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Parks and Recreation

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20 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Alternating Fridays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: closed

About Parks and Recreation

Creating opportunities to LEARN, LIVE, and EXPLORE in Santa Ana everyday.

We deliver a variety of community services that focus on making lives and communities better.  The core building blocks essential to our services are: access to nature, outdoor spaces to play and exercise, facilities for self-directed and organized recreation, and providing positive alternatives for youth. Our activities and safe spaces encourage social connections, human development, and lifelong learning.

The future looks promising and we are committed to providing exceptional services, facilities, and programs to our residents.

Find out what Parks and Recreation has to offer. Select one or more of the key services below to get started.

Explore the parks

Get in touch! Find contact information for recreation facilities.

Find the closest park to you and the amenities at each location.

Explore Santa Ana's current park projects.

Need a permit?

Plan your next event in Santa Ana.

Lights, camera, action!

Learn how to reserve one of Santa Ana's athletic facilities.


Upcoming events

Dec 2 2023

Santa Ana Winter Village: Tree lighting ceremony

5:00pm - 8:00pm Civic Center Plaza
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The public is invited to join us on December 2 for the start of the holiday season as we officially open the 2023 Winter Village! This special event day will held from 5:00pm - 8:00pm and will include a 30-foot tree lighting ceremony, beginning promptly at 5:30pm. The community can look forward to a light...

Dec 9 2023

Santa Ana Winter Village: Breakfast with Santa

9:00am - 11:00am Civic Center Plaza
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Join us at the Santa Ana Winter Village on December 9 for an extra special morning, as we get into the holiday spirit and enjoy breakfast with Santa. This special event day will be held from 9:00am - 11:00am and attendees can look forward to spending a morning with Santa, while eating a delicious breakfast...

Dec 16 2023

Santa Ana Winter Village: P.O.O.F. toy giveaway

5:00pm - 10:00pm Civic Center Plaza
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Get ready for an evening of wonder on December 16, as the Power of One Foundation (P.O.O.F.) hosts a toy giveaway right in the heart of the Santa Ana Winter Village. This special event day will be held from 5:00pm - 10:00pm and will be open to all Santa Ana youth and teens ages 17...


Navigate to Parks and Recreation services

Get your swim on at one of our pools.

It's all about lifelong learning. Come and find a class you're interested in.

Find upcoming events and activities happening across the city.

You matter. Find activities to invest in yourself.

We have facilities and programs that are tailored to our older adults.

From basketball to football to soccer, we've got it all.

We've got classes and other activities for kids of all ages.

Come and see what the Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park is all about.

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