Thank you for visiting the City of Madera Parks & Community Services (PCS) Department’s page. Whether you’re looking for recreation programs for children, hours of operation at your local park, the nearest Senior Center, or the perfect location to host your next celebratory event, the PCS section of this website has been designed from the ground up to act as your one stop shop!
For an all-in-one primer on upcoming PCS Programs & Services, make sure to check out our latest Activity Guide.
- Adult & Youth Sports
Staying healthy doesn’t have to be boring. Sports are a fun way to stay healthy and active in a team setting for all ages. Join an adult or youth sports league, or register for an upcoming tournament today! You want it, we've got it. Head over to our adult and youth sports page for a full listing of what we've got coming up.
- After School Programs
The City of Madera Parks & Community Services Department partners with the Madera Unified School District in order to provide after school enrichment programming for grades K-12 at various school sites. Visit our After School Programs page to learn more about current programs offered.
- Aquatics & Swimming Lessons
The City of Madera Centennial Pool Complex at 4th and Flume Street has a wading pool, recreational pool and diving pool for the enjoyment of the community. The aquatic program is structured to emphasize swim skill development, promote personal water safety, and provide health and exercise, and serve as a venue for social interaction. The Centennial Pool Complex has shaded picnic table areas, restroom facilities, and is located adjacent to the John W. Wells Youth Center. More information can be found by visiting our aquatics programs page.
Quick Registration Link: Swimming Lessons
- Drop-in Recreation
Join us in our various Drop-in Recreation Programs!
Our Youth Recreation Program is designed for youth in grades K-12 and offers a variety of fun, engaging activities and games that foster friendships and keep both the body and mind active. All activities are led by experienced recreation staff, qualified volunteers, or program partners. All participants must check-in with staff and have a Youth Recreation Pass on file.
Our Community Programs Pass allows for the participation in various community programs presented by The City of Madera Parks and Community Services Department.
- Movies in the Park
The City of Madera’s Parks & Community Services Department is proud to partner with key sponsor, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to host an 8 week Movies in the Park series during the summer at Lions Town and Country Park. Guests are treated to old fashioned summer evenings with movies under the stars. This program is free to attend, making it a great opportunity for the whole family!
Friday evenings, typically from July – August
Movies begin at dusk – approximately 8:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Lions Town and Country Park on Howard Road
(In the amphitheater between Granada and Schnoor Avenues)
*Alcohol and pets are not allowed
- Park & Facility Rentals
The City of Madera Parks & Community Services Department offers a variety of Facilities, Parks, and Fields to rent for your next event. Whether it is for a birthday party, anniversary, or company gathering. We have what you are looking for. From four wonderful indoor facilities to eight outdoor pavilions and shelters you can't go wrong. Need a place to hold your next softball practice or have a friendly game of soccer? We offer nine softball fields, two little league fields and seven soccer fields. For more information visit our Parks, Trails & Facilities page.
Quick Reservation Link: Reserve a Park or Facility
- Recreation & Fitness Programs
Get fit! Be active! If these are your goals, we have a healthy assortment of offerings to help you achieve them. The PCS team offers innovative fitness, health and wellness programs designed to encourage people to get fit and stay healthy. Achieve your health and fitness goals through exercise, educational and recreational classes and workshops, health screenings, and wellness activities. Health and fitness programs are supported by Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs.
- Senior Services
Seniors 60 years of age and older—we’re here and ready to serve you! Our comprehensive senior centers and nutrition sites are located across the city and are open Monday through Friday throughout the year. Whether you are interested in joining us midday meal, some fun exercise, a computer class or even meeting a friend or two, we welcome you! Visit our senior services page for more information on current and upcoming programs.
Senior Meal Menu:
- YOU Make Parks Better (Volunteer Opportunities)
The Parks & Community Services Department welcomes motivated leaders, civic organizations, schools, clubs, boy/girl scout troops, and interested citizens who wish to help clean, maintain, upgrade, and help to shape the future of the City's parks.
Additionally, we assist corporations and businesses looking for employee service projects. The scope of work varies and any size or age group can be accommodated. Tasks include anything that can be accomplished in a park such as painting, trash pickup, tree/brush trimming, river cleanup, and other labor-intensive tasks that may be unique to a particular site. We are also constantly seeking volunteer coaches to assist with sports programs.
Parks make life better, YOU make parks better. Learn how you can help and volunteer today!