Programs, Rentals & Events

  1. Parks & Rec Reopening Plans
    As of Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Summer Programs

    • Our #ParksRock Scavenger Hunt, for residents of all ages, started July 24 and extends through August 24! To learn more, visit our #ParksRock webpage.
    • We are partnering with local businesses and program providers to offer modified youth Fall programming that meets State of California, County of Ventura, City of Ventura, and CDC guidelines. We will not be offering our traditional full-day camp programs. Instead, we will be focusing on providing virtual activities and partial day specialty programming such as STEAM, surfing, and the arts. To learn more, visit our camps webpage.

    Ventura Aquatic Center
    Modified public lap swim is available Monday-Saturday. Information on how to reserve a lane for public lap swim and new pool safety rules is available on our Aquatics Center webpage

    Olivas Links & Buenaventura Golf Courses
    Open with safe play protocols in place.

    City Parks & Beaches
    Open for active and passive use with CDC guidelines in place.

    Classes, Events & Tours
    On hold until further notice.

    City Facility Rentals, Field Reservations & Special Event Permits
    Canceled through Wednesday, September 30.

    Albinger Archeological Museum, Barranca Vista Center, Olivas Adobe, Ventura Avenue Adult Center & Westpark Community Center
    Closed until further notice.

    We hope you have a rockin' weekend!
    Take care, Your Parks & Recreation Team

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Virtual Recreation Activities

Visit the City of Ventura’s Parks & Recreation Virtual Recreation and Resource Center!

A place for fun, educational, and useful resources through these uncertain and challenging times. We are committed to ensuring that our resilient community members have resources to maintain healthy lives, grow meaningful relationships, and continue to have extraordinary experiences. 

Visit this page often and follow us on Facebook for new updates and ideas to keep you and your loved ones healthy, entertained, and informed. Please note that we do not endorse or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page. Some resources may require the creation of an account. 

Parks & Recreation Programs

City Recreation Programs & Rentals

All City sponsored programs, rentals, permits, and tours have been cancelled until further notice. We will offer modified versions of our programs as soon as we are able.

For additional information, please contact the Parks, Recreation, and Community Partnerships Department at:

Community Events Update

City Sponsored Community Events

All City sponsored events and public gatherings have been cancelled until further notice. For additional information, please contact the Parks, Recreation, and Community Partnerships Department at:

2020 Summer Event Cancellation Update

2020 Summer Event Cancellations

In the City of Ventura, the health and safety of our community is a priority. Based on current guidance from the State, CDC, and local health officials, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Pushem-Pullem Parade, 4th of July Street Fair, and Music Under the Stars concert series. All three events bring large crowds together which makes it difficult to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to celebrating with you in the future.