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Welcome to the Community 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!
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 on park and facility rentals can be located on the Parks and Community Services Facilities page on our web site.
The Cortez Community & Senior Center, located at 2501 East Cortez Street, offers services to seniors within the West Covina community. Services provided include but are not limited to senior recreation, social services, housing, legal, 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 are available to help bring seniors to the Senior Center. Staff also provides opportunities for trips, excursions, and special classes. Please visit the Cortez Park Community & 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, 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 monthly Discover West Covina Newsletter to keep updated on events coordinated through the Department. You may also visit the City Calendar page for upcoming City sponsored events.
The Department operates three 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 Services 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.
The East San Gabriel Valley Coalition has Winter Shelters that open December 1st. The shelters rotate every two weeks. Please see attachment for locations. Winter Shelter Locations
Additional Information can be found at our Homeless Resources Page.
For more information and resources please see our Community Resource Guide