600 S. McClelland St.

Join the fun and happenings at the Youth Center!
The Center serves all boys and girls in grades 7 through 12 (12 to 17 years old). The facility is a "drop in" format, which means teens may enter or leave at any given time during the designated hours and may choose to engage
photo of the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center
in different activities throughout the duration of their visit. Daily activities include indoor sports, arcade-type games, home theater with movies, computer lab, tutors, fitness lab, etc.

Safety is our utmost concern. We have established the following guidelines and expectations for teens to follow while at the facility:

  • Participants will refrain from wearing inappropriate clothing.
  • Fighting, drug use, smoking, and threats are not tolerated.
  • Members will maintain respect for staff, facility, and guest of the Center at all times.
All youth attending the Center are issued a photo I.D. card. The first visit to the Center by a teen, the teen picture is taken and given an application to be completed and returned with a parent's signature.

For more information, call the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center Reception Desk at (805) 925 0951 x252.

Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center
Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday 5:30 AM -1 PM
2:30-8:30 PM
Adult Fitness Hours
Youth grades 7-12
Friday 5:30 AM - 1 PM
2:30 - 10:00 PM
Adults Fitness Hours
PM Youth grades 7-12
Saturday 8 AM - 1PM
2:30 - 10:00 PM
Adults Fitness Hours
Youth grades 7-12

Paul Nelson Aquatic Center
Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday Adult Lap Swim
Adult Lap Swim
Noon - 1:30 PM
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Monday, Wednesday
  & Friday
Adult Lap Swim 5:30 AM - 7:00 AM
Saturday Adult Lap Swim Noon - 1:30 PM

Paul Nelson Aquatic Center

Age 5 and under / age 65 and older No Charge
Age 6-16 / age 55-64 $1.25
Age 17-54 $2.50
Annual Family Pool Pass $50.00
   (Admits up to 6 family members per visit)  
Adult 30-Day Fitness and Pool Pass $30.00
   (Admits one person to Fitness Room and Pool)  
Adult Daily Fitness Room / Events Center Use $2.50

Youth Ambassador Recruitment

The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department is conducting a search for energetic teens who would like to work hard and make a difference. The Youth Ambassador Board consists of young men and women who volunteer to help plan the programs and services at the Youth Center. Applicants need to be 13-17 years old and live in the Santa Maria Valley. The Youth Ambassadors will be selected to serve a two year term or until the completion of 12th grade, whichever is sooner. For additional information, contact Jason Davie, Recreation Technician, (805) 925-0951 ext. 516.