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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!

Art Fest

Join us as we create holiday art projects you can take home. For more information please call (562) 806-5667.

Dates; December 5,12,19       Ages; 5-14        Fee; Free 

Event date and time: Wed, 12/05/2018 - 3:30pm - Wed, 12/19/2018 - 6:30pm
Event location: Neighborhood Youth Center
Street address: 5856 Ludell Street, Bell Gardens, CA  90201

Lunch Program

The Recreation Department offers a free afterschool lunch and snack program. The program is sponsored by Empowered 4 life foundation is offered to all kids ages 0-17 at three locations (while supplies last). For more information call (562) 806-7650.

 Lunch Served Monday -Friday (at the following locations)
-Meal must be eaten on-site only-
-Help us keep our Parks beautiful! Please place your trash in garbage cans.-


Event date and time: Tue, 09/04/2018 (All day) - Wed, 09/04/2019 (All day)
Event location: Neighborhood Youth Program
Street address: 6662 Loveland Street, Bell Gardens, CA  90201


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Early Childhood Classes

Kreative Kids Time Program
This program is designed for preschoolers to develop social skills by interacting with other children their age and participating in class activities. Children will enjoy music, crafts, outdoor play and learn colors, shapes and numbers. Participants will benefit from our small, intimate and well-supervised classroom setting.

The following is required for registration:
 - Children must be toilet trained
 - Copy of Birth Certificate must be submitted


Youth Classes

Fit and Strong
Our training includes agility and coordination, strength training and conditioning.
Please wear comfortable workout clothes and athletic shoes.
For more information call (562) 806-7650.


Power Hour

Join our super active hour of challenging games, exercises and other fun activities to help you stay fit. For more information call (562) 806-7654.

Ages: 5-14
Fee: Free
Days: Monday-Friday

Two locations:

Bell Gardens Veterans Park - Game Room
6662 Loveland Street
Time: 4:00PM

Neighborhood Youth Center - NYC
5856 Ludell Street

Event date and time: Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:00am - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 7:00pm
Event location: Neighborhood Youth Center
Street address: 5856 Ludell Street, Bell Gardens , CA  90201

STAR Program (Special Time for Adaptive Recreation)

The STAR Program offers a fun and integrated environment where participants with special needs can partake in activities with peers and family in a setting where compassion and understanding flourish.

Activities include: arts, family resources, celebrations, trips, and lots of fun!

Day: Fridays
Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Ages: 5 yrs. & Up
Location: Veterans Park Senior Center (6662 Loveland St., Bell Gardens)
Registration: January-November (at John Anson Ford Park)
Cost: Free (Some activities such as excursions may cost an additional amount)

For more information call (562) 806-7650.


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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