tel. (818) 898-1200      117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
The City of San Fernando hopes you and your loved ones are well and that you are coping with the challenges of your daily life in the fight to control COVID-19, commonly known as novel coronavirus.  
 

Parks are an important aspect of the health and joy for the San Fernando community and play a vital role in how San Fernando residents manage the changes to the way we all live, work and play.  However, in March 2020, the City of San Fernando suspended senior, recreation, and community programs as a precautionary measure to protect residents, especially the more vulnerable senior population, from further spread of COVID-19.  

As the Recreation and Community Services Department continues to assess daily operations and implement precautionary measures in response to COVID-19 with the foremost being the health and safety of our residents, we are excited to provide a variety of online and virtual activities to keep you busy. Please check back often as we plan on adding more activities.  

The Department would also like to remind all park guests that per the current “Safer at Home” Order, 6 feet of physical distancing is required and group gatherings are prohibited at all San Fernando park sites.  

Thank you for your support and understanding as we adapt to this fluid situation. These extraordinary efforts will help with the City, County and global effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

GRADUATE RECOGNITION

The City of San Fernando’s Graduate Recognition Program was created to honor and recognize graduating seniors that reside or have an immediate family member that resides in the City of San Fernando.

THE PROGRAM

This program is on a first come, first served basis and will be limited to one (1) banner per graduate.

Installation, location and removal of the banners are at the City’s discretion. The City is not responsible for lost/stolen banners, or repairs to the banners should they be damaged from inclement weather or damage, aside from normal manufacturers warranty.

Banners will be displayed on Truman St. between Fox St and San Fernando Mission Blvd. from June 2020 through August 2020 and will be returned to the applicant after display. 

Applications, along with the required documents and payment, will be due on or before May 29, 2020. The estimated time for processing, art proofing, stitching, production and installation will take approximately 2 weeks. 

REQUIREMENTS

To participate in this program, graduates must meet the following criteria:

  • San Fernando Resident (or immediate family member is a resident)
  • High School or University Senior
  • Graduating in Spring 2020
  • Completing required credits from school to graduate on stage 

COST

The cost of each banner is $65 and includes installation.

Applications, along with the required documents and payment, will be due on or before May 29, 2020. If your application is not approved for any reason, you will receive an email notification explaining the reason the application was not approved and a refund will be issued to the applicant. Please allow two weeks from date of non-acceptance notice to receive a refund.

APPLICATION

  • Submit a completed application. Please Note: The spelling of the graduate’s name will be taken directly from the application.
  • Submit proof of graduation (letter from counselor, transcripts, etc.).
  • Submit proof of residency (copy of parent driver’s license or current utility bill).
  • Photograph of the graduate in their cap and gown or their senior yearbook portrait for display on the banner (photographs will not be returned).
    • Minimum 5″x7″ portrait style photograph ; OR
    • Digital photograph with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher (may be emailed to JSalas@sfcity.org)  

SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION

Complete the application and include the required documents and payment and mail or hand-deliver to:

San Fernando City Hall
c/o Graduate Recognition Program
117 Macneil Street
San Fernando, CA 91340

Please Note: City Hall is currently closed to the public, however, you may place the application and required documents in an envelope and deposit it in the Night Drop-box located outside the main City Hall entrance. 

Applications and required documents must be submitted on or before May 29, 2020. 

Checks may be made payable to:  City of San Fernando

QUESTIONS?

Contact the Recreation & Community Services Department with any additional questions you may have.

VIRTUAL FITNESS & WELLNESS

ZUMBA

TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING

STRENGTH & ENERGY: LEGS

VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES

Las Palmas Golden Fun League

LP Golden Fun League
LP Golden Fun League List of activities 5-22-20
SFRecreation

PARK FACILITIES

Please Note: Currently, all indoor recreational facilities are closed to the public. Effective, May 8, 2020, outdoor park facilities are open to the public for passive use such as walking and jogging, but group gatherings are prohibited.
Lopez AdobeCONTACT AND FACILITY INFORMATION
 

1100 Pico Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 898-1290 | Recreation@sfcity.org

 

Enjoy free guided tours every 4th Sunday of the month, or by appointment.

The property was acquired from the King of Spain via a grant to DeCelis. The chain of title deed is on display in the dining room of the adobe. An upper apartment was the home of a daughter, Kate Lopez Millen from 1931 until her death in 1961. Her children sold the adobe to the City of San Fernando in 1970. This purchase was made possible by a Historical Preservation grant, given to save the house from destruction. The 1971 earthquake did not do too much structural damage and, in 1974, it was restored as the original building for use as an early historical site. A group of San Fernando citizens, students and organizations contributed time, labor, talents, and money to prepare the home for its grand opening on April 5, 1975.

The adobe is registered as a National Historical Site, a state and county Historical Site, and the California Historical Advisory Committee says it is considered an important historical point of interest in the state.

San Fernando has been presented with a Gold Seal Award from the San Fernando Valley Beautiful Association for the beautiful Casa de Geronimo Lopez adobe and the grounds surrounding the home.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Lopez Adobe is currently looking for docents, administrative, and community service temporary volunteers. We are especially in need of docents who can lead tours in Spanish or English, and enjoy working with children.  No experience is necessary, and training and materials are free.  If you are interested, please complete and submit an application (see Forms Section below)After filling out/submitting the application, our Museum Coordinator will call you to schedule an interview.  If selected, you will be asked to complete a background check, attend a docent training, and volunteer orientation. The training course for docents and volunteer personnel emphasizes teaching techniques, and the museum’s collections through lectures, workshops, and readings. 

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities, please contact:

Virginia Diediker, Cultural Arts Supervisor

(818) 898-1290 | VDiediker@sfcity.org 

Cesar Chavez MemorialCONTACT AND FACILITY INFORMATION
 

Located on the corner of Wolfskill Street and Truman Street
(818) 898-1290 | Recreation@sfcity.org 

 

The César Chávez Memorial honors the legacy and work of the late farmworker leader. The construction of the memorial is the culmination of efforts by many  community members who recognize Chávez’s impact to promote justice and equity for all Americans. The memorial is developed on a 23,000 square foot area of land in the City of San Fernando. The concept for the memorial consists of four separate art pieces placed in a park setting. The City along with various community organizers sponsors an annual march in honor of Chávez. The City of San Fernando, preceding the State of California’s decision, became the first in the nation to designate his birthday, March 31, an official holiday.

The memorial consists of four different elements reflecting the life of  César Chávez and the farmworkers struggle, a single life size statue of  César Chávez is poised in front of a series of ten figures representing the farmworkers plight and eventual empowerment. Other features also designed by the artist include a fountain and mural. The fountain is in the shape of the United Farmworkers (UFW) eagle symbol, with the “César Chávez Prayer” inscribed on one side and painting on the other side. The mural is 100 feet in length and provides a visual chronology of  César Chávez life.

The artist selected to design the Memorial, Ingacio Gomez, is a well known community artist who has been involved in various art projects in Los Angeles and throughout the nation.

LP Park BuildingCONTACT AND FACILITY INFORMATION
 

505 South Huntington Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 898-7340 | Recreation@sfcity.org 

OPEN GYM HOURS | Contact Us for the Current Schedule

PARK FEATURES

  • Multi Purpose Rooms
  • Indoor Gymnasium
  • Baseball Fields (4)
  • Outdoor Basketball Courts (3)
  • Playground
  • Outdoor Fitness Area
  • “A Wall with a Mission” Mural 
  • Picnic Areas
  • Public BBQs
  • Concession Stand
  • Restrooms

Layne ParkCONTACT AND FACILITY INFORMATION
 

120 North Huntington Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 898-1290 | Recreation@sfcity.org

 

PARK FEATURES

  • Outdoor Basketball Court
  • Playground
  • Picnic Areas

Pionner B CourtsCONTACT AND FACILITY INFORMATION
 

828 Harding Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 898-1290 | Recreation@sfcity.org

 

PARK FEATURES

  • Baseball Fields (2)
  • Outdoor Basketball Court
  • Outdoor Tennis Courts (2)
  • Playground
  • Picnic Areas
  • Public BBQs
  • Concession Stand
  • Restrooms

Recreation Park1CONTACT AND FACILITY INFORMATION
 

208 Park Avenue, San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 898-1290 | Recreation@sfcity.org 

OPEN GYM HOURS | Contact Us for the Current Schedule

PARK FEATURES

  • Multi Purpose Rooms
  • Indoor Gymnasium
  • Softball Field
  • Outdoor Basketball Court
  • Playground
  • Outdoor Fitness Areas (2)
  • Picnic Areas
  • Public BBQs
  • Concession Stand
  • Restrooms

Heritage Park_Front ShotCONTACT AND FACILITY INFORMATION
 

2025 Fourth Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 898-1290 | Recreation@sfcity.org

 

PARK FEATURES

  • Tea House
  • Walking Trail

ALAS MEDIACITY_67The San Fernando Regional Pool Facility is operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.

 

CONTACT AND FACILITY INFORMATION

 

300 Park Avenue, San Fernando, CA 91340
Aquatic Programming (818) 256-2033 | Reservations (800) 267-2757
parks.lacounty.gov

 

  • Olympic Size Pool
  • 1 and 3 Meter Diving Boards
  • Small Recreation Pool with Spray Features
  • Water Slide
  • Splash Pad
  • Concession Stand
  • Patio Around the Pool
  • Banquet Room with Veranda
  • Small Classroom
  • Lifeguard Office
  • Lifeguard Tower
  • Restrooms
  • Changing Area
  • Locker Room
  • Showers
  • Parking

EVENTS

The Recreation and Community Services Department continues to assess daily operations and implement precautionary measures in response to COVID-19 with the foremost being the health and safety of our residents. With this in mind, all events have been cancelled until further notice. Check back here for updates.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Recreation and Community Services Department is to develop and implement programs and activities that provide for the well-being and the personal development of the City’s residents. The staff is dedicated to creating those experiences that provide for good citizenship, a sense of community, and for a better quality of life.

CONTACT US

RECREATION PARK | Recreation & Community Services
208 Park Avenue, San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 898-1290 | Recreation@sfcity.org  
 
Julian Venegas, Director of Recreation & Community Services
(818) 898-1290 | Recreation@sfcity.org

RECREATION PARK COUNTER HOURS
Monday through Thursday | 9 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm
Friday | 9 am to 12 pm

LAS PALMAS PARK COUNTER HOURS
Monday through Thursday | 8 am to 5 pm
Friday | 8 am to 2 pm

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Julian J Venegas Recreation & Community Services Director (818) 898-1290 JVenegas@sfcity.org
Linda Bowden-Moreno Office Specialist (818) 898-7349 LMoreno@sfcity.org
Maria Calleros Office Specialist (818) 898-7380 MCalleros@sfcity.org

COMMUNITY SERVICES DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Juan Salas Community Services Supervisor (818) 898-1296 JSalas@sfcity.org
Patty Garcia Program Specialist (818) 898-1290 PGarcia@sfcity.org
Marisol Diaz Program Specialist (818) 898-7341 MDiaz@sfcity.org

CULTURAL ARTS DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Virginia Diediker Cultural Arts Supervisor (818) 361-7155 VDiediker@sfcity.org
Jeanette Sandoval Recreation Leader III (818) 898-1234 JSandoval@sfcity.org

RECREATION DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Maribel Perez Recreation Supervisor (818) 361-7156 MPerez@sfcity.org
Jennifer Garcia Recreation Leader III (818) 361-7156 JGarcia@sfcity.org

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