About Us

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About Us

It is the goal and philosophy of the Recreation and Human Services Division to provide meaningful environmental, recreational, and social experiences; to provide positive recreational opportunities and experiences that will serve the diverse needs and interests of the community; and to provide opportunities that will promote mental awareness, physical fitness, personal and social development.

Recreation and Human Services

Recreation & Human Services supports an active youth and adult sports program, after school programs, and services for the developmentally disabled. These divisions also advocate for opportunities that promote mental awareness, physical fitness, and personal development. The City of Carson proudly provides 12 full service parks, 4 mini parks, 2 swimming pools, 2 aquatic centers, 4 gymnasiums, a Boxing Center, and a Skate Park. All together, Recreation & Human Services provides over 126.5 acres and a total of over 240,000 sq.ft. of building space. Each building, park, pool and gym is dedicated to providing services to its valued citizens. In addition, all full service parks are staffed with full-time and part-time personnel.


Volunteerism has always been the backbone of the American way of life. Our volunteers' talents range from the Red Cross workers who lend helping hands to victims of natural disasters to the volunteer coaches who teach our children about sports and fair play. In Carson, volunteerism is a vital force for the community because it takes a tremendous number of people to ensure that recreational services are provided efficiently and effectively. Volunteers have always made a difference. They have often unselfishly pitched in and given valuable time in delivering important services that otherwise could not be provided. Literally, thousands of volunteers ages 18 and up from all walks of life individually contribute more than 150 hours annually.

If you would like to make a difference and are able to give your time and effort to Carson's recreation programs, you are encouraged to contact your neighborhood park or the Corporate Yard at (310) 847-3570.

Contact Us

Parks &Recreation - 18601 S. Main St., Carson CA 90248 | 310-847-3570
Human Services - 801 E. Carson St. Carson, CA 90745 | 310-835-0212
If you would like to contact an individual park directly, click here for a list of each park's contact information.


Youth Commission - 7 p.m.
2nd Wednesday of month
Veterans Affairs - 6 p.m.
3rd Monday of month
Parks & Recreation - 6:30 p.m.
Last Thursday of month
Sr. Citizen Advisory Commission - 4 p.m.
2nd Monday of month
Community Civic Engagement Board - 6:30 p.m.
2nd Monday as needed

Parks | Commissions

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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