Community Services

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 Spring edition
of the City of Carson's Community Services Guide!
As we blossom into a new season, the Community Services Department would like to share the up and coming activities that are in store for all of the residents to enjoy. First, we are excited to announce the opening of the new Dolphin Park inclusive accessible playground! This is one of the few playgrounds in Southern California that provides accessibility to all children of all abilities.

Winter brought holiday joy to the community with events such as the annual Winter Recital and Winter Fest. Celebrations were also held in tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History month during the winter season. Spring continues to honor American leaders and heroes with a tribute to Cesar Chavez in March and a Memorial Day ceremony in May. The 28th Annual Youth Conference will be taking place to inspire the youth in the community to reach their goals and make their dreams a reality. Other community and family friendly events in the Spring include Cinco de Mayo and Earth Day. The Community Services Department is proud to host these special events that provide opportunities to bring families and the community together. These events would not be made possible without the support of our City of Carson Council and the hard work of our Community Services Department staff.

Spring time means baseball and softball season is back! If you have the passion for the sport and want to make a difference, consider becoming a volunteer coach. With spring break taking place at the schools, Day Camps are also back! The city offers childcare programs for ages 5-12 at Calas Park, Carson Park, Del Amo Park, Dolphin Park, Dominguez Park, and Veterans Park during the week of spring break. For more information on these programs and activities, please contact your local park. Wedding season is also here and the Carson Event Center is a wonderful venue for any special occasion. The center has a variety of meeting rooms and event spaces. For more information and assistance in planning your special event, contact the Carson Center at (310) 835-0212. With summer around the corner, the pools will be opening soon for swim classes and pool event reservations. Contact the Aquatics Office for more information at (310) 816-9381.

As we celebrate Earth Day this season, we want to remind you all to please help keep our parks clean! Remember, parks make life better! Let’s keep them clean and safe for everyone to enjoy. We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have to improve our parks and programs. Please feel free to contact us at (310) 847-3570.

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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