Community Services

Director of Community Services
Idris Jassim Al-Oboudi
701 E. Carson St
Carson, CA 90745
Phone: (310) 847-3571

The Community Services Department delivers a significant portion of the services and programs rendered directly to the residents of the City of Carson. The Department is spearheaded by the Director, with support from the Senior Administrative Analyst and the Administrative Secretary. The Director ensures that all services and programs provided by the Department meet the social and recreational needs of Carson's diverse community. Community Services is comprised of three divisions: Community Center, Transportation, and Recreation and Human Services.

Director of Community Services
Welcome to the Fall Edition
of the City of Carson's Community Services Guide!
Welcome to the Fall Edition of the City of Carson's Recreation Guide!

In this season of thanksgiving, the Community Services Department would like to thank all the residents who participate in our programs and activities at all of our facilities and parks. We also would like to thank all of our volunteers who donate their time to make a difference in the community. We strive to build a strong community and it would not be possible without the active participation of our residents.

The Community Services Department is proud to serve the residents and visitors of all ages and abilities in the City of Carson. A new accessible playground is being built at Dolphin Park this fall. We continue implementing our brand promise to provide access to serenity and inspiration of nature, outdoor space to play and exercise facilities for self-directed and organized recreation, positive alternatives for youth which help lower crime and mischief, positive places, and activities that facilitate social connections, human development, the arts, and lifelong learning. We also continue to put our missions to promote our mission to strengthen community image and sense of place, support economic development, strengthen safety and security, promote health and wellness, foster human development, increase cultural unity, protect environmental resources, facilitate community problem solving, and provide recreational experiences into practice in all our services. This past summer, the wonderful classes offered through the Enrichment Program were relocated to bountiful Foisia Park. The new location continues to offer our youth classes in art, dance, drama, education, music, and more.

The Fall 2019 season has several fun activities in store for the community including special events. We invite the community to celebrate our Hispanic Heritage Celebration, Jazz Festival, Filipino American History Kickoff Month, Women's Health Conference, Think Pink Breast Cancer Walk, Halloween Carnival & Dia de los Muertos, and Veterans Day. Flag-football, soccer, and softball also return to local parks for the season. During the week of Thanksgiving break, the city offers childcare programs for ages 5-12 at Day Camps held at Calas Park, Carson Park, Del Amo Park, Dolphin Park, and Veterans Park. For more information on these programs and activities, please contact your local park.

We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have to improve our parks and programs. Enjoy all that the fall season brings, and let's continue to collaborate to build a strong and healthy community. Remember, the future is unlimited in Carson and parks make life better!

Idris Jassim Al-Oboudi
Director of Community Services

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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