Recreation & Community Services

Monterey Park Community: Are you ready to participate in recreational and educational activities? 

 The City of Monterey Park is preparing and restructuring our programs with new safeguards slow the spread of COVID-19. In order to prioritize and propose modified programs, we need your input. The City of Monterey Park continues to implement protocols to protect the health and safety of the Monterey Park community. Based on your current comfort level in participating in public programs, please complete the survey to assist staff in preparing for the potential reopening of facilities and activities. 

 Please CLICK HERE to take a quick survey. 

Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the following programs are canceled until further notice: contract classes, leisure programs and facility/field rentals. Basketball courts, picnic shelters, playgrounds, pools and city hall are closed until further notice. Park open spaces may be utilized if physical distancing is maintained.

City staff will continue to be available by email or phone.

Tennis and Pickleball Courts Reopen May 16 with Restrictions
On Saturday, May 16, 2020, the City of Monterey Park will reopen tennis and pickleball courts. The city is opening these amenities with strict health guidelines provided by the LA County Public Health Department in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The city will continue to assess daily operations and safety guidelines and will make modifications as needed. 

Specific restrictions and safety guidelines required at the tennis and pickleball courts as directed by the LA County Health Officer Order include: 

  • Physical distancing of six feet must be maintained at all times.
  • Only singles play will be permitted.
  • Each participant must bring their own equipment with their initials on each ball. Participants will only be permitted to handle their own pickleball and tennis balls.
  • Participants will be required to wear face covering at all times except during play.
  • Bring water and hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes to wash and sanitize hands frequently.
  • A maximum of one-hour play will be allowed when others are waiting.

Failure to follow these regulations may result in court closure. 

The following sites will be reopened under the provided restrictions and safety guidelines: 

  • Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave. - two tennis courts
  • Garvey Ranch Park, 781 S. Orange Ave - two tennis courts
  • George Elder Park, 1950 Wilcox Ave. - four tennis courts
  • Highlands Park, 400 Casuda Canyon Dr. - two tennis courts
  • Sequoia Park, 750 Ridgecrest St. - two tennis courts
  • Sierra Vista Park, 311 N. Rural Dr. - one pickleball court
  • Sunnyslopes Park, 1599 Sunnyslope Dr. - two tennis courts

We will provide more information as it becomes available to us. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

For more information, please visit www.montereypark.ca.gov/coronavirus.

Mission

The Monterey Park Recreation and Community Services Department enriches lives and fosters harmony within the community through citywide programs and special events.

We believe quality of life is improved through healthy life styles, educational and recreational opportunities, public participation, respect, compassion, and enhancement of our urban forest.

We accomplish this through community outreach, quality programming, activities and events, safe, and well-maintained parks and facilities, and an aesthetically pleasing environment that is provided by professional and caring employees, contractors and volunteers.

Responsibilities

The Recreation and Community Services Department is responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and delivery of recreational and leisure time activities. The programs are to promote the well being and enjoyment of life for the city’s residents through the fulfillment of their recreational, cultural, social and educational needs.

In addition to the recreational activities the department operates the city’s Dial-A-Ride service, Volunteer Programs, Cable TV (MPK-TV), and coordinates the monthly publication of the Cascades newspaper.

For information about current class schedules, please visit our online registration page.

Commissions

Commissions that serve as advisory bodies for the Recreation and Community Services Department: