Community Services

COVID 19

All non-essential City programs & Events have been canceled until 
April 30 as a Coronavirus precaution. This includes all City of Malibu Community Services Department Programs, Rentals, Sports Leagues, and Special Events.  Please visit the Virtual Recreation Center for recreation program livestreams and activities to do at home. 

“There is no cause for panic and I understand the inconvenience that this presents, but the City’s number one priority is protecting public safety,” said Mayor Karen Farrer. “We must do everything possible to be prepared, follow public health officials’ recommended precautions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, and protect our vulnerable populations.”

The City’s Dial-A-Ride program will continue to operate, and Dial-A-Ride vehicles are regularly disinfected.

The Senior Center will remain closed until further notice. However, staff will still be available to assist any seniors in the community that need assistance. For assistance, call the Senior Center at 310-456-2489 ext. 357.

For updates and information about Coronavirus in the United States and in Los Angeles County, including treatments, precautions, and other important public health information in multiple languages, visit LADPH  and the CDC 

Department Responsibilities

The Community Services Department (formerly known as Parks and Recreation) provides programs and facilities to meet the recreation and leisure needs of the community. The department administers the use of and maintains several park and athletic facilities in the City, and provides programs for all ages in a wide range of interests and activities.

The department operates facilities at local schools through a joint use agreement with the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.

Department staff provides administrative support to the Cultural Arts Commission, Harry Barovsky Memorial Youth Commission, and the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Register for Recreation Programs

Choose from any of the following options to register for a class, program, camp, or activity:

  • Online:
    The Malibu Community Services Department utilizes Rec Pro for online class and activity registration (www.malibucity.org/register). If you have questions on how to access your account online, contact Brittany Saleaumua at 310-456-2489 ext. 349. Visa and Mastercard are accepted for online payment.
  • In person:
    Register at Malibu Bluffs Park - check or cash accepted.
  • By Mail:
    Download the Program Registration Form and mail it to:
    City of Malibu
    Attn: Community Services Department
    23825 Stuart Ranch Road
    Malibu, CA 90265

Refund Policy

The Community Services Department updated the Refund Policy on January 13, 2020. All refund requests should be submitted online at Refund Request.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Financial aid may be available on a limited basis and will be prioritized by need. All required paperwork must be submitted one week prior to the first program date in order to be considered.

Recreation Guide & Newsletter

The Community Services Department publishes the City’s quarterly Recreation Guide and Quarterly Newsletter that details upcoming classes, programs, camps, and special events. The Guide also includes informative articles and contact information for City departments and services.

Most Recent Recreation Guide and Newsletter

Spring 2020

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Winter 2019-2020

Winter 2019-2020

2020 Program Evaluation

Click on the image below to be directed to the evaluation.  

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