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|Community & Recreation Services Department|
Welcome to the Community and Recreation Services Department
|The Community Services Department provides for the protection and enhancement of City parks, recreation facilities, and community services. Through planning, information, and direct stewardship, the Department aims at improving the safety and quality of life in West Covina. Objectives inherent in this effort require not only promoting positive social behavior, interaction with others, self discovery, and skill development, but also implementing and supporting a wide variety of services for all ages, backgrounds, and needs through use of the Department's administrative and collaborative resources. |
In 2013, the City of West Covina was selected as a "Playful City USA" honoree by KaBoom!
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Residents are encouraged to browse the the Community Recreation Guide for a full description of the many healthy and productive leisure related services offered by the City of West Covina. For a nominal cost, activities available include after school recreation, Tiny Tots, aquatics, adult sports, summer day camps, and classes. Athletic field, facility, and park reservations are also available for persons planning an athletic event, wedding, birthday party or other event. Additional information park and faciitty rentals can be located on the Park & Facility Rentals page on our web site.
The Senior Center, located at 2501 East Cortez Street, offers needed services to seniors within the West Covina community. Services provided include but are not limited to senior recreation, social services, housing, legal, and financial assistance, health education, aid for the disabled, and nutrition programs. Counseling and support services for seniors can also be found at the facility. Transportation resources available to help bring seniors to the Center complement these services. Staff also provides opportunity for trips and excursions and special classes. Please visit the Senior Center page on our web site for additional information.
A myriad of community events have been coordinated through the Community Services Department. These activities promise lots of attraction and entertainment and certainly great fun. On a smaller scale, some of the Department's community facilities also feature special events for the whole family. Make sure to frequently visit this web page, review the Community Recreation Guide, and read the Discover West Covina monthly newsletter to keep updated on events coordinated through the Department. You may also visit the City Events Calendar page for upcoming City sponsored events.
The Department operates four transportation programs: the City's fixed route shuttle service (Go West), a Dial-A-Ride service, and a Recreation Transit Program. Additional information can be located on the Transit Info page on our web site.
Day Care Program
West Covina Day Care Programs provide a stimulating, safe and family nurturing environment for kindergarten - 5th grade children before and after school. Our program is designed to promote physical, emotional and social well being for your child. In addition, we believe that the children in our care will develop a positive confident concept of themselves as worthwhile individuals and as able learners. Activities we offer include homework time, snack time, arts, crafts, recreation activities, and off-site excursions. Additional information can be located on the Day Care page on our web site.
Community Outreach Services
The Department helps provide needed services to residents in the community who may be low income, homeless, physically or mentally challenged, elderly, or non-English speaking. These services are offered to help residents improve their independence and quality of life. Arrangements are generally made to bring representatives from outside agencies into the community; however, the Department also coordinates its own programs. Through the Community Development Block Grant Program, for instance, the Department administers financial assistance to community groups, youths, and families.