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.


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.

  1. Summer Archery Classes Begin Soon

    Summer Archery Classes for youth/families brought to you by the City of Modesto's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department and Yahi Bowmen of Modesto. Read on...
  2. Summer Soccer Begins Soon

    Summer Soccer Classes brought to you by the City of Modesto and Kidz Love Soccer begin April 14. Read on...
  3. Lifeguard Training

    Lifeguard and Title 22 Course Available

    Ever wanted to be a Lifeguard? Want to spend the summer out at the pool, enjoying the sun and earning money at the same time? Attend the Lifeguard and Title 22 Course in May. Read on...
  4. Activity Guide Cover Summer 2018

    2018 Summer Activity Guide Available Now

    To learn what activities and programs the City of Modesto and their partners are offering this summer, check out the Summer 2018 Activity Guide. Read on...
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    Modesto Junior Giants Summer Baseball Registration

    This FREE eight week non-competitive baseball program focuses on the fundamentals of baseball through the “Junior Giants’ four Bases of Character” - Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork. Read on...
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