Parks Recreation and Community Services

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create community through people, parks, and programs.

Department Operations

The City of El Monte Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department strives to promote passive and active recreational services, parks and facilities that enrich the lives of all residents and promote opportunities for healthy lifestyles. We take great pride in offering quality programs and maintaining the best recreation centers, parks and athletic facilities possible.

There are a multitude of offerings for all ages and levels of fitness. Enjoy youth and adult sports, adult exercise programs; year round learn to swim classes and exceptional after school programs and community special events. For mature adults, participate in the variety of events at the Jack Crippen Multipurpose Senior Center. Please take a few moments to explore these programs that can enrich your life.

Here at the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, we work together to serve you, our community. We Look forward to seeing you at the parks and facilities!


Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Services


The Administration Division is responsible for promoting the vision of the Department. It is also responsible for day to day operations of the Department, budget preparation and management, grants management, payroll and accounts payable submittal, personnel matters, team building, park development, park facility construction, inter-departmental coordination, outreach and collaboration with the School District and community organizations.

Current Projects

Current projects include the Zamora Park Expansion Project.

Helpful Resources

For more information regarding this division, please call Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.