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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.

Summer Programs Postponed Until Further Notice

As of 5/22/2020, the City of Pacific Grove Recreation Department has made the difficult decision to cancel the summer day camp and aquatics programs for 2020. This includes the annual Youth Adventure Camp program, summer Pre-School activities, Swim Lesson classes and Community Swim opportunities at the Stillwell Children’s Pool at Lovers Point. While in-person recreation facilities remain closed, regular updates and resources will continue to be provided on the Virtual Recreation & Library Services webpage, as well as on Pacific Grove Recreation social media accounts.

Read the Summer Letter

click here to visit the virtual recreation and library services center

Parks and Facilities 

Office Closures: All recreation offices are currently closed. If you have an inquiry, please call (831) 648-3134 or email

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. To view a list of reservable spaces and make a reservation, please visit the Online Catalog

Looking for a place to host your meeting or event? The City of Pacific Grove offers a variety of community centers, event hall and and meeting spaces to accomodate groups of all sizes. 
To view a list of facilities and make a reservation, please view the Facilities page.

Special Events

Pacific Grove is host to a variety of special events such as traditional holiday celebrations, community gatherings and annual runs/walks, car shows, and parades. These events have become a large part of the city's unique heritage and are loved by both Pacific Grove residents and visitors. To view a list of our Special Event Calendar for 2020/2021 click here.

To inquire about hosting a special event or the application process, call the recreation administration office at (831) 648-3134.

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: