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Man lifting weights courtesy of City of Sacramento, Parks and Recreation


Welcome to the Department of Youth, Parks, & Community Enrichment, formerly known as Parks and Recreation. To best serve the citizens and youth of our community, the Department has undergone a reorganization and renaming to reflect the Council-adopted focus and prioritization on supporting the City’s youth. The renaming and reorganization will further align the City’s youth programs under a unified vision, mission, set of values, framework, and goals dedicated to helping young people succeed.


Together we empower our youth, strengthen neighborhoods, and provide life-enriching programs for a beautiful, livable community.


Our beautiful parks and enriching programs create a thriving community with healthy, strong, and cohesive neighborhoods.


  • Inclusiveness & Equity
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Stewardship
  • Excellence
  • Safety
  • Customer Service
  • Enjoyment & Fun

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The City provides program modifications for all recreation and leisure activities on a case by case basis based on the needs of participants, as outlined in Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require an inclusive modification for successful participation in the programs of your choice, there will be an option upon registration to make this request. Staff may contact you directly to be sure that program needs are met.