Community Services

Menlo Park's Community Services is responsible for providing recreational, educational and cultural programs for children, adults and seniors. Our facilities include 221 acres of parkland distributed among 13 parks, three community centers, two public pools, three child care centers, two gymnasiums and one gymnastics center. Included in the parks and recreation areas are tennis courts, dog parks, softball diamonds, picnic areas, playgrounds, soccer fields, a skate park, shared use of a performing arts center and open space. The department offers a variety of community classes and over 25 special events annually. These efforts are supported by the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Registration and facility reservations

At this time, the City of Menlo Park is not accepting any new facility reservations. 

Virtual Recreation Center

Looking for some resources to get through as you stay home and stay safe? Look no further! Our Virtual Recreation Center is here to provide information and links to free recreational and educational activities under the following categories: Preschool and After School, Arts and Culture, Health and Wellness, Sports and Seniors.

Summer camp

Summer camp is back and scheduled to open on July 6! To comply with current health orders, City of Menlo Park summer camps will offer a single 4-week session operating from July 6-31. Please see the summer camps webpage for more details about the required safety procedures and protocols that parents need to be aware of.

​Online classes 

Live virtual classes begin June 8. Click here for more information.