Our department serves community members and visitors to our city of all ages. We strive to provide the highest quality community services, youth and adult activities, and access to parks and facilities. Our mission is to increase the quality of living for the citizens of Pacific Grove and the Monterey Peninsula.
OFFICE CLOSURES: We will be responding to inquiries via phone and email. If you have a recreation inquiry, please call (831) 648-3134 or email email@example.com.
PROGRAMS/RESERVATIONS: All programs and park/facility reservations affected by the Stay Home Order have been cancelled and are unavailable. Please call or email regarding information on future programs or recreation resources offered via the department's Virtual Recreation & Library Center.
COVID-19 INFORMATION: For more information regarding the City's effort, as well as the local impact, please visit the City's designated COVID-19 Information Page.
Registration opens April 13, 2020 for all Summer Programs!
For more information about Adult and Youth class offerings, or to to register for programs, visit the online catalog by clicking the button below.
For more information on current opportunities or to apply, please visit the EMPLOYMENT PAGE.
Parks and Facilities
Pacific Grove boasts 28 parks, ranging from the beach sands of Lovers Point Park to the forest of Monterey Pines. Park reservations are available for parties, events, weddings, picnics, BBQ's, sports practices/games and more. Please visit the Online Catalog to view a list of reservable spaces and make a reservation.
The City of Pacific Grove has a variety of facilities and meeting spaces available to meet the needs of your event. To view a list of facilities, please view the Facilities page. Online reservations of facilities will be coming soon to the online catalog.
Pacific Grove is host to a variety of special events like runs/walks, car shows, parades, and many other traditional community celebrations.These events have become a big part of Pacific Grove's heritage and are loved by both Pacific Grove residents and visitors. To inquire about hosting a special event or the application process, call the recreation administration office at (831) 648-3134.
To view a list of our Special Event Calendar for 2019/2020 click here.
To view a list of our Special Event Calendar for 2020/2021 click here.
Connect With Us!
We're online is multiple places. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and our online catalog for the most recent new in Pacific Grove Recreation!
Recreation Needs Assessment
The City wants to enhance recreational opportunities and foster a healthy, vibrant community. To achieve these goals, we asked for your feedback and input. Here is the Recreation Needs Assessment document and associated exhibits:
- Recreation Needs Assessment
- Appendix A: Complete Set of Survey Responses
- Appendix B: Research Instruments
- Appendix C: City Council Adopted Recreation Needs Assessment Goal
- Appendix D: Recreation Services Provided by the City & Comparable Cities
- Appendix E: City of Pacific Grove Recreation Goals and Policies
- Appendix F: Community Engagement