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. Line Dance Classes Begin January 30th.

    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...
  2. Scotts MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Free Competion returning to Modesto in March

    Saturday, March 4th, the City of Modesto's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department will host Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Competition for youth aged 7 to 12 at Beyer Community Park, 3700 Beyer Park Drive at 9:00 am. Read on...
  1. 2017 Winter/Spring Activity Guide Available Online

    The 2017 Winter/Spring Activity Guide is now available. Read on...
  2. Winter/Spring 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, January 21st Read on...
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