Community Services Department



Spring 2014 Enjoy! Catalog (Download PDF)

Summer 2014 Enjoy! Catalog (Download PDF)

Summer Camps & Aquatics Guide 2014 


Enjoy all that Palo Alto has to offer!

Your community offers you dozens of community parks; outstanding classes for adults and kids; 40 miles of hiking trails; a municipal golf course; fascinating art exhibits; pools, fields and gyms for peak fitness. Whether you're looking for educational activities for your kids, a place to relax or place to explore the world around you, Palo Alto's Community Services Department is proud to offer programs, activities and parks to meet all the needs of your family and to sustain a positive quality of life!

We are a staff who are committed to providing outstanding educational and physical fitness opportunities for the whole family, beautiful and inviting community facilities for your rental needs, and a multitude of exhibits, shows and special events to entertain, inspire and enjoy!

Besides offering the very best array of fun, educational and life-enriching programs that we can provide, there's nothing more important to the Enjoy! Team than your complete satisfaction with our services, programs and activities.

Please send your comments or suggestions on our programs and services to CSD Director Greg Betts at csd@cityofpaloalto.org. We'd love to hear your feedback!

"Engage, Create, Enjoy!"

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Community Services Administration at the
Lucie Stern Community Center
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-463-4900
Fax: 650-321-5612
csd@cityofpaloalto.org

Open Space, Parks and Golf Administration
Municipal Service Center
3201 East Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 650-496-6962
Fax: 650-496-5925
parks@cityofpaloalto.org

Foothills Park
3300 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 9430
Phone: 650-329-2423
Fax: 650-917-9647

Baylands Nature Preserve
2500 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 650-617-3156
Fax: 650-858-2659

Pearson-Arastradero Preserve
1530 Arastradero Road,
1/4 mile north of Page Mill Road.
Phone: 650-329-2423


Recreation Services Administration at the
Lucie Stern Community Center
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-463-4900
Fax: 650-321-5612
LSCC@cityofpaloalto.org

Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road, T2
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 650-329-2418
Fax: 650-856-8756
cubberley@cityofpaloalto.org

Mitchell Park Community Center (Closed during construction)
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Arts & Sciences
Administration at the
Lucie Stern Community Center

Art Center
1313 Newel Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 650-329-2366
Fax: 650-326-6165
art.center@cityofpaloalto.org

Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 650-463-4930
Fax: 650-324-0291
childrens.theatre@cityofpaloalto.org

Junior Museum & Zoo
1451 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-329-2111
Fax: 650-473-1965
funscience@cityofpaloalto.org

Last Updated: Jul 8, 2014
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