Community Services

I’m thrilled to be reaching out to let you know that the Sierra Madre Aquatic Center is now part of the Y family, and because local and county health officials have approved outdoor swimming and swim lessons, we're opening the pool on January 18.

Lean more about our swim lessons here.

Lap swim is available to all active Y members and we encourage you to reserve a lane in advance. All active Y members have access and we encourage you to reserve a lane in advance. Reservations are easy:

  • Download our app (App Store & Google Play)
  • Register in the app with your Y membership number and password
  • Reserve your lane (reservations are for 30 minutes and can be made up to 7 days in advance)

Please Note

Thank You for your patience and understanding.  

The City is currently limiting public access to City Buildings.  

More information about our entire city services, essential resources, and how to get in contact with staff is available on the home page at

Update Los Angeles County Public Health Safer at Home Order
Los Angeles County Public Health has announced that it will issue a Temporary Safer at Home Order effective Monday, November 30 through Sunday, December 20, 2020. 

This public health order will close playgrounds, except for playgrounds that are located at childcare centers or schools.   At this time, all other park amenities remain open, but adhering to protocols that include face coverings, physical distancing, and no large group gatherings that are outside of the household unit.

Below are components of the Public Health Safer at Home Order that will take effect on Monday.

  • Gatherings: All public and private gatherings with individuals not in your household are prohibited, except for faith-based services and protests, which are constitutionally protected rights.
  • Occupancy limits; all individuals at these sites are required to wear face coverings and keep at least 6-feet of distance:

    • Fitness Centers operating outdoors – 50% maximum occupancy;

    • Museums galleries, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens operating outdoors – 50% maximum occupancy;

    • Mini-Golf, batting cages, go-kart racing operating outdoors – 50% maximum occupancy;
  • Outdoor recreation activities all which require face coverings (except for swimming) and distancing:
    • Beaches, trails, and parks remain open; gatherings at these sites with members outside your household are prohibited.
    • Golf courses, tennis courts, pickleball, archery ranges, skate parks, bike parks, and community gardens remain open for individuals or members of a single household.  Pools that serve more than one household may open only for regulated lap swimming with one person per lane;
    • Drive-in movies/events/car parades are permitted provided occupants in each car are members of one household.

We continue to coordinate and communicate with the Department of Public Health to better understand the impacts of the temporary Safer at Home Order at our park facilities.   As we get additional updates, we will continue to communicate them with you.

The Community Services Department consists of four full-time employees. The Department is responsible for a variety of facilities, parks, events, services and programs ranging from traditional recreation programs to arts and seniors. The Department oversees the Community Recreation Center and Youth Activity Center, Sierra Madre Aquatic Center, Hart Park House Senior Center, and six parks as well as supports and coordinates the activities of the City's Community Services Commission, Senior Community Commission, and various committees. 

Community Services Department Office
222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Phone: 626-355-5278
Hours: Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Department Mission Statement 
The Mission of the Sierra Madre Community Service Department is to provide safe facilities, quality services, programs that are affordable, open and friendly to enrich the overall quality of life for all visitors and residents.

The safety and well-being of our community has been and will continue to be our No. 1 priority.

We thank you for your continued support as we comply with the County Health Officer Orders.

Remember to visit us on our Community Services Facebook Page at Sierra Madre Community Services! #ParksMakeLifeBetter

Community Services Department CLOSED for Holidays in 2021 as listed below:

Day / Date   Holiday
Thursday, January 1, 2021   New Year's Holiday
Monday, January 18   Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day
Monday, February 15   Presidents' Day
Monday, May 31   Memorial Day
Sunday, July 4   Independence Day
Monday, September 6   Labor Day
Monday, October 11   Columbus Day
Thursday, November 11   Veterans Day
Thursday, November 25   Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, November 26   Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, December 24   Closed at Noon - Holiday
Monday, December 27   Holiday
Tuesday, December 28   Holiday
 Wednesday, December 29  Holiday
 Thursday, December 30  Holiday
Friday, December 31, 2021    Holiday

Updated January 6, 2021

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