Recreation & Community Services

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 Aliso Viejo Ranch, Iglesia Community Center and Park, 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   

Register Online

Registration Form & Information (PDF)


Recreation Brochures

2023 AV Winter Brochure_web

Upcoming Events

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2023 AVAC Learn to Swim Flyer

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Treasure Hunters

2022 AVR Movie Night Sing 2 Flyer

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.