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.  Under Executive Order N-33-20 issued by Governor Newsom on March 19, 2020, the City has ceased all nonessential services until further notice.  The City will continue to provide essential services related to the health, safety and welfare of the community.  This information is subject to change and we will work to provide timely updates as they become available.

Recreation Classes

All Recreation programs are cancelled through April 12. City staff has issued partial refunds for remaining classes to those enrolled.

The Aquatic Center is closed to the public and has cancelled all classes and programs until further notice. 

State of the City

The State of the City event originally scheduled for April 2, 2020 has been cancelled. At this time, the City plans to broadcast the State of the City video during the City Council meeting at 7 pm on Wednesday, April 15, with viewing opportunities on Cox Communications Channel 851, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and online at However, due to the fluidity of the situation, the availability of the broadcast may be subject to change.

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.

Community Connection Recreation Guide & City News

Our 2019 Summer Camps include new full- and half-day offerings along with our new Lunch Bunch program to ensure your child has the best summer ever! Check out the lineup and register below today!

                Community Connection - Summer 2019 Opens in new window2020 Summer Camp Brochure  

Register Online

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.