Community & Recreation Services

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Union City's award-winning Community and Recreation Services department provides recreation and leisure services to our entire community. Recently honored by the California Park and Recreation Society, we operate the Holly Community Center, Kennedy Community Center, Ruggieri Senior Center, Sports Center, Teen Center, Teen Workshop and, in the summer, the Dan Oden Swim Complex.

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We offer programs for children, teens, adults, and seniors to inspire, grow, and unite our community. Our programs include:

  • After-school middle school programs
  • Aquatics
  • Arts
  • Classes
  • Community gardens
  • Day camps in summer, winter and spring
  • Senior lunches
  • Special needs programs for people with physical and mental disabilities
  • Tot time
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Youth sports

Seasonal Programs

View and register for our seasonal programs.

Winter/ Spring 2020 Activity Guide

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Register online today!

Winter/ Spring Registration

Resident Registration starts on Monday, December 9, 2019

Non-Resident Registration starts on Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Click here to see the Winter / Spring 2020 Activity Guide (PDF)

Registration Form (PDF)

Youth Emergency Info Card (PDF)

2020 Leaders in Training Flyer

2020 Leaders in Training Application

City of Union City Memorial Bench Program

Union City has many beautiful parks that are enjoyed by the community. The Community & Recreation Services Department has developed a Memorial Bench Program to provide an opportunity to recognize residents who have passed away, or to honor those who have made an impact in the community. Family and friends can join together to donate an attractive, personalized park bench in one of Union City parks to remember their loved one. The donation of a memorial bench includes the purchase and installation of the bench, an engraved plaque, as well as any needed site preparation by the Public Works Department.

If you are interested in the Memorial Bench Program, please contact the Union City Community & Recreation Services at (510)675-5495 or click on the link for the application.

Memorial Bench Application (PDF)

Work & have fun with us this summer! 

Union City Community & Recreation Services will be accepting employment applications for temporary summer positions on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

The interview process begins in early spring, and most positions start in June.  Qualifications, job requirements, salary and hours vary with each position.  If you are interested in being part of Union City Community & Recreation Services this summer, please download the application here (PDF), pick up information and applications at any of our Community Centers. For additional questions, please call 510.675.5276.

HH Best Home

Community & Recreation Services would like to thank all of the participants of Union City’s 1st Annual Best Home for the Holidays Decorating Contest. Congratulations to this year’s winner: The Richter Family of Palmetto Drive. We encourage the community take a drive or stroll through the neighborhood and see the hard work and creativity Union City residents have to offer!

Palmetto Drive   *    9th Street    *     Meridien Circle  *     Queen Anne Court   *  Delores Drive   *  San Bruno Court  * Santa Sophia Way