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Kids and Teens

  • SPORTS - Learn and play Basketball, Wrestling, Martial Arts, Volleyball, and more!
  • CAMPS - Join our Sports and Cheerleading Camps, usually held during school breaks.
  • AQUATICS- Swim Lessons, Pre-Team Swim Training, Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instructor Course, Float Nights. The MSC also has two pools and a waterslide!
  • TEEN WORK EXPERIENCE - Develop leadership, organizational and supervisorial skills in a safe and fun camp environment.
  • FACILITY - Youth Memberships (6-17 years old) includes use of two pools, waterslide, gymnasium, weight training center* and cardio fitness center * (* for 13 years old and up; see Front Desk for more details.)
  • Please call 646-3730 for more information or go to

Each Community Center offers Teen Room hours daily!

They also offer school programs and general interst classes. Recreation staff will supervise children in games, crafts, sports, homework, and special activities. Each community center offers Family Night on a different night of the week.

Baseball Camp, Track and Field, Flag Football, Roller Hockey, Soccer, and more!

For more information, contact Field Sports Office, (831)646-3969.

Teen Zone at the Monterey Public Library
A section of the Library reserved specifically for teens that includes reading materials, an information kiosk, work space and computer access.

Ask a Librarian
The Library provides brief answers, Web sources, research help, and information about Library collections and services.

Volunteer Opportunities

Teen Volunteer Opportunities with Monterey Recreation
Teen volunteer positions are available including Camp “Lots-O-Tots”, Playground and Day Camp Programs or Community Center reception area and programs. For further information, please call Recreation Supervisor Shannon Leon at 646-3712 or email

CERT: Community Emergency Response Team
Learn what to do during a disaster, discover how you can react, assist your neighbors and survive in your own "backyard" should an emergency arise.

Teens 16 years or older who love being around children can earn money during summer by working for Monterey Recreation. More information can be found on the Monterey Recreation Seasonal Jobs page.

The Monterey Public Library may have after school and weekend employment opportunities shelving books as a Library Page. For more information please visit the Library Job Openings page.

Recreation Classes
Enjoy dance, photography, art, pottery, chess and cooking classes!

Museum Visits
Come visit historic Colton Hall Museum and the Presidio of Monterey Museum!
Teens 16 and older can become volunteer guides for community service. Call 646-3991

Bookmobile Services
The Bookmobile has eight stops at the community centers, schools, neighborhoods, and parks. Bookmobiles provide many of the same services as your library. You can even request a book, and the Bookmobile will have it for you at your nearest stop!

Adults and Seniors

Join Monterey’s most popular travel group-we offer a variety of tours throughout the year for adults of all ages. Traveling near and far on one-day outings, overnight excursions, and extended tours, we provide interesting and exciting adventures to satisfy travelers of all interests and all budgets. You can also give the gift of travel and adventure by purchasing a trip for a friend or family member. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis at the Scholze Park Center and must be pre-paid at the time of reservation. For a list of tours we are currently offering or to be added to our mailing list, please call (831) 646-3878 or visit us online at

A nutritious program providing fresh fruits and vegetables for seniors and families. Sponsored by the Food Bank for Monterey County. Please call Scholze Park Center for updated schedule information at 646-3878. For all ages.

Day/Time: Mondays/ 10 am-12 pm
Location: Scholze Park Center

A perfect way to enjoy a healthy meal and participate in the many activities of the Center. Lunch is served four days a week at 11:30am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Reservations are appreciated; please call the Scholze Park Center, 646-3878. There is no lunch served on Wednesday.

Day/Time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday/ 11:30 am
Location: Scholze Park Center
Fee: $7.50 Adults ($3 suggested donation for anyone 60 and over)

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City Facilities for the Community

Discover Colton Hall

All four of Monterey's Community Centers are located in the neighborhoods. They offer interesting programs for every age group with various interests. You can also throw private parties, hold non-profit organization meetings and special events at the Centers.
Find out about more exciting opportunities in your neighborhood.

The Monterey Conference Center is a one-of-a-kind destination offering exceptional service and amenities in a beautiful waterfront setting. It is a choice venue for conferences, trade shows, meetings and other special occasions.
For more information, visit

Cementerio El Encinal is situated in the heart of Monterey City overlooking El Estero Lake. At this beautiful and serene park-like setting, generations of families of Monterey rest amongst its many oaks. A full range of burial services is available.

Historic Monterey Harbor is located in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the largest Marine Sanctuary in the world. Monterey Bay provides a natural setting for the Monterey Harbor and the Monterey Municipal Marina. Located in the City of Monterey along Del Monte Avenue, the Harbor and Marina provide access to a variety of recreational, as well as, commercial opportunities for residents and visitors alike in this scenic setting.
For more information visit the Harbor and Marina page.

Meeting rooms for public groups are available at the Monterey Public Library, the Community Centers, and the Conference Center.

The Monterey Public Library is the largest public library on the Monterey Peninsula. It houses an extensive collection of books, magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, Web services, microforms and unique historical collections. It also plays a significant role in preserving Monterey's memory.

Learn more about the Monterey Public Library at

Built by the community for the community. The Monterey Sports Center is conveniently located in Downtown Monterey at 301 E. Franklin Street, just off Del Monte Avenue. On top of the excellent sports facilities, you can also sign up for a wide range of activities here. You could even throw a party right here at the Sports Center!

Learn more about the Monterey Sports Center at

The City of Monterey owns and operates four parking garages that are available for public use. The City of Monterey owns and operates numerous parking lots through out the City that are available for public use. The lots are listed by area, Cannery Row, Downtown, and Waterfront Lots. For parking lots with pay stations, parking is only valid for the specific lot as indicated on the ticket.
Find out more at

Check out our Parks and Beaches section at It includes a map with directions and a listing of all our parks and beaches with amenities available. We are working to add further information on each of the parks as well.

One of the most unique features in Monterey County is the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail. This paved path stretches 18 miles from Castroville in the north to Pacific Grove in the south. Commuters, residents, and visitors to avoid busy roads, get exercise or enjoy a scenic trip. You can enjoy all Monterey attractions along the waterfront trail, including Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, beaches, parks, historic sites and Downtown Monterey. Several local businesses offer bicycle, kayak, surfboard, paddle board, in-line skate and surrey (canopied quadricycles capable of seating up to six people) rentals along the path. Every mile offers scenic vistas and wildlife viewing, including harbor seals, sea otters, sea lions, birds and sometimes even whales!

Window on the Bay

Since the City's Master Plan of 1939, the City of Monterey has had the vision of acquiring open space and providing public access to our waterfront. The Window on the Bay Park is the result of these efforts. This beautiful park runs alongside Monterey State Beach, Del Monte Ave and the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail. There are plenty of recreational opportunities and scenic vistas.

Monterey offers various venues for your sporting interests. Find out more about our award-winning Monterey Tennis Center, or come for a baseball match at out sports fields such as the El Estero Park Complex, Soldier Field, Jacks Ballpark.

Living in Monterey

SubscribeThis is your City and we encourage you to participate. Attend public meetings and workshops, become a volunteer or participate in our public safety programs. Send us your suggestions by email, fax or voicemail. Learn about what's happening in the City by subscribing to City newsletters watching city-produced shows or watch live or rebroadcast meetings on the Monterey Channel (cable 25) or on-demand online. Become a fan and follow the City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. There is a lot you can do. We look forward to your participation!

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