Recreation & Community Services

COVID-19 Response Plan

Due to the pandemic, all classes, programs, events, and facility rentals have been suspended or modified to meet State and County health guidelines.


  • Tennis Courts are opened to public daily from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Signs with play requirements and court reservations for classes are posted at the each court entrance.
  • To reserve for the Softball / Soccer Field, please call (714) 690-3350 or stop by the Community Center during normal business hours to make a reservation. FIELD USAGE AGREEMENT FORM
  • All park / recreation equipment rentals are cancelled until further notice.

Recreation Classes

Teen Programs

  • Teen programs are being modified to meet the health guidelines. See Teen Webpage

Senior Programs

  • Weekly Senior Club meetings are suspended until further notice.  
  • Meals on Wheels will continue to deliver meals to clients. (Residents are encouraged to call 714-690-3350 should they know of any senior resident who could benefit from this service at this time.)  
  • Connecting Neighbors: If a senior resident needs assistance shopping or picking up prescriptions please call 714-690-3350 to schedule a drop-off.

Aquatic Programs

  • All 2021 aquatics programs at JFK High School and La Palma Intercommunity Hospital are cancelled.

Department Mission

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

Department Vision

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

Department Structure

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Create Unity in Community"