Recreation & Community Services

COVID-19 Update

The City of Aliso Viejo has been closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and is actively communicating with state and county health officials to identify and implement appropriate mitigation measures.  This information is subject to change and we will work to provide timely updates as they become available.

Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center

10/27/20- Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center will remain closed the today due to smoke and ash. The City and Premier Aquatic will continue to monitor the conditions and provide a status update on 10/28/20. 

Aliso Viejo Center

The Aliso Viejo Center is closed to the public. Those interested in hosting future events may schedule virtual and private on-site tours. Please call 855-906-4038 for more information.


While local parks remain open, the Aliso Viejo Community Association will be limiting amenity use at its parks. Sports facilities, fitness equipment, restrooms, and playgrounds will be locked or modified to prevent use until further notice. Visitors to parks should refrain from engaging in group activities and should practice social distancing by maintaining a distance of 6 feet from other users. For more information on parks, visit

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.