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

In response to the stay at home order issued by Governor Newsom, the City of Aliso Viejo has cancelled the spring session of recreation classes. All transfers and refunds for the spring session have been initiated. At this time, recreation classes and camps are scheduled to resume for the summer session which begins June 8. Online registration for summer camps remains open.

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 a future City Council meeting. A date will be announced at a later time.

JamFest & Summer Camp Expo 

The Aliso Viejo JamFest & Summer Camp Expo event originally scheduled for April 30, has been postponed and a new date will be announced at a later time. 

Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center 

The Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center is closed through April 30. For more information, please visit

Aliso Viejo Center 

Aliso Viejo Center remains closed to the public through April 30.


While local parks remain open, AVCA 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.

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!

 2020 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.