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. Adult Paint-Along Classes Begin Soon

    Adult Paint-Along classes for ages 18+ begin Thursday, September 22, 2016. Read on...
  2. 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...
  1. Fall Swim Classes Beginning Soon

    The City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department offers year-round swim lessons. Read on...
  2. Fall Art Classes Begin September 7th

    Sign up your 8-14 year old for a class in painting, printmaking or cartooning! Adults can take part in an oil painting class at the Senior Center or learn painting technique in an Adult Paint-Along at the Mistlin Gallery. Read on...
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