Parks and Natural Resources
Parks and Facilities
Pasadena City Parks
Welcome to the City of Pasadena Parks and Facilities! Pasadena is proud to have over 23 parks providing our community with gorgeous views, tranquil walkways, sporting grounds and exciting playgrounds. Our parks are excellent for birthdays, family gatherings, and a variety of celebrations.
The full listing includes reservation information, additional park layout video, list of amenities, and a google map. If you have questions, please call the park number listed and our staff will be delighted to answer your inquiries.
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This program is designed to engage the community and allow everyone to participate in identifying potential spaces that would be improved by the installation of a combination of the following: Plants, Irrigation, Mulch or D.G., and boulders.
The submittal period opens annually in November. Once open, the submittal form can be found in the news section of this webpage. An announcement will also be made via the City Managers Newsletter.
Park and Non Park Maintenance
Park and Non Park Maintenance
Pasadena has twenty-three parks totaling more than one thousand acres of parkland. While operationally distinct, maintenance efforts in the Arroyo Seco as well as those in all other city parks similarly strive to keep parks safe, functional, and attractive for residents and visitors. A top priority is responsible stewardship of natural resources including trees, natural areas, native vegetation and wildlife for both present and future generations. Over the past few years, the City’s parks have benefited from improvements in park maintenance service levels and the commencement and continuation of an Athletic Field Renovation Program. The development of the Arroyo Seco has also served the parks by setting a vision for Pasadena’s largest and most diverse park.
In addition to maintaining City Parks, this Division also has responsibility for maintaining many non-park properties owned by the City. Work on non-park properties ensures that landscaped areas around City Hall, City Libraries, median islands, and other properties remain in top form with turf and horticulture maintenance, water conservation, litter removal and pest control.
Park Renovation and Development
Park Renovation and Development Projects
The Division is also responsible for administering all park-based capital improvement projects. This program entails working with the public, various city advisory groups, and city staff to develop the parks section of the City’s Capital Improvement Program. Staff is responsible for administering these projects from inception to completion; developing project cost estimates, developing Request for Proposals, overseeing contracted work, and managing project budgets.
The Division works closely with the Department of Human Services and Recreation to ensure that maintenance efforts do not unnecessarily impact the use of the City Parks. Citizens can obtain information about reserving park facilities and fields via the reservation/permit desk by calling (626) 744-7195. For general information about recreation programs, contact the Department of Human Services and Recreation at (626) 744-4386.