The City of Ontario's Recreation & Community Services Department provides opportunities for wholesome, year-round public recreational services for every age group. Through a comprehensive array of programs and events, the Department continually strives to meet the City Council's goal to provide enhanced recreational, educational, cultural and healthy activities to the community. The Department operates six community centers, a senior center, and provides programming in over thirty parks, three dog parks, and a municipal golf course.
The mission statement of the Recreation & Community Services Department is to enhance community value through diverse opportunities, personal growth and healthy lifestyles by providing quality and affordable programs and services. The vision statement of the Recreation & Community Services Department is to be the leaders in building a healthy community through memorable experiences connecting people to recreation. The Priority Values of the Recreation & Community Services Department include the following:
Fun: Be enthusiastic, love what you do, and make it enjoyable for all.
Integrity: We make ethical behavior the foundation of all actions.
Teamwork: We take seriously our obligations to empower every person to achieve more by making opportunities available for personal growth.
Innovation: We achieve continuous improvement by taking risk, welcoming new ideas, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.
Diversity: We welcome and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals.
Commitment: We are passionate in delivering superior service to both our internal and external customers; taking pride in positively influencing their lives.
Wellness: We strive to provide an environment that promotes overall health to every individual.
General Registration Policies
No phone-in registration accepted. Students must pre-register online or via mail or in person. First time registration must who proof of residency (i.e. Current Driver's License or utility bill). No registration fee will be accepted at class locations or by instructors. Information listed in the Ontario Living Magazine may be subject to change.
Accommodation requests are available upon request for City of Ontario's classes, programs, and activities. The City asks for notification of accommodation to be given at least ten (10) days in advance of the class, program, or activity start date; however, less notice may be appropriate in some circumstances. Reasonable accommodations for participation are reviewed and granted on a case-by-case basis. The City will generally modify policies, practices or procedures, or provide auxiliary communication aids or services, when necessary to ensure that qualified individuals are able to participate. If you have circumstances that require specific accommodations in order to enjoy one of our programs, activities or classes, please contact the City of Ontario Recreation & Community Services Department at (909) 395-2020.