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DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

The Parks & Recreation Department provides residents with a system of community parklands, and a wide range of recreational opportunities, cultural programming for the entire community, special programs for individuals and groups, services to senior citizens, especially through the Joslyn Center, specialized community services (Farmer's Market, Community Garden, etc.), transportation assistance through Senior Ride and landscape maintenance of municipal buildings.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Programs & Activities – provides programs, activities, and services to residents of all ages
  • Park Services – maintains the daily operations of Alhambra parks
  • Recreation – coordinates weekly Farmers Markets as well as adult and youth sports
  • Programs & Aquatics – oversees aquatics and programs, such as cultural and leisure classes, in Alhambra
  • Senior Services – operates and manages senior services throughout Alhambra
Blue Recycle Bin

BLUE RECYCLE CONTAINER    

WHAT IS THE BLUE CONTAINER TO BE USED FOR? 

The blue container for recyclable items is for disposing glass jars and bottles, plastic jars and bottles, metal and aluminum cans, and all clean paper. View a list of items you can and can't recycle. Do not place clothes in your recycling cart or leave large bags of clothes on the curb as Republic Services will not pick them up. Take them to a charity or Goodwill collection site. (Download a list of items accepted/not accepted by Goodwill).  Local donation centers include:

  • The Salvation Army, 1010 East Main Street, Alhambra, call 626-281-2100 or 1-800-SA-TRUCK
  • Vietnam Veterans of America, call 1-800-775-VETS or 1-800-775-8387
  • Goodwill Pasadena Donation Center, 112 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, call 626-449-3721
BLUE CONTAINER MEASUREMENTS:

95-96 GALLON CONTAINER: 180 lbs; H 46-3/8 x W 25-1/4 x D 26-3/8

65-65 GALLON CONTAINER: 90 lbs; H 42-1/8 x W 25-1/4 x D 26-3/8 

32 GALLON CONTAINER: 50 lbs; H 38-1/2 x W 19 x D 22-1/4

 Permits, Licenses, & Applications

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More Resources

Aquatics DivisionAquatics Division

The City offers learn to swim classes along with others water activities as part of our goal to provide a safe and secure aquatic experience to the community.

Recreation and Team SportsRecreation and Team Sports

A wide array of recreational and team sports programs suited for all interests, ages, cultures and abilities.

Certified Farmers MarketCertified Farmers Market

Find a wide assortment of affordably-priced fruits, vegetables, honey, herbs, bread and more from local growers and vendors every Sunday at the Alhambra Certified Farmers Market!

Senior ServicesSenior Services

The Senior Services Division offers programs and activities for adults age 60+, including recreation, social services, nutrition and transportation.

After School Playground Sites - Youth Sports TeamsAfter School Playground Sites - Youth Sports Teams

Drop-in activities alternative programs such as arts & crafts, table game tournaments, four square, kickball and innovative games. Seasonal sports available upon registration.

Park FacilitiesPark Facilities

Learn about the Parks in Alhambra.

Leisure Activities GuideLeisure Activities Guide

Community's Guide to Activities - Excursions - Leisure Classes - Services. Parks Make Life Better!

Alhambra Golf CourseAlhambra Golf Course

Alhambra,  features a regulation par of 70 course. Golf instruction available for youth, adults and seniors in groups or as a private session. Award-winning golf shop. Link to our website.

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