Community Centers Kids having fun making pasta

NEW Virtual Recreation Center

A Special Message from Monterey Recreation about Summer Programs


Veteran’s Memorial Park Campground is Temporarily Closed
To comply with State and Monterey County public health officials order to contain the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the City has taken precautionary measures and temporarily closed Veteran’s Memorial Park Campground. The playground area within the park is also temporarily closed, but other non-campground areas of the park, including trails, remain open. Visitors are reminded to practice social distancing and maintain at least six feet between other visitors and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Restrooms also remain open, and visitors are advised to use soap for hand washing and alcohol-based hand sanitizers when water is not available.

We are dedicated to keeping our facilities clean and have increased sanitary efforts.

Closed Sign
Closed Sign

Monterey Recreation Logo Casanova Oak Knoll Park Center
735 Ramona
(831) 646-5665

Hilltop Park Center
871 Jessie Street
(831) 646-3975

Scholze Park Center
280 Dickman Street
(831) 646-3878

El Estero Park Center
777 Pearl Street
(831) 646-3873

Welcome to Monterey Recreation's online guide to your Community Centers. Each of the four Centers is professionally staffed and offers quality, life-enriching activities.

We have programs available for all interests and for every age group - from Preschool for Tots to our play! Monterey Travel Program for Adults and everything in between! Community Centers are located in neighborhoods throughout Monterey assuring that there is a convenient location near you. In addition to offering an array of interesting programs at each site, Centers are also available for private parties, non-profit organization meetings and special events.

Featured Video