Community Services Department

The mission of the Community Services Department is to create community and facilitate positive communication with the City Council, residents, co-workers, and regional audiences.

Creating and Celebrating a Healthy and Vibrant Community

Atlantis Play Center LogoVoted Best Playground 2013 in "The Best of OC!"

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Community Services offers year-round programs that provide a full range of opportunities for life enrichment, self improvement, personal growth, and artistic expression. Programs include

 Garden Grove Sports & Recreation Center LogoThe Garden Grove Sports & Recreation Center is located at 13641 Deodara Drive off of Westminster Avenue.

Park Facilities LogoLooking for the perfect park to hold an event? The City of Garden Grove has several different locations that include picnic shelters, park buildings and pavilions.

Garden Grove Community Garden LogoShort on space to plant your homegrown veggies, herbs, fruits and flowers? Consider renting a 10’ x 10’ plot in the City of Garden Grove’s Community Garden.

Community Meeting Center LogoThe City of Garden Grove offers three rental facilities conveniently located in the heart of the city just minutes from the SR22 freeway – the Community Meeting Center, the H. Louis Lake Senior Center, and the Courtyard Center. Each building is located in a beautiful park-like setting. From intimate meeting rooms to a spacious banquet room, the facilities are ideal for business

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The Buena Clinton Youth and Family Center LogoThe Buena Clinton Youth and Family Center provides no-cost to low cost programs and services focused on youth enrichment, safety, and community involvement/mobilization.

Magnolia Park Family Resource Center LogoThe Magnolia Park Family Resource Center has enriched the community with health and family services for nearly 10 years. Their mission is to create healthier communities

H. Louis Lake Senior Center LogoThe H. Louis Lake Senior Center offers Seniors 50 years and older a multitude of services and activities. The Center is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Park Patrol LogoThe City of Garden Grove Park Patrol serves as a link between the Community Services Department and park guests. The Park Patrol establishes safer parks.

Garden Grove Pride LogoFor over four decades, the Garden Grove Pride Home Beautification program has recognized the owners of Garden Grove's best-kept homes.

Garden Grove Day Camp LogoGarden Grove's Day Camp provides a fun and exciting experience for children ages 5 -12.

Adult Sports LogoStudies show that regular exercise helps improve everyone’s quality of life. Sports offer a beautiful blend of recreation and physical activity that makes exercise enjoyable.

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Special Events List

If you would like to keep informed of our upcoming events and concerts, you can click on the link below and request to be placed on the Community Events distribution list. Simply send an email to to receive regular email updates of all our upcoming events and concerts.

Office of Community Relations LogoThe Office of Community Relations administers public information programs, news and media relations, and special events.

Garden Grove TV3 LogoGarden Grove TV3 is the City's official YouTube channel.

Garden Grove Community Foundation LogoThe mission of the Garden Grove Community Foundation is to contribute leadership and resources to enhance community life in Garden Grove.

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Garden Grove Theater Venues LogoThe Gem Theater is located at 12852 Main Street. The Festival Amphitheatre is home to the Strawberry Bowl.

Aquatics LogoThe City offers swim lessons during the spring (limited sessions) and throughout the summer.