Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Upcoming Events

Parks master plan vision 2030

The City of Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is currently in the process of creating a much needed Comprehensive Park Master Plan.  The Comprehensive Park Master Plan will create a clear vision, an action plan, an updated financial strategy plan, and serve to define a clear path for providing parks, recreation and community services needs for the City of Riverside through 2030. Click here to view the complete Request for Proposal.

Parks Master Plan Vision 2030 | Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Opportunities to participate and help define the vision!

Community workshops will be held in all Wards for community input on how the parks system can enhance your quality of life. Workshops will be held on the following dates and locations.  Workshops will begin at 6 p.m. and last about 2 - 3 hours.  If you aren't sure what Ward you live in, please click here for map.  Please RSVP for your desired workshop with your name and guest(s) names along with phone numbers to or 951.826.2000.  Light refreshments will be available.

Workshop 1 (Ward 1) • March 29 • Dales Senior Center
Workshop 2 (Ward 2) • March 29 • Stratton Community Center
Workshop 3 (Ward 3) • April 5 • Joyce Jackson Community Center
Workshop 4 (Ward 4) • April 5 • Orange Terrace Community Center
Workshop 5 (Ward 5) • April 12 • Renck Community Center
Workshop 6 (Ward 6) • April 12 • Arlanza Community Center
Workshop 7 (Ward 7) • April 19 • La Sierra Senior Center

Online Survey Link (pending) – Tentatively scheduled for the last two weeks of April.  Please check back to participate in the survey.  

Summer programs open house

Don't miss this opportunity to get a sneak peek and early registration for summer camps, programs and swim lessons before opened to the public and summer begins! Get a head start and plan your family's summer early. The Open House will include various "countries" in the form of camp booths with camp counselors and demonstrations, swim lesson level tests with certified lifeguards, activities for youth, sports demonstrations and much more.

Saturday, April 14 at Bobby Bonds Park/Sippy Woodhead Pool • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Free • Pre-registration is required. Register online here.

Opportunity to receive your program for free! Visit more "countires"/booths and get more opportunities to win! (Sponsored by the Riverside Community Services Foundation).

Dance dance Riverside!

Does your group have what it takes to be the next Dance, Dance Riverside Champions! Groups of two-ten of any dance style are encouraged to register for the competition. The top 20 groups dance live at one of the Rhythm of Riverside Summer Concerts (held Wednesday evenings, June 13 - July 25, excluding July 4) and have a chance to win up to $2,000 in cash and prizes and be named the inaugural Dance, Dance Riverside Champions. Auditions are held at the César Chávez Auditorium (2060 University Ave.) from 5:30 - 9 p.m.

Open Auditions!

  • Download an application online or pick one up at any community center.
  • Auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 15 for ages 5 - 12 and Teen auditions on Wednesday, May 16 for ages 13 - 18.
  • Registration closes Sunday, May 13. Registration will not be accepted the night of auditions.

$5 per person. Register online here.