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El Cerrito Swim Center
Beginning September 1, 2023, the City Council adopted fees for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year will be implemented at the Swim Center.
The Swim Center is excited about a big change to the Annual Passes (Fitness, Masters and Masters+). All Annual Passes are now valid on City Holidays! Previously, no passes were allowed to be used on Holidays and instead every swimmer pays a $10 Resident or $12 Non-Resident fee. Starting 9/1/23, as an additional benefit to the Annual Pass, you can use it for City Holidays including Labor Day, Veteran's Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and many more. Purchase yours today by visiting www.el-cerrito.org/onlinereg, click on "Aquatic Passes" and purchase the Annual Swim Pass 23-24.
On Labor Day, Monday 9/4/23, the El Cerrito Swim Center will have Holiday Hours from 7am-12pm. Hours are for Fitness Swim only including Lap Swim, Water Walking, and Independent Exercise. No Masters, Gators, Water Aerobics, rECswim, or Swim Lessons. Rates are $10 Resident and $12 Non-Resident. The 15-Punch and 30-Day Pass are NOT valid on Holidays.
NEW! The Annual Pass can now be used on City Holidays!
Splash Park will also be open from 7am-12pm. Price is $5 per person ages 7 years and under with their parent/guardian/caregiver.
The Recycling Center and Office will be closed Monday, September 4th, in observance of Labor Day. The Center will re-open at 8:30am on Tuesday, September 5th.
Recycling + Environmental Resource Center Tour starts in the interpretive area next to the Exchange Zone.
Free Public Tour of the City of El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center for individuals and small groups. Please contact us for more information via email.
Large group tours can be scheduled---fees apply.
Please join City staff and other volunteers at Baxter Creek Gateway Park in this jewel on the Ohlone Greenway. The activities will include litter removal, invasive plant removal and native plant care. All ages are welcome (under 13 with guardian). All participants must complete a Volunteer Registration Form before working. Please wear long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toe shoes. You may also want to bring a water bottle to use while you are working. The City will provide tools, bags, gloves, and sanitizer. There are no bathrooms at the park. We will meet at 10am at Conlon Ave and the Ohlone Greenway. RSVP by email or phone is appreciated.
The Environmental Quality Committee meets at City Hall on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. Click on the link to the right for more information about the EQC.
Meeting agendas are typically available at least 3 days prior to the meeting. An icon will appear in the lower right corner of this page when the agenda for this meeting is available for download.
Available at Upper Cerrito Vista Park, adjacent to the tennis courts, across from the tennis court's parking lot, entrance off of Avis, across from Prospect Sierra School.
The Economic Development Committee meets on the 3rd Monday of the month in the El Cerrito City Hall Council Chambers. Click on the "Download Agenda" button to view the agenda.
Swim Center is closed as of 4pm on Tuesday 9/19/23 due to poor air quality. There will be no programs for the remainder of the day. Please check back for updates on tomorrows programs.
The Committee on Aging typically meets at City Hall (unless indicated) on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 3:00 pm and/or via Zoom. See link to this year's schedule of regular meetings on to the right. Regular meeting agendas are typically available at least 3 days prior to the meeting. An icon will appear in the upper right corner of this page when the agenda for this meeting is available for download. Click on the link to the right for more information about the Committee on Aging.
SWIM CENTER WILL REMAIN CLOSED ON 9/20/23 UNTIL AT LEAST 4PM DUE TO POOR AIR QUALITY. WE WILL ASSESS THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON AND UPDATE THE WEBSITE AGAIN ABOUT EVENING PROGRAMS BEFORE 4PM.
The Swim Center is closed for evening programs today, Wednesday 9/20/23, due to poor air quality. Please continue to check the website for updates.
The Swim Center will be opening for regularly scheduled programs today, 9/21/23.
Join your fellow community member volunteers in protecting the waters of Baxter Creek, San Francisco Bay and the California Coast by removing litter from entering the storm drains in this annual pre-rainy season event. Participants from all along the California Coast will be working together on this day to clean-up and prevent trash from polluting the Pacific Ocean. Participants should wear sturdy closed-toed shoes. All volunteers under 18 years of age are required to have completed a waiver with a parent or guardian’s signature.
El Cerrito Plaza. Parking lot of Lucky's (1000 El Cerrito Plaza).
Tri-City Safety Day is fast approaching! Come meet the first responders from El Cerrito, Kensington, and Albany from 11am to 3pm! Check out the Fire Engines, Trucks, Patrol Cars and other first-responding vehicles in the parking lot of Lucky's (1000 El Cerrito Plaza). We hope to see you there! For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
El Cerrito Recreation is hosting the first Play Like a Girl+, a program to expand opportunities for girls to play sports in community parks and recreation. This event is taking place from 9am-1pm, and parking will be limited. They will also be using the first three lanes in the Emery G. Weed III Lap Pool to introduce girls to swim team!
http://el-cerrito.org/1642/Play-Like-a-GirlThe City of El Cerrito Recreation Department will host its first annual Play Like a Girl+ event on Sunday, September 24th, 2023 from 9am-1pm. The event aims to build upon AB 2404, which was signed into California law to expand opportunities for girls to play sports in community parks and recreation. The goal of Play Like a Girl+ is to introduce girls+ in grades 2-6 to a variety of sports in a fun-filled setting as well as provide encouragement and resources for long-term involvement in athletics.
The event will take place at the El Cerrito Community Center and Cerrito Vista Park, and is free to participants though advance registration is required. After a welcome from the keynote speaker, participants will get to experience two athletic sessions in which they are introduced to a sport that interests them, as well as visit booths of local sports clubs and teams.
Registration will open on Thursday, August 10th at noon. At the time of registration, girls+ will be provided a list of sports being featured at the event, and will choose their top 3. Assignments will be provided closer to the event.
REGISTRATION FORM - NOW AVAILABLE!
*To ensure that our community is inclusive and equitable, we are intentionally using a ‘+’ in Girl+ to include cis, trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, gender queer and any female-identified individuals.http://el-cerrito.org/1642/Play-Like-a-Girl
El Cerrito City Hall
The Park and Recreation Commission typically meets at City Hall (unless indicated) on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm. See link to this year's schedule of regular meetings on to the right. Regular meeting agendas are typically available at least 3 days prior to the meeting. An icon will appear in the upper right corner of this page when the agenda for this meeting is available for download. Click on the link to the right for more information about the Park and Recreation Commission.