About Our Department


The city is proud to announce that the Parks and Recreation Department will now be the Community Services Department. This change is part of a larger city-wide reorganization, which includes the combining of the Park Maintenance division and Engineering with the Public Works Department. This reorganization provides a great opportunity for the Community Services Department to revitalize and re-envision itself. The department has developed a strategic plan that will help define the vision for the future. There will be opportunity for you to provide feedback about our programs and services.

The Community Services Department strives to make our community better now and in the future by providing quality recreation programs and parks for our residents.  We create community through people, parks, and programs!  We enhance our community by providing innovative community events, leisure time activities, and services to meet the recreational needs of the residents of our community.  We provide swim instruction for all ages and maintain and operate the Smith Park Pool complex.  With the San Gabriel Unified School District and the Garvey School District, we provide after-school programs for our youth. 

For older adults we offer recreational programs, transportation, nutritional meals and assist with social services (case management).

We provide something for everyone at a reasonable cost through our interesting, fulfilling and fun activity classes for youth, adults and seniors. See the latest edition of our recreation guide, The GUIDE, for detailed information on classes, upcoming arts, cultural and recreational activities.

Strategic Plan

The Community Services Department recently embarked on a first-ever strategic planning process designed to guide the department's efforts through 2020.  The plan is entitled, "Playing Our Strengths: A Five-Year Strategic Plan for the Community Services Department".
To view information on the Strategic Plan, Click Here.  For more information on this project please contact Community Services at (626) 308-2875 or send us an email

We have been bringing people together to celebrate, learn and and enjoy their community for over 100 years! 
Little Boy in Front of Yellow and Blue Snail Sculpture