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Parks and Recreation

Parks make life better.

Contact us

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

Mar 30 2024

EGG-Cellent Adventure

9:00am - 1:00pm Centennial Park
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The City of Santa Ana's Egg-Cellent Adventure is happening once again this year at Centennial Park! Ready to hop into an egg-stra special day? Join us for this second annual holiday attraction, right in the heart of Santa Ana. We will be hosting an egg hunting adventure, perfect for the whole family. Bring the kids...

Apr 20 2024

Me Encanta Santa Ana

7:30am - 3:00pm Jerome Park
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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
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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.


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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