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Parks and Recreation

Parks make life better.

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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

Apr 20 2024

Me Encanta Santa Ana

7:30am - 3:00pm Jerome Park

Get ready for the City of Santa Ana's very first ever Me Enacanta Santa Ana event! Come together for a day of volunteering as we celebrate Earth Day and help beautify Santa Ana alongside City staff. Take action by being a part of specialty projects throughout Santa Ana parks and help embody the spirit of...

Apr 27 2024

Santa Ana Fun Run

6:00am - 1:00pm Santa Ana Stadium

On your marks, get set, get fit! Mark your calendars, and start preparing for the Santa Ana Fun Run. The event will include a 5k, 10k, and kid's dash. Additional registration information coming soon. Additional details on parking and general information available here.

Jun 7 2024

Movies in the park: week 1

6:00pm - 9:00pm Memorial Park

Lights, camera, action! Bring your friends and family to our annual Movies in the Park series. Join us for seven weeks at seven different parks, every Friday beginning June 7- July 26. The City of Santa Ana will feature a FREE screening of family-friendly movies across various parks. At each movie, guests can look forward...


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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