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Welcome to the Bell Gardens Recreation and Community Services website. The Recreation Department is dedicated to serving the community of Bell Gardens and its residents. We pride ourselves with great service and first rate programing. Feel free to look through our scheduled programs and if there is anything you don't find on the web site, please don't hesitate to contact our office at (562) 806-7650 so that we may better assist you--enjoy your visit!

Family Fishing Derby

It's fishing time in Bell Gardens! On Saturday, November 5, 2016 the city will host its annual Family Fishing Derby at the John Anson Ford Park Pond (800Park lane) from 8:00am to 1:00 pm. Everyone is invited to come out and experience a day of great family fun.

         English Flyer                   Spanish Flyer

Event date and time: Sat, 11/05/2016 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
Event location: John Anson Ford Park - Pond
Street address: 8000 Park Lane, Bell Gardens, CA  90201

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT - Hotel Transylvania 2

Get into the "spirit" of Halloween with a fun movie for the entire family - Hotel Transylvania 2. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. We'll have a food booth with great snacks for sale, a special performance, a costume contest for kids, and free raffles.

Event date and time: Thu, 10/27/2016 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Event location: Veterans Park - Athletic Field
Street address: 6662 Loveland St., Bell Gardens, CA  90201

Free Supper and Snack Program

The Bell Gardens Recreation and Community Services Department is now providing free meals for youth ages 0-17. The healthy meals are sponsored by Empowered 4 Life Foundation their mission is to ensure every child and teen has access to nutritional meals and snacks. The program is offered at two locations: Bell Gardens Park and the Neighborhood Youth Center. For more information please call (562) 806-7650.

Program Schedule

Event date and time: Thu, 04/21/2016 - 2:00pm - Fri, 12/30/2016 - 7:00pm
Event location: Neighborhood Youth Center
Street address: 5856 Ludell Street, Bell Gardens, CA  90201

Learn How to Shop, Cook, And Be Involved In Your Community

In partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Public Health and First 5 LA Choose Health Los Angeles Kids (CHLAK), Human Services Association (HSA) is working in the community to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. HSA has been designated to work with Bell Gardens, Huntington Park, South Gate, Cudahy, Downey, and Vernon.


Marlow Park Receives a Playground Upgrade

Thanks to a grant from the California Parks and Recreation Society, children in Bell Gardens will be able to enjoy a brand new play structure in Marlow Park. The brightly colored equipment, which will be installed atop an impact-absorbing rubber surface, will replace an aging apparatus and is designed to encourage physical activity and fitness through active play.


Basic CPR and First Aid Safety Tips

CPR and First Aid training can be the difference between life and death in any emergency situation, and even if you are not trained, knowing a few tips can help in the case of an accident. Getting CPR certified is simple and affordable, and it can even be done online in the comfort of your own home. Here are a few CPR safety tips to keep in your back pocket in case of an emergency.

Check the scene: the first rule of both CPR and First Aid training is to check the scene and make sure everything is safe. You cannot help someone if you also get hurt.



Visit some of the most exciting places in Southern California without the stress of driving!  Register with your friends and family for a day of exploration and fun.

Register at: John Anson Ford Park (8000 Park Lane) - unless otherwise specified

Registration hours: Mon-Thu (8am-6pm) / Fri (8am-5pm)



Classes at Veterans Park

Reach your fitness goals! Our classes will help motivate you to work out at various intensity levels in the safest manner possible. High energy & intensely fun! Classes for various fitness levels are available. Join today!

For registration information call (562) 806-7650 or visit our Recreation Department Office at John Anson Ford Park (8000 Park Lane).


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