The City of Palo Alto has a long and proud history of investing in Recreation. It is what makes Palo Alto a desirable place to live and work. Through diverse and innovative programs, Palo Alto Recreation plays an important role in creating a healthy community.
A primary focus of the Recreation Division is youth wellbeing in Palo Alto. The 41 Developmental Assets is a youth wellbeing framework that guides our program development. Providing safe and positive experiences for youth and teens, while giving them a voice in community decision making is a core value for all Recreation staff.
The Recreation Division of Community Services oversees several facilities including the historic Lucie Stern Community Center, Mitchell Park Community Center, Cubberley Community Center, and Rinconada Pool. The Recreation staff coordinates a variety of recreation programs including Middle School Athletics, Teen Center, Palo Alto Youth Council, year round Life-Long Learning classes, adult sports leagues and a dynamic summer camp and aquatics program.
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Palo Alto Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation Master Plan
We need your help in charting the future of our parks, facilities and recreation program.