Ontario Recreation & Community Services Department Celebrates Parks and Recreation Month - "Ontario is Where You Belong"

July 01, 2024

Press Contact:   Dan Bell, Communications and Community Relations Director

Phone Number: (909) 395-2400

Date:                   July 1, 2024


City of Ontario

Recreation & Community Services Department



Join the Ontario Recreation & Community Services Department for Parks and Recreation Month. We’ll celebrate how parks and recreation make Ontario a stronger, more vibrant, and more resilient community throughout July!

Parks and Recreation Month is an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) that invites our community to share their experiences, memories, and stories about what parks and recreation means to them.

This year's theme, "Ontario Is Where You Belong," highlights the Ontario Recreation & Community Services Department’s inclusive programs, essential services, and safe spaces for people of all ages and abilities, promoting community connection.

The Ontario Recreation & Community Services Department provides opportunities for wholesome, year-round public recreational services for every age group in the City of Ontario.  Through a comprehensive array of programs and events, the Department continually strives to meet the City Council’s goal to provide the community with enhanced recreational, educational, and cultural activities.  The Department operates six community centers and a senior center, and provides programming in over thirty parks and three dog parks.

“Parks and Recreation Month highlights the contributions and transformative impact of parks and recreation. The Ontario Recreation & Community Services Department remains dedicated to nurturing community connections and promoting outdoor enjoyment through a variety of recreational activities and park amenities, ensuring accessible opportunities to everybody for fun and engagement,” said Nicholas Gonzalez, Recreation & Community Services Director.

NRPA and the Ontario Recreation & Community Services Department encourage everyone who supports parks and recreation to share how it has fostered belonging and why their local park and recreation professionals are important to them on social media with #OntarioIsWhereIBelong.

Residents can learn more about recreational programs, classes, activities, and special events by visiting www.OntarioCA.gov/Recreation or by contacting the Recreation & Community Services Department at (909) 395-2020. 

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About the City of Ontario

The City of Ontario is enhancing the quality-of-life by creating urban lifestyle districts that create sustainable places to live, work and play.  Located just east of Los Angeles and Orange counties, the City of Ontario is ideally situated as a gateway to Southern California. With major freeways, rail transportation and an International Airport, Ontario invites the rest of the world to be a part of a culturally diverse community with rich history that is well positioned for quality development and economic sustainability for its residents. Complementing its business and residential core, Ontario offers premium entertainment venues such as the Ontario Convention Center, Toyota Arena, and Ontario Mills. To learn more about the City of Ontario, visit OntarioCA.gov or call (909) 395-2000.

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