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Recreation Programs & Information

Welcome and thank you for visiting the online home of the El Cerrito Recreation Department. Whether you're looking for recreational programming, hours of operation, or the perfect location to host a wedding or special event, we have something for you!

The City of El Cerrito Recreation Department offers a variety of family activities and programs, including visual arts, sports, tutoring, performing arts, swimming, child care, martial arts, and special events! Come join us today!            

Summer 2015 rECguide


July is Park & Recreation Month!

Parks and Recreation makes lives and communities better now and in the future.

Through a statewide public opinion research, 98% of California households visit a local park at least once a year; two in three households visit a park once a month; 50% of households participate in an organized recreation program; and most park use is with family and friends.

Residents value recreation as it provides positive alternatives for children and youth to reduce crime and mischief especially during nonschool hours; it promotes the arts, it increases social connections; aids in therapy; and promotes lifelong learning.

Residents value their parks for access to outdoor spaces for children and adults to play and be active; exercise and group sports.

Parks provide access to the serenity and the inspiration of nature and outdoor spaces as well as preserve and protect the historic, natural and cultural resources in our community.

The Recreation Department is providing you with a Recreation Activities Calendar to get you started with a daily suggested activity. Use this month to explore all the parks and recreational activities. Out of ideas? Contact us and we can create more together. 

July Park and Recreation Month Calendar

July Park and Recreation Month Calendar

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Christopher Jones
Recreation Director 

7007 Moeser Ln.
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Recreation Department Email
Ph: (510) 559-7000
Fx: (510) 528-9413

Mondays:  8am - 5pm
Tuesdays:  8am - 6pm
Wednesdays:  8am - 5pm
Thursdays:  8am - 6pm
Alternate Fridays:  8am - 5pm
(closed every other Friday)

Closed Friday Dates
City News
Athletic Field at Castro Park Closed for Renovation
The Athletic Field at Castro Park (Norvell Street) is temporarily closed for renovation. The field is expected to re-open in mid September, 2015. Additional Info about field renovation...
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