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City of Los Banos Parks & Recreation Department

Recreation Vision Statement - To create a happy and healthy community where residents can live, learn, work, and play.
Recreation Mission Statement - To create community through people, parks and programs

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Youth and Adult Programs

Youth & Adult Programs

New programs are starting! As these programs are available or registering, this website and the Los Banos Parks and Recreation Facebook page will be updated. Please contact parksandrecreation@losbanos.org for questions

To keep up to date with programs and registration dates, check out our new calendar tab on the Los Banos Parks and Recreation page. Email parksandrecreation@losbanos.org with questions.

Check out our Recreation Guide and Monthly Newsletter for more information!

Community Events

Community Events
  • All programs are subject to change.
  • Events: Upcoming Events
    • Blood Drives: Hosted at the Community Center. Flyer
    • Volunteer Days: April 2023, October 2023.
    • Arbor Day: Typically held the first Friday of March, Arbor Day celebrates trees in Los Banos. The event is rotated annually and serves to commemorate Los Banos’ membership as a Tree City USA member. 2023 Flyer.
    • Egg Hunt in the Park: The Egg Hunt is held annually at Oliveira Park. 2023 Flyer.
    • Movies in the Park: Movies Nights in the Park are held at various parks in the summer. June 2023 Flyer. August 2023 Flyer.
    • National Night Out: This annual event, held in Downtown Los Banos, is hosted by the Los Banos Police Department. Enjoy taco trucks and fun games while connecting our community with the Los Banos Police Department.
    • Salute to Seniors: Salute to Seniors is typically held on the last Friday of September at the Los Banos Community Center. The event celebrates seniors in our community. 2023 Flyer.
    • Halloween Fest: The annual Halloween Fest is held at AG Sports Complex in October. Enjoy activities such as bounce houses, spooky maze, and pumpkin painting. 2023 Flyer.
    • Breakfast with Santa: Held on the second Saturday of December this event offers a chance to meet Santa, enjoy pancakes, create crafts and play fun games! 2023 Flyer.
    • Please also see: Los Banos Chamber of Commerce, Los Banos Arts Council, Los Banos Downtown Association, Friends of the Library, Merced County and other community leaders for regular events such as: Spring and Fall Street Fair, Tomato Festival, Christmas Parade, Veterans Day Parade, Farm to Table, May Day Fair, Library Arts Fundraiser, Dad’s Night Out, Mother’s Day in the Park, Farmers Market

Senior Services

Senior Services & E-Activities
  • All programs are subject to change
  • Classes and Resources:
    • Senior Lunch Program
    • Senior Walking Class: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 8:30-9:15am. This is a great opportunity to get some low impact exercise and visit with new and old friends. Flyer.
    • Golden Age Club: This is a senior club for anyone 50 years and up. They meet for monthly business meetings, dinners and travel together. A monthly newsletter is included. For more information, please call 827-7033. Flyer.
    • Arts & Crafts & Quilting: These classes are on Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Los Banos Community Center. Bring your own project or work together on a class project. Flyer.
    • Macho: Macho, a game like Bingo played with cards, is on Tuesdays from 12:30-2:30pm at the Los Banos Community Center. Flyer.
    • BINGO: Senior Bingo is held on most Thursdays from 12:30-2:30pm at the Los Banos Community Center. You are welcome to bring snacks and prizes. Each card is 25 cents and all monies are paid back that day. Must be over 18 years old to attend. Flyer.
    • HICAP: HICAP Services (Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program) are available at the Los Banos Community Center. For appointments and questions call 385-7550 or (800)434-0222.
    • Legal Services: An attorney from Central CA Legal Services is available one day a month at the Los Banos Community Center. Simple wills, healthcare directives, etc. are free to seniors 60 and over. For appointment and questions call (209)723-5466.
  • Events:
    • Salute to Seniors: Salute to Seniors is typically held on the last Friday of September at the Los Banos Community Center. The event celebrates seniors in our community. 2023 Flyer.

Rentals & Facilities

Events & Meeting Space - Rentals

Upcoming Projects and Master Plans

Master Plans & Upcoming Projects

City Parks and Trails

City Parks & Trails

City Trees

City Tree Information
  • Tree Care Information
  • Tree Maintenance Work Permit
    • Fax to: (209) 827-7037
    • Email to: ParksandRecreation@LosBanos.org
    • Drop-off to: Madison Corp Yard (411 Madison Ave.) or the Los Banos Community Center (645 7th St.)
  • How to Prune Young Shade Trees:
    • What you do to your tree in the first few years of its life will affect its shape, strength, and even its life span. After selecting the right tree for the site and carefully planting it, early pruning is the most important thing you can do for a young tree. Proper pruning will save you money and give you safer, more beautiful, healthier, and easier-to-maintain trees.
  • The Right Tree for the Right Place:
    • Trees provide many benefits – shade, beauty, windbreak, privacy, cleaner air, less noise, less glare, and higher property values, to name a few. But the key to these benefits is to select the right tree and plant it in the right place. This not only assures a lifetime of satisfaction, but it also keeps maintenance costs low. Select tree species that will fill a particular role or function in your landscape. Then, plant them in the right places that will enable them to fill those functions.
  • Don’t Top Trees!
    • Never cut main branches back to stubs. The sight of topped trees is all too common in the communities and along the roadways of America – trunks with stubby limbs standing naked in the landscape, trees stripped of all dignity and grace. Trees are often topped because they grow into utility wires, interfere with views or solar collectors, or simply grow so large that they worry the landowner. But, as one arborist has said, “Topping is the absolute worst thing you can do for the health of your tree”.
  • How to Select & Plant a Tree:
    • Knowing what to look for in selecting trees at the nursery will give you trees that have the best possible chance to survive and grow. And planting, done with care and some knowledge of trees and their needs, will help your trees grow more rapidly and live at least twice as long as improperly planted trees.
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How Measure H Supports Parks and Recreation

Supported by Measure H
  • In Fall 2018, City of Los Banos voters passed Measure H. Measure H provides funding for the City of Los Banos’ Police Department, Fire Department and Parks and Recreation Division. Please read more how Measure H has supported Parks and Recreation: Here

Contact Us

Contact US
Los Banos Community Center - 645 7th St,
(209) 827-7034