City of Patterson Recreation and Community Services Department

“We Create Community Through People, Parks & Programs”






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Untitled.jpgFALL 2013 ACTIVITY GUIDE

The Fall Activity Guide is here! Keep your eyes peeled for our catalog featuring many of your old favorites and many new classes.

Click here to view Activity Guide.


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The goal of youth activities is to encourage skill development and foster a positive attitude without overly emphasizing winning every game as a primary goal. Children will learn basic to advanced fundamentals in sports such as basketball, flag football, tennis, and more. Check out the wide range of league and instructional course offerings at the Recreation Department. Below is a list of upcoming youth activities.



 Tiny Toes Gymnastics

Tiny Toes Gymnastics is a children's play and gymnastics program that offers a series of parent/child programs devoted to the physical, emotional, and social development of children.

For more information and how to register, please see Flyer.


  Kidz Love Soccer

Since 1979, Kidz Love Soccer has been dedicated to teaching children the world's most popular sport within a nurturing, recreational environment. A typical session experience includes age appropriate activities: skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages. Young soccer enthusiasts  experience soccer fun in a safe, non-competitive environment. Kidz Love Soccer... "Where the score is always FUN to FUN!"

To see which classes are available in your area and to register click the link below.


  Jr. Giants Baseball

Patterson Recreation will be running a Jr. Giants League through the 2014 summer! The Giants organization will provide all needed equipment, all you need to do is sign up and get ready to have fun and learn the game of baseball.

Click here to view the Jr. Giants Baseball Flyer.

To register for Jr. Giants, click the link below.










Teen activities.jpgTEEN ACTIVITIES

The Patterson Recreation Department loves teens! We strive to provide enriching recreational activities that challenge and motivate young people to learn new things and to keep having fun. From  innovative programs to special events, you are never too old to get out and play. We even have opportunities for teens to hang out and chill.



The Youth Action Commission is a program that provides teens 6th-12th with activities and learning experiences that teach leadership, social skills, problem solving, and team building skills; while promoting community and cultural awareness. We value and promote youth ideas, input, involvement, diversity, communication, and success. This is a youth led program, so that the youth can make a difference on teen issues in their community. 

For more information See the YAC Flyer. 



  Extreme Tuesdays

Want to get out of Patterson? Sign up for Extreme Tuesdays! Every Tuesday from June 17th - July 8 we are going on a trip whether it is Laser Tag, Six Flags, Raging Waters and more. Trips will be with charter bus from First Student, and supervised by Recreation Staff. This is a new Fun and Exciting way to spend your summer with the City of Patterson Recreation and Community Services Department. For more information about trips, dates, and times, please see Extreme Tuesdays Flyer. 



  Junior Recreation Leader      

Calling all 12 - 15 year olds, who are interested in youth leadership and volunteer opportunities? This Staff in Training Program will help prepare teens to enter the workforce when they turn 16. Includes: skills in interviewing techniques, How to present themselves, recreation leader training, reinforcement and discipline, fair play, and sportsmanship, CPS training, First Aid, healthy choices, and other leadership skills. Upon graduating the class, teens will be Jr. leaders and eligible to volunteer in recreation programs such as youth sports, day camp, & special events.

Fee : $120   Registration Deadline is May 23rd

Fore more information on the Junior Leaders Program, please see Flyer.                   



  Teens on Board

The City of Patterson is looking for 2014-2015 Teens-On-Board Representatives! The Teens on Board program provides an excellent opportunity for current sophomores and juniors to become involved in the community, build  a resume and college applications as well as learn how decisions are made in Patterson. Over fifteen high school students will be selected to sit in various Community boards and commissions including City Council, the Planning Commission and the Chamber of Commerce Board, and more. Current sophomores and juniors who are interested can pick up information and applications at the Hammon Senior Center. To find out more information, please see Teens on Board Flyer.

Fee: $50. Registration Begins May 1st



  Teen Center

The Patterson Teen Center is a Drop In Location for youth grades 6th - 12th. Our Teen Center is a SAFE place for youth to hang out, make friends and provides the opportunity to participate in fun activities. Recreation staff offers a variety of games, sports, and other activities including a large flat screen TV, a Xbox 360 and a PS2, a pool table, a ping pong table, foosball tables, and brand new, state of the art computers to help with homework assistance. Parents MUST sign their youth up to attend, with Registration Form and Parent Handbook, but membership is FREE!

To see Teen Center Parent Handbook and Registration Form, Click Here.

For any other questions, please call 209-895-3536.











Want to participate in something with the entire family? Check out our family programs which are designed to provide an opportunity for Patterson locals and their families to recreate together.






  Yoga Fit - Make it Happen with Eileen

Yoga Fit is designed to improve the health, performance, and mental activity of athletes or individuals interested in improving their level of fitness. Based on the ancient fitness science of hatha yoga it blends balance, strength, flexibility and power in a fitness format. Yoga Fit overcomes the mystery of yoga by delivering a practical, user friendly style, which is accessible, understandable, and doable by individuals at any level fitness.

Fee is $35. For session, time, and registration information, please see Yoga Fit Flyer.



  Mile by Mile Marathon

Are you intimidated by running but would like to get in shape? Is the thought of a running a full 26.2 mile marathon daunting to even consider? Try running it throughout the summer piece by piece! Stop by the Recreation Department and pick up a "Mile by Mile" packet. Throughout June and July you will track your own progress. On Saturday August 2nd the Recreation Department will host a finale mile celebration, at the Patterson Aquatic Center, in conjunction with the "Swim-a-Marathon" program. Awards will be passed out and the pool will be open to all participants.

Registration begins May 5th. Fee: Packets are $15/person.













Every summer, Day Camp is our most energized and popular program. We offer a wide range of age appropriate activities within a schedule that is carefully planned to incorporate themed days, special events, and a balance of indoor and outdoor activities. This dynamic program allows the children to grow in new directions, and meet new friends.


  Spring Break Camp

For the first time ever we will be offering a 2014 Spring Break Camp program. This is for all youth grades K-5th to please come and join us for a fun spring break full of games, arts & crafts, and other activities. As part of our partnership with the After School Program we will offere a literacy component that will help encourage children to read over the spring break, and provide free books.  For more information and how to register, please see Flyer.


  2014 Summer Day Camp

In partnership with the Patterson Unified School District After School Program (ASP) the City of Patterson Recreation and Community Services Department invites all youth grades K-5th to please come and join us for a fun summer of games, arts & crafts, and other activities.Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all participants. Every Tuesday and Thursday we walk from Apricot Valley Elementary to PAC and get an afternoon of free swim, and on Fridays we will go on a field trip (location to be determined). For more information and how to register, see Summer Day Camp Flyer.








gilroygardenslogo.jpgGilroy Gardens

Gilroy Gardens is a beautiful California amusement park, located in Gilroy, CA, and is the only California theme park with a horticultural theme. Ideal for families with young children and garden lovers, Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park features 21 rides, 27 attractions, 6 majestic gardens and the world famous Circus Trees. Come in and let your children discover and enjoy the beautiful gardens in a place where they can learn and play!


Discount tickets available at The Hammon Senior Center, 1033 W. Las Palmas Ave.

Tickets are good throughout the 2014 season.


For more information please call 209-895-8080, or see Gilroy Gardens Flyer.







quilting.jpgBeginners Quilting Class

The Patterson Recreation Department is now offering Beginners Quilting classes for those who have sewing experience and knowledge of using a sewing machine. Learn to choose appropriate fabrics and notions for class projects. Learn to read patterns, pattern layout and cutting and sewing simple seams. To find out more information and see how to register, please view the Beginners Quilting Class Flyer.


Ages: 18 and older


Fees: $30.00


Location: Hammon Senior Center


Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm


Dates: May 13 - June 17th, Tuesdays.


Instructor: Phyliss Myers






sewing.jpgBeginners Sewing Class

The Patterson Recreation Department is now offering Beginners Sewing classes, for those who have little to no sewing machine and choose appropriate fabrics and notions for class projects. You will learn the basics of sewing like reading a pattern, pattern layout and cutting, and sewing simple seams, and quilting too! To see how to register and find out more information, please see the Beginners Sewing Class Flyer.


Ages: 13 - Senior Adults


Fee: $30.00


Location: Hammon Senior Center


Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm


Dates: Wednesdays, May 14th - June 18th.


Instructor: Phyliss Myers