Community Services

Facility and Park Update 12.20.18
Malibu Community Pool is scheduled to resume City programming (Lap Swim, Rec Swim, Swim Team) on Monday, January 7, 2019.  The pool office will undergo environmental testing and be professionally cleaned by specialists before re-opening. 

Malibu Bluffs Park is open to the public with the exception of the sports fields which are closed for their bi-annual renovation. 

Trancas Canyon Park is closed indefinitely. Pending approval, debris must be removed and the playground surface has to be cleaned. Once approved, maintenance contractors will replant damaged planter areas and repair the irrigation lines. The playground and restroom facilities will be professionally cleaned by specialists before re-opening. 

Malibu Equestrian Park is closed indefinitely. Damaged trees must be assessed. Irrigation lines must be repaired and debris removed from destroyed storage containers.

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 ( 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 23, 2017. All refund requests should be submitted online at Refund Request.

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 | View All Recreation Guides and Newsletters

Winter 2019

2019 Winter Recreation Guide Cover Page Tai Chi Instructor and Leo Carrillo State Beach

Fall 2018

2018 Fall Recreation Guide Girl Hula Hooping and Scenic Malibu