Recreation & Community Services

COVID-19 Notice

On November 16, Governor Newsom announced immediate actions by the State to slow the spread of COVID-19. These actions included moving Orange County back into Tier 1 (Purple/Widespread) of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and implementing a limited stay at home order for counties in Tier 1.

Due to the actions taken by Governor Newsom, the City of Aliso Viejo is closing City Hall to the public beginning Monday, November 23. City staff will continue to remain available via email and telephone during regular business hours.

We understand that this may be an inconvenience to our residents, and we thank you for your understanding during this time. The health and safety of our residents is our first priority, and the City will continue to communicate the latest information and details as they emerge. 

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Department Overview

The Recreation & Community Services Department offers Aliso Viejo residents exceptional service, innovative programs, special events and diverse cultural and educational experiences in vibrant, sustainable spaces. The department, which maximizes City resources through collaborative partnerships within the community, is committed to facilitating activities that grow strong families, promote healthy lifestyles and support the strong sense of community shared by Aliso Viejo residents.

The Recreation & Community Services Department is also responsible for special projects that include managing the City’s Community Connection and Enews to provide the community with the most up-to-date and timely news and information that impacts the way people live, work and play.

Parks & Facilities

The department oversees the operations at the Iglesia Community Center and Park, the Aliso Viejo Ranch site, the Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center and the Aliso Viejo Center. The City owns and manages Iglesia Park and Vista Park. All others are maintained by Aliso Viejo Community Association (AVCA)

Senior Services

The Recreation & Community Services Department provides programming for senior citizen residents including transportation, recreational classes and important resources for the population.

Registration Form & Information   

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Registration Form & Information (PDF)

Become an Instructor

A contract instructor is an independent contractor (contract instructors are not City employees) who is interested in providing recreation classes, workshops or camps for the City. Those interested in becoming an instructor must complete the Contract Instructor Application (PDF) and submit it to the Recreation & Community Services Department 6 to 8 months before the desired session for consideration. Summer camps are planned in the month of October. For more information, please contact the Recreation & Community Services Department.