• Free Meals for Children - June 15 - August 7, 2020 (Flyer
    • Starting June 15, 2020 through August 7, 2020, Glendale Unified School District will provide meals for children up to 18 years old at 8 locations, including Pacific Park.  Meals will be “Grab and Go”, and are available via walk-up and drive-up service.  All children, 18 years and younger, can pick up both breakfast and lunch from any of the locations. In observance of Independence Day, all sites will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020.  Double meals will be served on Thursday, July 2, 2020 in consideration of the closure.
  • Tennis Courts, Pickleball, Community Gardens and Equestrian Facility at Riverwalk Open as of May 16, 2020. As part of Glendale's road to recovery and in accordance with direction from the County of Los Angeles, tennis courts, pickleball, community gardens and our equestrian Facility at Riverwalk will open as of May 16, 2020, and will remain so provided all activities adhere to distancing and infection control protocols.
  • As of Saturday, May 9, 2020, trails and recreational facilities will open provided all activities adhere to distancing and infection control protocols.  This includes:
    • Golf courses, not including pro-shops or dine-in restaurants
    • Parks, not including playgrounds, sport courts, picnic amenities, and exercise equipment
    • Trails and trailheads - to help keep them open, please adhere to the following:




  •  The following Community Services & Parks closures and cancellations are still in effect until further notice:
    • All sports and recreation areas are closed until further notice. This includes, but is not limited to playgrounds, picnic tables and shelters, fitness equipment areas, basketball courts, skate parks, all fields (baseball, soccer, softball, multi-purpose), tennis courts, pickleball courts, and volleyball courts.
    • All park buildings and indoor facilities are closed to the public until further notice, including community centers, community buildings, Verdugo Jobs Center, gyms, computer labs, multi-purpose rooms, and aquatics center.
    • All events and rentals are cancelled. New reservations are suspended until further notice.
    • All recreation programs and classes are suspended/cancelled until further notice, including sports leagues, aquatics classes, instructional classes (contract classes), drop-in programs, and recreation activities.
    • All Senior Centers are closed. The Congregate Meals program for seniors has been modified to frozen meal delivery or Brown Bag pick up for eligible seniors. Please see the details below or call (818) 548-3775 for more information.

     Please continue to practice social distancing when you are walking through the parks. No group congregation, please!

  • Summer Aquatics Program and Summer Day Camps Registration have been postponed until further notice.  Please visit and for updated information.

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  • Are you a Senior in need of a meal during COVID-19 Safer At Home Orders?

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    LA County’s Great Plates Program

    Meet age requirements:

    • Are 65 or older; OR
    • Are 60-64 and have been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19 or are at high risk as defined by the CDC
      • Living alone or with one other program-eligible adult
      • Are not currently receiving assistance from other state or federal nutrition assistance programs, like CalFresh/SNAP or Meals on Wheels
      • Are not currently receiving assistance from other Earn less than $74,940 (single) or $101,460 (two-person household)
      • Have difficulty accessing food resources or preparing your own meals
      • Live in unincorporated LA County or a city that does not have its own ‘Great Plates Delivered’ program


    Call 211 to Apply

    City of Glendale's Elderly Nutrition Program

    City of Glendale’s Elderly Nutrition Program Congregate Meals Program and Home Delivered Meals Program

    • Are you 60 years or older?
    • Do you live in LA County? 


    Call (818) 548-3775 to Apply

    Are you a Glendale restaurant interested in providing meals to seniors?

    Step One: Fill out a Food Provider Interest Form with the State of California.

    Food Provider Interest Form link

    Step Two: If selection criteria are met based on the Food Provider Interest Form, LA County will reach out to select restaurants to fill out the official application for the program, which includes additional eligibility requirements.  LA County will be reaching out to restaurants who have submitted the Food Provider Interest Form with the State of California.


Cancellations through end of May

  • As of March 20, 2020, the meal distribution plan for seniors currently enrolled in the Elderly Nutrition Program (ENP) is as follows:
    • 7 days of frozen meals to seniors who have the means to warm up and store the food in refrigerator/freezer.
    • Delivery by City staff or pick up option by the senior or friend/family/designee of senior on assigned days between 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    • A Brown Bag meal will be distributed to those who don’t have the means to warm up frozen meals and new clients* at two locations:
      • Adult Recreation Center – 201 East Colorado, Glendale, CA 91205 – 7 days a week
        • Brown Bag Lunch Pick-up time is from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Main Lobby entrance near the Glendale Central Library
      • Sparr Heights Community Center – 1613 Glencoe Way, Glendale, CA 91208 – Monday – Friday ONLY
        • Brown Bag Lunch Pick-up time is from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Paloma Ave. entrance

*New Clients must fill out Universal Intake Form before receiving meal:

  • New Client’s must be 60 years of age and older.
  • Availability is based on supply

 For information and inquiries related to the Elderly Nutrition Program, please call (818) 548-3775.


Director’s Message:

Mission Statement:

The Community Services & Parks Department’s (CSP) mission is to enhance the quality of life by providing safe,  and well-maintained parks and public spaces; preserving open space and historic resources; providing services that address the physical, recreational, social, and economic needs of the community; and creating opportunities for renewal, growth and enrichment.

About Us:

CSP is responsible for 286 acres of developed park land and over 5,000 acres of open space.  The department consists of 46 parks and park facilities, including 36 parks, the Civic Auditorium, 4 community centers, 6 sports facilities, and 4 historic buildings.

In carrying out its mission, the department is responsible for: the safety, security and maintenance of the park facilities; planning, design and development of new parks and park facilities, and the rehabilitation and expansion of existing parks and park facilities; youth recreation programs, including at-risk youth programs; a comprehensive summer and year-round youth employment program, employing over 400 youth per year; senior recreation programs, including nutritional meals and case management; youth and adult sports programs; an aquatics program consisting of one pool, swim and water polo teams and 5 wading pools; operation of and programming at four community centers, which experience over 155,000 drop-in visits per year; monitoring and maintenance of over 5,000 acres of open space and trails, including volunteer trail safety patrol, trail maintenance, wilderness park restoration, and interpretive programs; youth, adult, and senior life-long learning classes; 9 day camps at 6 different locations; facility reservations and rentals, including operation and rental of the Civic Auditorium; event planning and equipment rental; job training and business assistance through the operation of the Verdugo Jobs Center, a one-stop employment and training center which serves over 30,000 walk-in visitors; planning and administration of state and federal grants, including technical assistance and funding to non-profit organizations to provide social services; and homeless programs.

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