Archived News Releases

No Street Sweeping on July 4th

fireworks_0.jpgIn observance of the July 4th Independence Day holiday, there will be no street sweeping services in Garden Grove on Thursday, July 4, 2013. The normal street sweeping schedule will resume on Friday, July 5, 2013.

Make Memories at Summer Day Camp

Garden Grove Day Camp provides children, ages 5 -12, with a fun, safe, and affordable 10-week summer program, beginning June 24, 2013. Camp hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and take place at the Courtyard Center at Village Green Park, located at 12732 Main Street.

The cost is $90 per week and includes a free T-shirt, snacks, refreshments, Friday lunch, and participation in creative activities and games. Optional weekly excursions require specially priced entrance fees in addition to the $90 weekly fee. Transportation is included.

City to Host ‘Living with Coyotes’ Seminar

coyote_0.jpgIn an effort to remind residents of important safeguards to protect pets and property against coyotes, the City of Garden Grove is partnering with State and County agencies to host a free seminar on Tuesday, June 18, at 6 p.m., in the B room of the Community Meeting Center, located at 11300 Stanford Avenue.

City Looking for 2013 College Grads

myphotologo.JPGThe City of Garden Grove wants to give college graduates some extra credit for their academic accomplishments. Plans are currently underway to recognize Class of 2013 college graduates who live in Garden Grove. Details on the recognition are soon to be announced.

Atlantis Play Center's 50th Anniversary

myphoto.JPGAtlantis Play Center is marking a significant milestone on Saturday, June 15 this year -- 50 years of creating cherished memories for families. The public is invited to help celebrate Atlantis’ golden anniversary from noon to 4 p.m. at the Play Center, located at 13630 Atlantis Way, on the north end of Garden Grove Park. The event is free.

Summer Fun at Teen "Wreck" Hall

Middle and high school teens are invited to spend the summer at Garden Grove’s “Wreck” Hall, in Eastgate Park, located at 12001 St. Mark Street, from June 25 through August 30, 2013. Hours of operation are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Teens can play video games, board games, pool, basketball, or just relax in the lounge area. There is no cost for daily activities, registration, and membership. Field trips and special events will be held during the summer for a minimal charge.

Strawberry Festival Parade Walk

The H. Louis Lake Senior Center is making the morning walk even sweeter by inviting seniors to participate in the Strawberry Festival Parade Walk. This comfortable, two-mile walk takes place on Saturday, May 25. Participants should arrive at the Senior Center, at 11300 Stanford Avenue, by 8:00 a.m.

The walk begins at the corner of Chapman Avenue and 9th Street, and heads west on Chapman Avenue, then turns south onto Euclid to Village Green park. The official Strawberry Festival Parade begins at 10:00 a.m.

Vote For Best Home & Garden

The City of Garden Grove is holding an online voting contest to find the best-looking home in the community as part of the 40th annual home beautification program, Garden Grove Pride. Beginning Monday, May 13 through Sunday, May 19, the public is invited to visit the City’s website at, look for the Pride logo, and click on ‘Vote.’

The 17 photos displayed on the link are this year’s Home of the Year winners chosen by volunteer judges who surveyed an average of 2,500 homes in each of the city’s 17 zones.

Mother’s Day Fashion Show/Dance at Senior Center

SeniorFashion.jpgGarden Grove seniors are invited to celebrate Mother’s Day with a chic event, filled with shopping, dancing, and a fashion show, sponsored by Monarch HealthCare. The free event will take place at the Community Meeting Center, located at 11300 Stanford Avenue, on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, starting at 10:00 a.m.

National Drug Take Back Initiative

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Garden Grove Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Garden Grove Police Department, located at 11301 Acacia Parkway. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.


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