The Community Services Department is responsible for the development and delivery of the comprehensive leisure/human services including community enrichment programs. The Department oversees public and group use of many City facilities including the Community Center, City Gymnasium, Sports Park, other athletic field parks, Historic Town Center Park, Los Rios Park, Community Gardens, La Sala Auditorium and Courtyard, City rental park sites and one of the City’s newest parks, Reata Park and Event Center.
Programs and services are available for pre-school age children to senior citizens. Additionally, the Department conducts many important community-wide events such as the 4th of July Celebration, San Juan Summer Nites Concerts, and the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, in addition to assisting in the annual Fiesta de Las Golondrinas Swallows Day Parade.
The Department publishes a quarterly community newsletter and maintains the Community Services Department’s web pages on the City website which provides important program and services information. The Department also provides staff support to the: Parks, Recreation, Senior and Youth Services Commission; Trails and Equestrian Commission; Youth Advisory Board; Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley; San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association; San Juan Senior Citizens Club, Inc.; Age Well Senior Services; community youth/adult sport organizations; and various active community-based service groups.