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Recreation Programs for Youth

Post Date:12/28/2022 2:38 PM

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December 28, 2022


Recreation Programs for Youth Ages 6 Through 12


The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department will continue its popular Rec on the Move program through January. Rec on the Move is a safe and supervised program where elementary school-age youth participate in free games and physical activities. No registration is required to participate.


Beginning Tuesday, January 2nd, the program will take place on weekdays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at five local parks:  


  • Mondays, Buena Vista Park, 800 South Pine Street
  • Tuesdays, Bob Orach Park, 1800 Westgate Road
  • Wednesdays, Tunnell Park, 1100 North Palisade Drive
  • Thursdays, Newlove Community Building, 1619 South Thornburg
  • Fridays, Russell Park, 1000 West Church Street


Rain cancels the program.


New Year themed arts and crafts activities will be offered from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on January 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st, at the Edwards Community Center, located at 809 Panther Drive. The free activities include vision boards, Chinese New Year crafts, a collaborative art project, and a winter STEAM challenge. Registration for the Jumpin’ into January program is available online at


Questions may be directed to the Recreation and Parks Department at (805) 925-0951 extension 2260.


Department:                            Recreation and Parks

Contact Person:                     Dennis Smitherman, Recreation Services Manager

Telephone Number:                (805) 925-0951 ext. 2263 

E-mail Address:             

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