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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.

We are constantly improving ways to better serve you. We hope you find everything you need and that you enjoy your visit.


Student Government Day


Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Thank you to all who applied! We are extremely excited to have you participate in this year's program.

Keep checking our webpage for updated information.  For questions regarding Student Government Day please contact Oscar Flores at (562) 806-7656 or via email at


S.T.A.R. Program Registration

S.T.A.R. - Special Time for Adaptive Recreation
The Recreation and Community Services Department is now taking registration for the S.T.A.R. Program. This is a recreational program that is geared for youth that are physically and mentally challenged. The program provides a variety of activities such as special events, excursions, sports, dances and much more.  Our mission is to create an environment that allows children and teens with disabilities to participate in activities with their peers to create a truly integrated program .


Ford Park Open Gym Hours

John Anson Ford Park has new open gym hours as of March 30th!

Basketball Free Play Hours

Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm           

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 2:00pm-4:30pm (closed Tuesdays)

Friday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm

​Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Volleyball Free Play Hours

Sunday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm


CPRS Award of Excellence for In-House Website!

Congratulations!   The City of Bell Gardens Recreation and Community Services has been selected as a 2011 California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS) Award of Excellence recipient for the In-House Open Source Website in the awards category of Digital Media – Digital Media -  Marketing Class 2.


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