Recreation and Community Services

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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 more information on current classes, leisure activities and programs, please visit our online registration page. Click here for our monthly MPK Recreation Connection Newsletter. 

"We work so that you can play!"

Civic Superstar

Now taking volunteer applications for Monterey Park students, 1st-5th grade, to lead the Pledge of Allegiance during a regular City Council meeting. Only one student per regular meeting date will be randomly selected. Must be Monterey Park resident. Click on the link to register.Children doing the pledge of allegiance.

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

We believe the quality of life is improved through healthy lifestyles, 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.


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

Hispanic Heritage Month Digital Signage Blue (1) (1)
Dia de los Muertos Altar 2023
Hispanic Heritage Month- Fiesta Dance 09-28-23
Alley Cats Show and Morongo Casino Trip 10-04-23
Electric Park DJ Flyer 10-14-2023
Monster Mash Flyer 10-19-2023
UCLA APHC Health Fair 10-28-2023
Langley Halloween Dance 10-31-2023