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.

  1. Youth Tennis Lessons

    Modesto Parks and Recreation and Future Stars 2000's are offering Saturday tennis lessons for youth taught in a fun and positive atmosphere. Read on...
  2. Entries Being Accepted for City of Modesto Holiday Parade

    The annual City of Modesto Holiday Parade is Saturday, December 3rd at 5:30pm in downtown Modesto. Applications are now being accepted for entry into the Parade. Applications will be accepted through Monday, November 14. Read on...
  1. Fall Soccer Begins Soon

    Soccer classes brought to you by the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department in partnership with Kidz Love Soccer begin Saturday, September 24 Read on...
  2. Line Dance Classes Begin September 26th

    Learn basic line dance steps and combinations to a variety of music and rhythms: Jazz, Hip Hop, Rhythm and Blues, Soul and Latin. Read on...
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