City of Madera
About Our Department

Department Overview

The City of Madera Parks & Community Services Department was created in 1965 when the City Council authorized $30,000 for a “recreation” program. The department now serves over 67,000 city residents in a 16-square-mile area.

Internet Registration
The Active Network (ActiveNet) is the City of Madera Parks & Community Services Department’s activity and facility registration and reservation system. Click here to be taken to ActiveNet.

Walk-in Registration
Walk-in registration & reservations are accepted for fee-based programs and facility rentals at the John W. Wells Youth Center at 701 E. 5th St. The City will accept cash, check and charge (VISA or MasterCard only) for most transactions.

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Contact Information

701 E 5th St • Madera, CA 93638

(559) 661-5495


Parks & Community Services Office
Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm

John W. Wells Youth Center
Mon./Wed./Thurs./Fri.: 3:00-7:00pm
Tues.: 2:30-7:00pm
Sat: 11:00am-7:00pm

Pan-American Community Center
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-2:00pm (Seniors)
Mon-Fri: 3:30-7:00pm (Youth & Community Recreation)

Frank Bergon Senior Center
Mon 8:00am-2:00pm (Seniors)