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.

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.


  1. The City implemented a 2.4% Service Fee for all credit card payments effective September 1, 2017. Individuals paying in person will be charged this fee, and we will be implementing this for online payments at a future date.

  1. Fall Adult Softball Registrations Now Open

    Do you like to play softball? The City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department offers adult softball for men, women, coed, competitive and recreational leagues. Read on...
  2. Enjoy Free Movies in the Park

    Spend your Friday evenings in Graceada Park's Mancini Bowl for free family movies. Read on...
  3. 2018 Fall Activity Guide Available Now

    Join your neighbors, friends and children in new classes and activities this fall. The Fall 2018 Activity Guide is available for viewing now. Read on...
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