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 Robert De Geus at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear your feedback!
Palo Alto Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation Master Plan
We need your help in charting the future of our parks, facilities and recreation programs.
On a sunny Sunday afternoon at the end of March, we welcomed 365 visitors and 31 volunteers at Spring Family Day! The beautiful day offered inspiration to children and parents alike, spring-themed art projects were a big hit and we ended the day with an exciting performance by School of Rock students!
Thank You, Art Center Volunteers! While National Volunteer Week takes place only once each year in April, volunteerism thrives year ‘round at the Palo Alto Art Center, as hundreds of volunteers routinely donate thousands of hours to ensure the success of the Center’s programs and events. [more]
A Mobile Place for Making, All for Teens In the spring of 2013, the Palo Alto Art Center and the Palo Alto City Library embarked upon an exciting project with local teens—the creation of a mobile makerspace. Funded by a California State Library grant, this project will result in a mobile makerspace—created by and for local teens—that will premiere at the Art Center in August 2013 and then travel to libraries and community centers throughout Palo Alto. [more]
Earth Day 2014 In honor of Earth Day, take a look at all the City has accomplished to increase environmental sustainability and find ways that you can do your part too. [more]