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.

RecScape (October 2020)

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A monthly list of activities, links and videos for community members of all ages to access directly from your home until we are able to reopen our facilities. 

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

This year the Recreation and Community Services Department is excited to announce that the annual Dia de Los Muertos activities are going virtual! Scroll down to learn about the exciting activities for this year’s celebration!  
 

Still have questions? Contact the Recreation and Community Services Department at (818) 898-1290 or Recreation@sfcity.org.

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS VIRTUAL 5K RUN OR WALK | October 24, 2020 - November 2, 2020

This year the Recreation and Community Services Department is excited to announce that the annual Dia de Los Muertos 5k Individual/Relay Team Walk or Run is going virtual!

Register for the Dia de Los Muertos Virtual 5k and complete the race from anywhere between October 24, 2020 and November 2, 2020.

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Register as an individual runner or relay team with family and friends! All are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun! 

Runners and walkers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate as an individual runner or a relay team with family and friends. All are welcome and encouraged to join the fun!

  • 5K Individual Run = $5
  • 5K Run/Walk Relay Team* = $15
  • Students Under 18 = FREE 

*The team option consists of three people that can walk and/or run the course. 

Registration fee includes your virtual race entry, our signature Neck Gaiter Multi-Purpose Face Covering, and downloadable race bib and finisher certificate.

KID'S EXPLORATION CHALLENGE | October 24, 2020 - November 2, 2020

Agents of DiscoveryKid’s Exploration Challenge is a fun way for children under 10 to get out and get active themselves or make it a family affair! Download the Agents of Discovery application on your phone and let the exploration begin. 
 

The exploration mission will be available for completion between October 24, 2020 and November 2, 2020.

Registration is FREE. 

Visit your App Store and search, “Agents of Discovery” to download the app.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ALTAR PHOTO SUBMISSION | October 24, 2020 - November 2, 2020

DPHOTO-SUBMISSIONia de Los Muertos is a celebration that reflects, mourns and honors family and friends that have passed away. Families create ofrendas or altars to honor their loved ones, displaying favorite foods, drinks, photos and other items. 
 

Build a home altar to memorialize loved ones living in your heart. Share photos of your home altars by submitting via email to the Recreation and Community Services Department, include family name with photo submissions. 

 

All photos will be posted on the City’s website throughout November 2020. 

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FILM FESTIVAL | October 31, 2020 - November 2, 2020

The San Fernando Community Theatre Group (SFCT) will host a film festival to reflect the tradition and culture of this beloved homage to past and present. 
 

SFCT invites film submissions from the public that revolve around Dia de Los Muertos, a celebration in the Latino community that reflects, ourns, and honors family. The top two films in each age group will be selected for screening during the virtual festival. The SFCT panel will also select one film as Best Film of the Festival. Each winner and runner up will receive a modest honorarium and recognition at a future City Council meeting, date TBD.

SubmissioFILM-FESTIVAL-REGISTRATIONn Guidelines
Films may be live action or animated.  Presently there are not separate categories for live action or animation. Filmmakers must live, work or go to school in the City of San Fernando.  Submissions must be made between Sunday, September 6, 2020, and Friday, October 16, 2020, by 5:00 pm.   A link will be provided on the registration receipt.

  • Maximum Run Time of 3:12 
  • Films must have a title and credits 
  • All footage, images, music and sound must be the property of the filmmaker or the  filmmaker must provide proof of permission to use said footage, images, music and sound. 

FUN FROM HOME

Looking for ideas to keep the kids busy while staying safe at home? Check out the links on this page for some fun and creative projects. Activities are suitable for children ages 5-13 or as family projects. Please note that some projects may require parent/adult supervision. 
 

Submit photos of your spooky projects and creative costumes at Recreation@sfcity.org

Projects and activities were obtained from the following sources: YouTube, Pinterest & DIY.com  

 

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

HALLOWEEN EDITION - SPOOKY PROJECTS & YUMMY TREATS

STICK SPIDER WEB

AGES: 5-8 (adult supervision may be required)

SUPPLIES: sticks, yarn, scissors  

 

Q-TIP SKELETON

AGES: 5-8 (adult supervision may be required)

SUPPLIES: Q-tips, black construction paper, white paper, black marker, white glue and scissors  

 

COFFEE FILTER MONSTERS

AGES: 5-10 (adult supervision may be required)

SUPPLIES: coffee filters, washable markers, spray bottle with water, black card stock, white card stock, scissors, glue  

 

FRANKENSTEIN ORIGAMI CUP AND BALL GAME

AGES: 5-10

SUPPLIES: green construction paper (8×8 square) or white paper and color in, paper scraps to decorate and for eye ball, markers, glue stick, 8-10 inches of string, and tape  

 

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS EMBROIDERED FELT SUGAR SKULL

AGES: 9-13

SUPPLIES: felt, needle, embroidery thread, glue, sequences for decoration  

 

CARDBOARD TUBE HAUNTED HOUSE

AGES: 9-13

SUPPLIES: paper towel roll, 2- toilet paper rolls, black acrylic paint, yellow acrylic paint, black card stock paper, gold or silver marker or paint, white yarn, battery tealights, tacky glue or low temperature glue gun  

 

DIY GLOWING MASKING TAPE HAND PROP

AGES: 9-13

SUPPLIES: scissors, masking tape, drinking straw, glow stick  

 

HALLOWEEN RECIPE- MUMMY CRESCENT DOGS

AGES: All Ages (adult supervision required)

SUPPLIES: refrigerated crescent roll dough, american cheese, hot dog wieners, cooking spray, mustard and ketchup (optional)  

 

SCIENCE FUN- EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS

AGES: All Ages (adult supervision required)

SUPPLIES: various projects, see link for supplies

HOW TO MAKE STUFF VIDEOS

How to Make Color Bombs

How to Make Slime

How to Make Slime

How to Make a Lava Lamp

How to Make a Nature Pencil Holder

How to Make Ice Cream

COLORING PAGES (click each image to download)

Hello-Summer Coloring Page
Summer-Fruit Coloring Page
Sea-Things Coloring Page
Ice Cream Coloring Page
Coloring Sheets - Flower vase
Coloring Sheets - Panda

COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Community Services Division oversees the social services programs and recreational activities for the residents of San Fernando and surrounding communities. Currently, the social services programs include the Elderly Nutrition Program and the Tutčint Youth Empowerment Program. Recreation programs include the Day Camp and the Las Palms Golden Fun League. The Division fosters collaborations with local community-based organizations to enhance the quality of life for all residents of San Fernando. 
 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Juan Salas, Community Services Supervisor
(818) 898-1290 | Recreation@sfcity.org
Recreation Park | 208 Park Avenue, San Fernando

TEENS FOR A BETTER COMMUNITY

The Teens for a Better Community (TBC) Youth Leadership Program and Counselor in Training (CIT) programs offer youth the opportunity to work side by side with Recreation staff to obtain valuable work experience and earn service hours. Current high school students with a genuine interest in character building, leadership development, and a positive attitude are invited to join by completing the online application. All hours spent with the program will be recorded as community service hours and a certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the year. TBC is currently developing a new intergenerational project called “The Golden Letter League”. The purpose of the GLL is to send postcards, inspiring letters and messages to our beloved senior citizens. The past months have been difficult for a lot of them and we hope our letters will bring them a smile.  Requests to be placed on the Golden Letter League mailing list can be sent to Juan Salas at JSalas@sfcity.org or Yasmin Guillen at YGuillen@sfcity.org.
 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Juan Salas, Community Services Supervisor
(818) 898-1290 | Recreation@sfcity.org
Recreation Park | 208 Park Avenue, San Fernando

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TUTČINT YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

In partnership with the City of San Fernando, the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, and Pukúu Cultural Community Services offer Tutčint, a youth empowerment program based out of Las Palmas Park in the City of San Fernando.

Due to the current pandemic, all programming is currently online using Zoom Video Conferencing. We work with teens ages 13-17 years of age, from a variety of local middle and high schools.

Online referrals can be completed on our website at: www.pukuu.org/tutcint/.  

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
(661) 670-1311 | Carrie.Castro@pukuu.org
Las Palmas Park | 505 S. Huntington Street, San Fernando, CA 91340

CULTURAL ARTS

Arts and culture are essential components in building and sustaining a vibrant, thriving community. Creative and innovative ideas, the core attributes of arts and culture, are central to our community’s development. Arts and culture fosters developmental, intellectual and emotional benefits unique to each individual. When arts and culture is widely available, our citizens have sharper insights, greater empathy and heightened community involvement. This is what we strive to accomplish, with Cultural Art Programs in the City of San Fernando, strategically allowing our community to take full advantage of the benefits provided by creative individuals and organizations in the arts and culture sector. 
 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Virginia Diediker, Cultural Arts Supervisor
(818) 898-1290 | Recreation@sfcity.org
Recreation Park | 208 Park Avenue, San Fernando, CA 91340

FOLKLORICO

Experience the classical style of Mexican Culture; learn the regional dances of Mexico through movement and music.

Join instructor Javier Verdin for this six-week virtual session for beginners and refresher course for experienced dancers. The class will introduce participants to the classical styles of Mexican dance, exploring the regional cultures of Mexico through movement and music.  

 

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

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FITNESS & WELLNESS

The City of San Fernando is committed to providing year-round programming, events, and resources to help improve healthy eating and increase physical activity levels in the community to reduce obesity levels and risk of chronic diseases, including Diabetes. 
 

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

3 WINS FITNESS

A nationally recognized community exercise program focused on promoting healthy and active lifestyles by encouraging participants to take control of their health at any age. The program is led by Kinesiology students from CSUN and offers a structured curriculum modified to four levels of fitness.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS 5K CLUB DE ENTRENAMIENTO: PROGRAMA DE EJERCICIO PARA LA COMUNIDAD HABLA-HISPANA

3 WINS Fitness gustaria presentarles un nuevo programa de caminar y correr para la comunidad de San Fernando. Ustedes pueden utilizar este programa para su próximo evento “Día de Los Muertos 5k Relay!” 
 

Este programa fue creado por 3 WINS Fitness para ayudar a guiar y preparar a los individuos para lograr sus metas de aptitud física. El programa del departamento de Kinesiología de la Universidad Estatal de California, Northridge llamado 3 WINS se estableció en el Valle de San Fernando en 2011 y ha estado operando desde entonces. Ahora que tenemos este sistema virtual nos gustaría poder hacer llegar este proyecto a todos ustedes. También queremos ayudar a aquellos que puedan necesitar alguna orientación o un empujón para incorporar el ejercicio en su vida diaria.

Este programa de correr consiste de diez semanas de preparación para ayudarle a mejorar su resistencia y aumentar su tiempo de actividad fisica. Mire el programa y decida dónde debe comenzar según a su nivel de actividad actual. Sea conservador y comience a caminar mientras aumenta su velocidad gradualmente con el tiempo. Cada semana puede progresar hasta que llegue a el Día de los Muertos, para poder participar a la distancia que usted elija. ¡Estamos muy emocionados de ayudar a nuestra comunidad de San Fernando y ver a todos ustedes alcanzar sus metas de aptitud fisica¡ Estamos aqui para ustedes, para apoyarlos y guiarlos a lo largo de este camino. ¡Empecemos!

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SENIOR SERVICES

The City of San Fernando provides a variety of programs for our citizens that are young at heart! From leisurely fitness classes and nutrition programs, to clubs that offer a place to gather and socialize, trips and dances, we’re sure to have something for you! Scroll through the section below for detailed programming information. 
 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Juan Salas, Community Services Supervisor
(818) 898-7340 | Recreation@sfcity.org
Las Palmas Park | 505 S. Huntington St, San Fernando, CA 91340

LAS PALMAS GOLDEN FUN LEAGUE

If drinking coffee, chit-chat, games and fun exercises are your “cup of tea” then this virtual fun league is for you!
 

For assistance accessing the virtual activities, call Las Palmas Park at (818) 898-7340. 

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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 in-person events have been cancelled until further notice. Check back here for updates.

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.

Graduate Banners were displayed on Truman Street, between San Fernando Mission Blvd and Fox St, through August 2020.

QUESTIONS?

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

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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