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Recreation Services Program Highlights

October 2017

Updated October 20, 2017

Parks make life better!®

Following is a listing of certain upcoming Recreation Services Division programs and activities. Many of the activities require advance registration and participation numbers are limited. Cerritos residents receive priority in registration. To find out about registration dates and procedures, please call the Recreation Services Division Office at (562) 916-1254.

National Visit a Park Day

Crystal Cove State Park Hiking and Walking Excursion

Halloween Festival

Youth Basketball League

National Visit a Park Day

Celebrate National Visit a Park Day in Cerritos on Friday, October 6. The National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) celebrates this day to promote the wonders of our natural and treasured resources – local parks. The community is encouraged to celebrate this day by visiting their favorite Cerritos parks. The City features 27 parks and recreational facilities, and there are a variety of ways to explore, experience and enjoy them. For more information, call the Recreation Services Division at (562) 916-1254.

Crystal Cove State Park Hiking and Walking Excursion

On Saturday, October 21, take a trip to one of Orange County's largest remaining examples of open space and natural seashore. The Crystal Cove State Park showcases 3.2 miles of undeveloped beach, rich with a native tide pool habitat. A historic district has been preserved and includes 46 vintage rustic coastal cottages. Bring spending money for snacks and souvenirs. Ages 3 and over are welcome, but children under 12 years of age must pay and be accompanied by a paying adult. The cost is $23 for Cerritos residents and $34 for non-residents. The bus will leave Heritage Park promptly at 9:45 a.m. and return at approximately 4 p.m. Waiver required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time to complete required paperwork. Registration for this excursion is non-transferable. NO REFUNDS WILL GE GIVEN UNLESS THE TRIP IS CANCELED BY THE CITY.

Halloween Festival

Come to the Cerritos Halloween Festival at Knabe Community Regional Park, 19700 Bloomfield Avenue, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31. Costume parades, entertainment and game booths will be available for participants of all ages. Food and rides will be available for a nominal fee. For the enjoyment of all and pursuant to the Cerritos Municipal Ordinance 9.48.030(p), dogs, cats or pets are not allowed in the park during special events and concerts. Smoking is prohibited within the boundaries of all City of Cerritos public park facilities, pursuant to the Cerritos Municipal Ordinance 9.49.020.

Happy Haunt Fun Zone

Bring children ages 5 years and under to Knabe Community Regional Park for a safe night of Halloween fun. Games, crafts and entertainment will provide your preschooler with enjoyment throughout the evening as part of the Halloween Festival from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31.

Rides and Jumpers

A variety of rides and jumpers will be available. Most rides require each participant to be at least 42" in height. Adults may be required to accompany children on some rides. All participants must have a ticket or wristband to ride or enter jumpers. All rides and jumpers require one ticket. Tickets are $2 each or all-night wristbands may be purchased for $7. Tickets will not be sold after 8:45 p.m. Bills over $20 will not be accepted.


Individuals, 13 and older, and community organizations with an interest in volunteering at the Halloween Festival should call Heritage Park at (562) 916-8570, before Tuesday, October 10. All volunteers must have an application/waiver on file, be fingerprinted and attend a general volunteer orientation prior to Wednesday, October 25 at Liberty Park at 7 p.m.

Youth Basketball League

$47 resident/$71 non-resident

All registration for youth basketball leagues for youth born between 2004 and 2012 will be held on the following days at the Cerritos Sports Complex, 19900 Bloomfield Avenue:

Residents Only:
Sat., Nov. 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 15 from 4-8 p.m.

Open Registration:
Sat., Nov. 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The non-refundable registration fee includes a team jersey, participation award and Officials and Players' Medical Benefit Fund. Basketball participants will be formed into teams for league play. Children born in 2009 or before will be placed on teams according to their age and ability. Basketball games will be played during the months of January through March. Practices and games will be held at various locations throughout the City. BIRTH CERTIFICATES MUST BE PRESENTED AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION IN ALL DIVISIONS. For more information, call the Sports Complex at (562) 916-8590.