Parks, Recreation & Neighborhoods

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The dedicated employees of the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department can be found throughout the community.

​We are the people who plan, develop and rent parks and facilities throughout the City. We plan programming for all residents, young, old and in-between. We coordinate and register you for sports programs, such as: Adult Softball, Jr. Giants and swim lessons.

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We manage and recruit volunteers for special events and city-wide clean-ups, such as: Love Modesto and trail maintenance. We partner with local neighborhoods and businesses to better the community and leverage assets, such as: Modesto Band of Stanislaus County (MoBand) and Modesto City Schools. We run programming at remote sites, such as: Maddux Youth Center, Neighborhood Center at Marshal Park and the Senior Citizen's Center. We pride ourselves in creating community through people, parks and programs.​​Through the department's divisions, a service delivery system has been established that reflects the City Council’s strategic plan. We strive to meet and exceed the open space and recreation needs and address the priorities of the community. Programs and services are continually evaluated and modified to address the changing needs and desires of Modesto’s residents and visitors.​
Please Note: As of September 1, 2017 persons paying by debit or credit card in person will be charged a 2.4% service fee for transactions. On or after March 1, 2018 persons paying by debit or credit card online will be charged a 2.4% service fee for transactions.

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