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2023-24 Youth Soccer Registration - EXTENDED to Nov 16th at 5pm (7-8 & 9-10 age groups only)
Registration for Junior Soccer Program & Youth Soccer 5-6 years is now closed. Registration for Youth Soccer  for 7-8 & 9-10 will remain open until Thursday, November 16th at 5:00 pm. If you register after November 6th, please email our Sports Coordinator at for team/practice placement. Our department is finalizing team placements and practice schedules. Information will be sent out by email as soon as this process is complete. Practices are set to start the week of November 13th-17th. Junior Soccer and Youth Soccer Games will start Saturday, December 2nd.

Pacific Grove Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches for our youth soccer program. Come join us at one of our two informational meetings to learn more. Pacific Grove Youth Center on October 11 or 12 at 6:00 pm. Contact our Sports Coordinator, Andrew Lipsig at 831-648-3134 or email for more information. 

2023 Fall Program Registration: NOW OPEN!

To view our online catalog please click on the green "Register Online" button below. 

2023-2024 Preschool Program: NOW OPEN!
To place your child's name on our registration list you must call 831-648-3135 and leave message with your name, child's name, child's date of birth, and contact number. Your child must be 3 years of age and "potty trained" by the first day of attendance. We will start accepting names for the registration on April 5th at 9:00 am. Names will be added to the registration list according to the time stamped date of your voicemail. A staff member will call to confirm placement on our registration list and set up an in person preschool appointment. For more details, please scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the preschool picture link. 

Youth Center After School Program (Middle School Youth): NOW OPEN!
Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 3:00-6:00 pm & Thur: 2:00-6:00 pm
Special Hours November 22 from 12:30-3:00 pm
No program November 23-24 (Thanksgiving Break)
No program November 27 (Join us at the City of Pacific Grove Tree Lighting starting at 4:30 pm at Jewell Park)
October - December 2023: Preview Months - stop by to see the Youth Center, meet the staff, participate in activities and have a chance to suggest new program ideas. We look forward to seeing you soon! No Fees or Membership during preview months. 

Refund Policy: There are no refunds given after a program begins. Requests for refunds before the start date of the program or activity are subject to a 25% service charge. Cancelled classes, programs, and activities by the City are given full refunds.

Department Information:
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.

Permit Processing: Please scroll up and click on the green "Register Online" button to visit our online catalog and view permit information, pricing and availability. Staff is available to assist by phone or through an appointment. Please call 831-648-3134 or email for assistance. 

COVID-19 Restrictions/Impact: For a list of recreation service impacts, to include park and beach closures, please click here


Parks and Facilities Parks

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 meeting spaces to accommodate groups of all sizes. 

You may view a list of facilities here. To make a reservation, please visit the Online Catalog.
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