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

The City of Carson Community Services Department strives to strengthen our community's fabric, health, and well-being. Our goal is to improve the lives of our citizens and the community as a whole by providing services, events and proactive, positive programming for all ages and abilities that provide access to the 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; and activities that facilitate social connections, human development, therapy, the arts, and lifelong learning.

Our 50th Anniversary comes to and end during this winter session and we would like to express our deep thanks and gratitude to city leadership, staff, volunteers, community members, businesses, and the Carson Community Foundation for the outstanding support they provided to the amazing 50th Anniversary events.

As the season changes and shifts to winter, we would like to encourage all residents and community members to take advantage of our programs and activities. We offer a state accredited after-school program at seven of our community parks for parents who need assistance with child care. Winter is also basketball season with baseball, softball, and t-ball signups in February 2019. For more information, contact your local park.

The City of Carson and our department pride themselves on offering various special community events through the year. We are presenting the Winter Fest and Tree Lighting Ceremony, Enrichment Recital, Parks Recital, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, and Black History Month Celebration.

As we continue to work toward serving the Carson community better, we welcome any comments or suggestions you may have. Please feel free to contact us at 310-847-3570 or email

Have a great winter, and remember that 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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