys & Girls Club Membership Information:
$5 membership includes exclusive opportunities to participate in programs such as Career Launch (college visits), Keystone (community service), Books for Bikes (free bikes during the summer), and reduced tickets to local theme parks such as Black Beards and Wild Waters.

Daily Activities:
Keystone, Open club, Smart girls, Sports, Safer choices, Books 4 bikes, Arts & crafts, Project Learn, Garden, Passports, Wacky Wednesdays, Movie Nights, Family Bingo

Classes and More:
Homework help
Leadership development
Job readiness and placement programs
Special events
College visits
Mentoring/ support system
Football, baseball, and volleyball leagues
Internet and computer access
MUCH MORE!

Visit the Boys and Girls Club of Fresno County for more information

Fink White Neighborhood Center
535 S. Trinity Ave. (Trinity & B St.)
Phone: (559) 233-7512

Facility Description:
Fink White Neighborhood Center is located on Trinity between Whitesbridge and Highway 99. This center has a kitchenette, large social hall, 2 offices, 4 outdoor restrooms, 2 BBQ’s, 4 lighted basketball courts, 1 lighted baseball diamond, 1 lighted soccer field, Tot Lot, a wader pool, and a learner pool.
Approximate Building Square Footage: 2394
Green Space Acreage: 8.72

FUSD Schools in the Area: Columbia Elementary

Additional Activities:
Homework Help
Monday—Fridays (3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Arts and Crafts
Tuesday and Thursdays (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Every Friday is Fun Friday
Site hours 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Daily Activities:
All Activities require membership
Passport to Manhood ages 7 – 10
Mondays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Money Matters  ages 14 – 18
Mondays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Torch Club ages 9 – 12
Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Career Launch ages 14 – 18
Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Junior Achievement ages 7 – 12
Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Keystone ages 14 – 18
Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Triple Play all ages
Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Safer Choices ages 14 – 18
Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Smart girls ages 7 – 12
Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Fink White Amenities:
Outside Amenities: 2 Lighted Tennis Courts, 2 Lighted Outdoor Basketball Courts, 1 Lighted Baseball Diamond, 1 Lighted Softball Diamond, Tot Lot, 1 Soccer Field, Picnic Tables/ BBQ Area, Learner Pool, Wader Pool, 4 Restrooms Building Amenities: Kitchenette, 2 offices, Social Hall, (No Indoor Restrooms)

Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center:
760 Mayor Ave. (A St. & Inyo)
Phone: (559) 488-1502

Facility Description:
Building Description: The Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center is located on Mayor Street near Inyo and A Streets in Southwest Fresno. This center has 2 kitchens, social hall, gymnasium, basketball courts, baseball/softball diamonds, a swimming pool and wading pool.
Approximate Building Square Footage: 14,000 sq. ft.
Green Space Acreage: 3.31 acres

FUSD Schools in the Area: Lincoln Elementary, King Elementary, Edison High, Edison Computech.

Sports and Classes:
Karate– ages 5 to 14
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.—FREE
Cooking Classes– Ages 6 to 14
TBA
Youth Gym Hours
Monday thru Thursday (2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Adult Basketball Gym Hours
Monday thru Thursday 4:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
BMX Field Trips
Please visit or call facility
for upcoming youth leagues  (559) 621-PLAY (7529)

Daily Activities:
Snacks
Monday thru Friday (2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
Game Room
Monday thru Friday (2:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.)
Arts & Crafts
Tuesdays & Thursdays (3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Outdoor Basketball
Monday thru Friday 2:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Site hours 2:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Frank H. Ball Amenities:
Outdoor Amenities: Basketball Courts, Baseball/Softball Diamonds, Children’s Play Area, Picnic Tables/ BBQ Area, Swimming Pool, Wading Pool.
Building Amenities:  2 Kitchens, 2 Offices, Meeting Room, Social Hall, Computer Lab, and Gymnasium. (PARCS will retain 1 office for program registration)

Holmes Neighborhood Center:
212 S. First St. (First & Tulare)
Phone: (559) 488-1500

Facility Description:
Building Description: The Holmes Neighborhood Center is located next to Huntington Boulevard on First Street. This center has a kitchenette, social hall, baseball/softball fields and a wader pool.
Approximate Building Square Footage: 7,000 sq. ft.
Green Space Acreage: 9.75 acres

FUSD Schools in the Area: Rowell Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Jackson Elementary, Yokomi Elementary, Roosevelt High School, and Cesar E. Chavez Adult Education.

Calendar of Events:
Please visit or call facility for a list of upcoming events (559) 621-PLAY (7529)

Sports and Classes:
Break Dancing  ages 12 – 17
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 p.m.
Healthy Cooking all ages
Class Mondays 6 p.m.
Zumba ages 18 + ($15 / month)
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays  6:40 p.m. – 7:40 p.m.
Karate  ages 7 – 13 ($10 / month)
Wednesdays 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
BMX Field Trips (See Staff)
Inquire about Indoor Soccer and Girls Volleyball

Daily Activities:
Arts & Crafts
Mondays & Wednesdays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Snacks
Monday thru Friday 3:30 p.m.
Fitness Activities
Tuesdays & Thursdays  3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Computer Lab
Monday thru Friday
Homework Lab
Monday thru Friday
Site hours 3 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Holmes Amenities: 
Outdoor Amenities: Baseball/Softball Fields, Outdoor Indoor Basketball Courts, Children’s Play Area, Football/Soccer Field, Picnic Tables/BBQs, Volleyball Courts, and Wader Pool. *New Walking path
Building Amenities: Kitchenette, Social Hall, Computer Lab, and Gymnasium, workout room.

Lafayette Neighborhood Center
1516 E. Princeton (Princeton & Blackstone)
Phone: (559) 222-8574

Facility Description:
Building Description: Lafayette Neighborhood Center is located on Princeton just west of Blackstone. This center has a kitchenette, medium social hall, 2 offices, 2 tennis courts, 1 wader pool and a covered picnic table pavilion.
Approximate Building Square Footage: 3,000
Green Space Acreage: 2.5

FUSD Schools in the Area: Hamilton Elementary/Middle School, Heaton Elementary, Manchester Elementary and Fort Miller Middle School

Senior Hot Meal Hours:
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(559) 222-8574

Sports and Classes:
BMX Field Trips
Youth Sports
Homework Help
Computer Lab
Inquire within for more information

New programs:
Mad Scientist (science class)
Hip-Hop Class
Karaoke
Jr. Recreation Leadership Program (Jr. Rec. Leaders)
Entertainment Center – Video games, computers
Battle of the Parks (Special event)
Spring, Summer, and Winter Camps

Daily Activities:
Arts & Crafts
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Snacks
Monday thru Friday
Team Sports
Monday thru Friday
Site hours 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Lafayette Amenities:
Outdoor Amenities: 2 Lighted Tennis Courts, 1 Outdoor Basketball Court, 2 Handball Courts, 1 Softball Diamond, Tot Lot, 1 Soccer Field, Covered Picnic Tables/ BBQ Area, Wader Pool
Building Amenities: Kitchenette, 2 offices, Social Hall and 2 restrooms

Mary Ella Brown Neighborhood Center:
1350 E. Annadale (S. of Jensen Ave, W. of Elm Ave)
Phone: (559) 488-1501

Facility Description:
Mary Ella Brown Community center is located on Annadale between Martin Luther King BLVD and Elm. This center has a Kitchenette, large social hall that holds 250 capacity. Two indoor restrooms, two outside restrooms, Large Swimming Pool, Lighted Basketball Court, Soccer field, Playground area.
Approximate Building Square Footage: 1,415
ADP Class Room: 2,339 sq. ft.
Social Hall: 6,332 sq. ft.
Green Space Acreages: 15

FUSD Schools in the Area: West Fresno Elementary, W.E.B Denoted Elementary school.

Senior Hot Meal Hours:
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(559) 488-1501

Gardening Club
Wednesday & Thursdays 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
College Prep Class
Tuesdays 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Pen Pal  Program
Wednesdays 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Dance Club
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 p.m.
Girl Scouts
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
First Tee Fresno Golf
Mondays 4 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Daily Activities:
Tutoring and Reading
Monday thru Friday 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Snack Time
Monday thru Friday 4 p.m.
Computer Lab
Monday thru Friday 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Crafts / Games
Monday thru Friday 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Physical Fitness
Monday thru Friday 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Dinner & Movie Night
Fridays 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Nutrition (Healthy Habits)
Wednesdays 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Bike Repair
Wednesdays 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Hmong Cultural Arts
Wednesdays 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Site Hours 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

MEB Amenities: 
Outdoor Amenities:  1  Large Lighted Basketball Court, 1 Large Soccer Field, 1 Tot Lot, 2 Outside Restrooms, 1 Large Swimming pool with picnic area and 2 Indoor Restrooms.

Maxie L. Parks Community Center:
1802 E. California (California & Elm)
Phone: (559) 621-2967

Maxie L. Parks Community Center is located on California and Elm just west of the 99 Freeway.
This center has the only NBA regulation gymnasium in the City of Fresno and is used to host several banquets, meetings, special events, tournaments, etc.

FUSD Schools in the area: Lincoln Elementary, Kirk Elementary, Edison Computech Middle School, Edison High School.

Coming Soon: Youth Health Awareness & Senior Aerobics

Sports and Classes
Healthy Lifestyle Club
Girl Scouts
Cooking Classes (for youth)
Youth Nutrition
Youth Sports
Please visit or call facility for upcoming youth leagues – (559) 621-PLAY (7529)

Daily Activities:
Recreation Room
Monday thru Friday (3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Arts and Crafts
Tuesday and Thursday (4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
Indoor / Outdoor Games
Wednesday (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
EOC Snack Program
Monday thru Friday (3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Cooking Class
Tuesday (4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
Game Night
Monday (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Youth Open Gym
Monday thru Thursday (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Open Gym (All Ages)
Friday (3:00 p.m. – Closing)
Movie Night
Friday (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

Maxie L. Parks Amenities:
Recreation Room, Meeting / Conference Room, Atrium, Computer Lab, Kitchen, Gymnasium, Locker Room

Melody Neighborhood Center:
5935 E. Shields (Fowler & Shields)
Phone: (559) 292-7776

Facility Description:
Building Description: Melody Neighborhood Center is located on Fowler and Shields.  2 Pool Tables, 1 Fuse Ball Table, Library, Sports Equipment.
Approximate Building Square Footage: 3,000 sq. ft.
Green Space Acreage: 2.5

FUSD Schools in the Area: Hamilton Elementary/Middle School, Heaton Elementary, Manchester Elementary and Fort Miller Middle School

Calendar of Events
Please visit or call facility for a list of upcoming events (559) 292-7776

Sports and Classes:
BMX Field Trips
Youth Sports
Homework Help
Computer Lab
Inquire within for more information

Daily Activities:
Arts & Crafts
Monday thru Friday
Snacks
Monday thru Friday
Team Sports
Monday thru Friday
Site hours 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Melody Amenities: 
Outdoor Amenities: Skate Ramp Park, 1 Basketball court, 1 tennis court, softball diamond, Field lights are on until 9 p.m. in the summer and 8 p.m. in the winter.
Building Amenities: Kitchenette, 1 office, 1 social hall, computer lab, and one set of restrooms (There is no additional Recreation Center, as there is only one room) 2 pool tables, 1 ping pong table, & 3 fuse ball tables.

Mosqueda Community Center:
4670 E. Butler (Maple & Butler)
Phone: (559) 600-6191

Facility Description:
Building Description: The Sal Mosqueda Community is one of the largest community centers in Fresno. It is located on the southeast corner of Maple and Butler. The center features basketball courts, children’s playground, softball/soccer fields, an auditorium with a stage, picnic tables with barbeques along with a Community Library and Headstart Facility. The center also has a large swimming pool and a 30,000 square foot concrete bike park.
Approximate Building Square Footage: 12,688 sq. ft.

FUSD Schools in the Area: Lane Elementary, Vang Pao Elementary, Winchell Elementary, Burroughs Elementary, Balderas Elementary, Olmos Elementary, Easterby Elementary, Ayer Elementary

Senior Hot Meal Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(559) 454-2652

Sports and Classes:
Youth Sports
Homework Help
Computer Lab
Inquire within for more information

Daily Activities:
Arts & Crafts
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Snacks
Monday thru Friday
Team Sports
Monday thru Friday
Site hours 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Mosqueda Amenities: 
Outdoor Amenities: 1 Barbecue, 1 Baseball/Softball Field, 2 Basketball Courts, 2 Children’s Play Areas, 1 Football/Soccer Field, 1 Bike Park, 1 Parking Lot, 1 Picnic Table, 1 Swimming Pool, 2 Bathrooms
Building Amenities: Kitchenette, 7 Meeting / Conference Rooms, Auditorium Hall, 3 Restrooms

Pinedale Community Center:
7170 N. San Pablo (Herndon & Blackstone)
Phone: (559) 431-6631

Facility Description:
The Pinedale Community Center is located in the Pinedale Community, next to the Pinedale Elementary School. It is North of Herndon Avenue and West of Blackstone Avenue and Highway 41. The center has a social hall, kitchen, computer lab, library, playground, volleyball/basketball courts and a swimming pool.
Approximate Building / Green Space Acreage:  3.5

CUSD Schools in the Area:  Pinedale Elementary School

Sports / Classes:
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Classes
Monday & Tuesday 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
BOSS Leadership Program
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Children’s Dance & Music Classes
Friday 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Field Trips Please visit or call the facility for information

Senior Hot Meal Hours: 
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(559) 974-6720

Daily Activities:
After School Lunch
Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
After School Tutoring
Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Computer Lab
Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Sports
Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Site Hours Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Pinedale Amenities: 
Outdoor Amenities: Volleyball Court, Basketball Court, Playground, Picnic Tables, Swimming Pool, Restroom
Building Amenities: 3 Offices, Social Hall, Computer Lab, Library, Kitchen, Children’s Room

Quigley Neighborhood Center:
808 W. Dakota Ave. (Fruit & Dakota)
Phone: (559) 224-6753

Facility Description:
Quigley Neighborhood Center is located on Dakota between Fruit and West. This center has a kitchenette, large social hall, 2 offices, a learner pool, softball diamond and a soccer field.
Approximate Building Square Footage: 2,248 sq. ft.
Green Space Acreage: 8.60

FUSD Schools in the Area: Williams Elementary, Roeding Elementary, Cooper Middle School

Calendar of Events
JANUARY– Martin Luther King
FEBRUARY– Valentine’s Party
MARCH– St. Patrick’s Day Party
APRIL– Easter Party Celebration
MAY– Cinco De Mayo & Mother’s Day
JUNE– Summer activities
JULY– 4th of July
AUGUST– Back To School
SEPTEMBER– 16th de Septiembre
OCTOBER-  Halloween Party
NOVEMBER-  Thanksgiving
DECEMBER– Christmas Party

Sports and Classes:
Youth  Nutrition
Youth Sports
Computer Room
Monday – Friday 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. All Ages
Homework Lab
Senior Softball
Monday –Thursdays 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
BMX Field Trips
TBA
Inquire within for more information

Daily Activities:
Arts & Crafts
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Outdoor Sports  All Ages
Monday & Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Snacks Ages 18 + Under
Monday—Friday 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Site hours 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Quigley Amenities: 
Outdoor Amenities: 2 Tennis Courts, 2 Outdoor Basketball Courts, 1 Softball Diamond, Tot Lot, 1 Soccer Field, Picnic Tables/ BBQ Area, 1 Sand Volleyball Court, Learner Pool, 2 Restrooms
Building Amenities: Kitchenette, 2 offices, Social Hall, (No Indoor Restrooms)

Sunset Neighborhood Center:
1345 W. Eden (W. of West Ave & S. of Kearney Blvd)

Facility Description:
The Sunset Community Center is located on the southwest corner of Kearney Blvd and West Avenue across from the ponding basin. The Center is one of four smaller neighborhood centers operated by the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department which offers a children’s playground and a rich variety of programs, activities, and services to the entire community for all ages.

FUSD Schools in the Area: Sunset Elementary, Edison-Bethune Charter Academy, Columbia Elementary, Gaston Middle School, Computech Middle School, Edison High School

Calendar of Events
Please visit or call facility for a list of upcoming events (559) 493-9170

Educational Enrichment Program
Our Educational Enrichment Program provides tutoring, mentoring, recreation, and peer leadership training to youth within the community.

Community Volunteer Program
Focused on our commitment to involve the local community and churches, residents are encouraged to volunteer in programs, outreac, and administrative roles.

Feed Fresno
Hot meals are provided daily to youth participants.  Community dinners are held throughout the year for community residents.  Monday thru Friday

Daily Activities:
Kickball
Mondays 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fitness Activities
Wednesdays 5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Ceramics and Sewing
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Dinner 17 and under
Monday thru Friday 5:00 p.m.
Homework Assistance
Monday thru Friday 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Arts & Crafts
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Computer Lab
Monday thru Friday 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cooking
Wednesdays 5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Site Hours 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunset Amenities:
Outdoor Amenities:  1 Barbecue, 1 Children’s Play Area, 1 Community Center, 1 Computer Lab, 1 Kitchen, 1 Picnic Table, 1 Restroom, 1 Social Hall, 1 Wading Pool

Ted C. Wills Community Center:
770 N. San Pablo Ave. (Blackstone & Belmont)
Phone: (559) 621-6732

Facility Description:
Building Description: The Ted C. Wills Community Center is located on San Pablo between Olive and Belmont. This center has a kitchen, social hall, computer lab, and gymnasium.
Available Space: Approximately 7,000 square feet of shared modular workspaces, 3 offices, recreation room and shared usage of social hall and gymnasium
Approximate Building Square Footage: 41,000 sq. ft.
Green Space Acreage: 1.5 acres

FUSD Schools in the Area: Anthony Elementary, Lowell Elementary, Valley Arts & Science Academy (VASA), and JE Young Academic Center.

Senior Hot Meal Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(559) 621-6742

Sports and Classes:
Theatre / Drama Class
Art Class
Cooking Class
BMX Field Trips
Inquire about Indoor Soccer and Girls Volleyball

Daily Activities:
Arts & Crafts
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Snacks
Monday through Friday starting at 3:00 p.m.
Site hours 3 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Ted C. Wills Amenities: 
Outdoor Amenities: Children’s Play Area, Picnic Tables, BBQs and Verna Duty Garden.
Building Amenities: Kitchen, 3 Offices, 3 shared modular workspaces, social hall, computer lab, meeting/conference rooms, and gymnasium.

City of Fresno Parks, Afterschool, Recreation, and Community Services:
We Create Community Through People, Parks, and Programs.

For more information visit our links below:
Parks & Recreation Information
Facilities Information
Sports Registration

Recreation Administration Office
Located At:
Ted C. Wills Community Center –
PARCS Administration Building
770 N. San Pablo Ave, Fresno, CA 93728

Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Questions?
Call us at (559) 621-PLAY (7529)

Fresno Recreation Outdoor Group (F.R.O.G)

Fresno Recreation Outdoor Group Logo

The Fresno Recreation Outdoor Group’s mission is empowering individuals to lead a healthy lifestyle within their family, community, and environment. F.R.O.G’s vision is 1) utilizing the great outdoors to provide family bonding experiences and healthy lifestyle education for all ages 2) providing environmental education through California Certified Naturalists and environmentally friendly partnerships 3) creating stewards of the land by providing volunteer opportunities locally and all throughout the San Joaquin Valley, and 4) to inspire individuals in urban communities to environmental exploration and education.

Exciting News for F.R.O.G.

Thanks to your votes, F.R.O.G. has won a $20,000 grant thru the NRPA / Disney Meet Me At The Park Grant Contest! For more information on Jr. Naturalist Workshops, upcoming hikes, and our service project keep checking back here.

Join the F.R.O.G. database to receive priority registration on upcoming outdoor excursions – Click the Online Registration button below and click on the “F.R.O.G. Fresno Recreation Outdoor Group” link.

Questions? Call (559) 621-PLAY (7529) Monday thru Friday 9 am to 3 pm

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 $3.52 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).

In addition to serving lunches, a friendly social environment is offered, which provides the opportunity to build new friendships and expand your interests. Activities include, but are not limited to:

Bingo – Ceramics – Exercise – Crafts – Special Events – Monthly Social Dances – Watercolor – Volunteer Opportunities

Each center is unique in its own activities; please call for specific information. Don’t sit at home alone. Visit the site nearest you to enjoy a nutritious hot lunch, recreation activities, and the company of others.

Site Locations and Hours:

  • Lafayette Neighborhood Center – 1516 E. Princeton Ave. – 9 am to 1 pm – (559) 222-8574
  • Mary Ella Brown Community Center – 1350 E. Annadale Ave. – 9 am to 1 pm – (559) 233-1012
  • Mosqueda Community Center – 4670 E. Butler Ave. – 9 am to 1 pm –  (559) 454-2652
  • Pinedale Community Center – 7170 N. San Pablo Ave. – 9 am to 1 pm – (559) 974-6720
  • Senior Citizens Village – 1917 S. Chestnut Ave. – 9 am to 1 pm – (559) 456-8173
  • Ted C. Wills Community Center – 770 N. San Pablo Ave. – 9 am to 1 pm – (559) 621-6742
  • FMAAA (Partner-Agency) – 3837 N. Clark – 8 am to 4:30 pm – (559) 600-4405

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

Senior Hot Meals and Recreation Program Brochure (Spanish Version)

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, which acts as cash, for a reduced rate of $5.

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

LINKS TO OTHER SENIOR SERVICES

Fresno-Madera Area on Aging
Alzheimer’s Association
SER – Jobs for Progress
NCOA National Council on Aging
3302 N. Blackstone Ave. Suite 221, Fresno, CA 93726
Inside Manchester Center
Local contact: Raymond Boughton
Phone: (559) 230-4005
Email: rboughton23ncoascsep@gmail.com

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.

ParkRX

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

Therapeutic Recreation

Located at Inspiration Park – 5770 W. Gettysburg Ave, 93722

A variety of programs for participants of all abilities include:
Social dances, adaptive sports, cultural inclusive activities, inclusive hands-on science, and theme-based adaptive special events.

For more information on Therapeutic Recreation Programs at Inspiration Park, please call (559) 621-PLAY (7529) Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.

2018 Bitty Outdoor Soccer

Ages 3 to 6
The season begins the week of September 4, 2018
6-week league – hour long games – no practice days

Ages 3 to 4 Options:
Choose one day – Tuesday or Thursday – Time Range 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Games Played at Todd Beamer Park 1890 E. Plymouth (Maple / Plymouth)
Or choose Saturdays – Time Range 8:00 a.m. to  3:00 p.m. – Games played at Orchid Park – 3420 W. Fir (Herndon / Valentine)

Ages 5 to 6 Option:
Saturdays Only – Time Range 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Games played at Orchid Park – 3420 W. Fir (Herndon / Valentine)

Spaces are limited! Sign up now!

Registration Fee – $65 (Players will receive team jersey and trophy)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE – FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018 BY 3 P.M.
**Request to play on the same team as your friends or family!**
An email will be sent to you a week prior to the season to give a full 6-week schedule.
Picture day at additional cost with the photographer.

3 WAYS TO REGISTER –

  1. Register Online – debit or credit card only– by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 12th
  2. Over the phone at (559) 621-PLAY (7529) – debit or credit card only– by 3 p.m. on Friday, August 10th
  3. Walk-in at the Ted C. Wills Community Center – 77 0 N. San Pablo, 93728 – by 3 p.m. on Friday, August 10th

Office hours Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Questions? Please call  (559) 621-PLAY (7529)

2018 Bitty Outdoor Soccer Flyer

*Effective October 1, 2015, all credit card transactions will be assessed a 2.3%  convenience fee.

Jr. Flag Football

Boys and Girls Ages 5 to 12
Season Begins Saturday, September 22, 2018

Divisions

  • K to 1*(Ages 5 to 6) *Instructional League
  • 2 to 3 (Ages 7 to 9) 4 to 6 (Ages 10 to 12)

Six Week Season – practice days(decided with your coach at the parent meeting)
Request to play on the same team as your friends and family!
Please note, an e-mail will be sent informing you of the parent meeting by Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

All Games will be held at the following location –
SELMA LAYNE PARK – Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 2065 E. Shepherd Ave. Fresno, CA 93720

Registration Fee – $65 includes jersey, flags, and trophy Exact Cash, Debit / Credit, or Money Order made payable to the City of Fresno
Picture day at additional cost with the photographer.

3 Ways to Register –

  1. Register Online by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 26th
  2. Over the phone during office hours at (559) 621-7529 by 3 p.m. on Friday, August 24th
  3. Walk-in at the Ted C. Wills Community Center 770 N. San Pablo, 93728 by 3 p.m. on Friday, August 24th

Office hours Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For any additional questions please call (559) 621-PLAY (7529)

Volunteer Coaches  Needed!  Contact:  Janell Olivares for more information at – (559) 621-6718 or Janell.Olivares@fresno.gov

2018 Jr. Flag Football Flyer

Register for camps, sports, or leagues, today!