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Recreation Services Program Highlights

September 2018

Updated August 31, 2018

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.

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch Excursion

Workshop for Teens – Networking 101

Halloween Festival

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch Excursion

Bring the whole family and enjoy a wagon ride tour of a working farm on Saturday, September 29. Enjoy a petting zoo, an elaborate corn maze and a chance to view acres of vegetable fields. Visitors will also have a chance to pick their own pumpkin off the vine, under 20 pounds, in the Hello Kitty-themed Pumpkin Patch. Everyone must be able to carry their own pumpkin when exiting the pumpkin patch. Tanaka Farms recommends wearing comfortable, closed-toed shoes that can get dirty. No strollers are allowed; and all visitors must be able to walk through the farm on their own. Ages 3 and over are welcome, but children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult. The bus will leave Heritage Park promptly at 9:45 a.m. and return at approximately 3:30 p.m. Waiver required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time to complete required paperwork. The cost is $30 for Cerritos residents and $45 for non-residents. Registration for this excursion is non-transferable. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN UNLESS THE TRIP IS CANCELLED BY THE CITY.

Workshop for Teens – Networking 101

Networking is the process of creating and maintaining relationships with others through ongoing communication. This introduction to the concept of networking will help participants age 13 to 18 years old to understand the importance of establishing mutually beneficial relationships with professionals, educators and peers. The workshop is at Cerritos Park East on Saturday, October 6 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Space is limited so pre-registration is recommended.

Halloween Festival

Come to the Cerritos Halloween Festival at Knabe Community Regional Park, 19700 Bloomfield Avenue, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 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 age 13 and older and community organizations with an interest in volunteering at the Halloween Festival should call Heritage Park at (562) 916-8570 before Monday, October 15. All volunteers must have an application/waiver on file, be fingerprinted and attend a general volunteer orientation prior to Friday, October 19. Halloween Festival volunteers must attend a Halloween meeting on Wednesday, October 24 at Heritage Park at 7 p.m.