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Cerritos named a "Playful City USA"

June 24, 2016

For the ninth consecutive year, the City of Cerritos was honored with a "Playful City USA" distinction for its outstanding recreation programs and facilities for children.

The non-profit KaBOOM!, a national organization dedicated to saving play, honored 257 communities with the Playful City USA designation. The honor recognizes U.S. cities and towns that have implemented unique local action plans to increase the quantity and quality of play in their communities.

In Cerritos, residents enjoy multi-faceted recreational activities and programs for all ages. Sports and fitness programs, sports leagues, golf, aquatics, adaptive recreation and dance classes are offered at numerous City parks, community centers and specialized recreation facilities.

Cerritos has 25 parks and recreation facilities, including neighborhood parks, community centers, the Cerritos Olympic Swim & Fitness Center, the Cerritos Iron Wood-Nine Golf Course and the Cerritos Sports Complex. The gyms at Cerritos and Whitney High schools offer additional facilities for recreation.

The national non-profit KaBOOM! advocates for local policies that increase play opportunities for children. Playful City USA communities serve as role models for other communities and prove that it is an attainable goal to enhance the well-being of children by increasing play opportunities.

Check out the "Community Services Program" in the February, May, August and November issues of "The Cerritos News" for a list of fun classes and sports for all ages. The "Recreation" link on the City's website,, also offers extensive information about fitness programs and facilities.

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