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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!

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

Bell Gardens Park-  6662 Loveland Street
Supper: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Snack: 5:30 p.m.

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

2016 Summer Day Camp

The City of Bell Gardens is offering an active, entertaining and safe summer day camp for boys and girls ages 7-15. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere of acceptance where kids can enjoy the outdoors, exercise and participate in a fun weekly excursion. Activities include weekly excursions, swimming, outdoor games, skits, songs, and more.  Do not miss this great opportunity, as it will serve as a foundation to establish fond memories and friendships for the rest of each participant’s life. 


Summer Jobs

Application deadline has been extended: OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Please apply as soon as possible for first consideration.  The Bell Gardens Recreation and Community Services Department is currently looking to fill the following summer aquatics part-time positions:

application/pdf icon Lifeguard / Swim Instructor

application/pdf icon Senior Lifeguard

Application deadline is April 14, 2016. Please refer to job bulletins above for full details and apply using the application/pdf icon Employment Application (printed copies are available at City Hall).

If you have any questions please contact the recreation office at (562) 806-7650.


Parks funding

Thanks to Prop A, over $1,400,000 as well as additional service and maintenance funds were allocated by the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District (RPOSD) to fund park projects in the City of Bell Gardens. These projects included improvements to sports fields, parks, playgrounds, and more.  This type of project funding will end in FY 2018-19, leading to an urgent need for funding to provide safe, well-maintained parks for the growing population of Los Angeles County.


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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