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guess who's back? Register now for the bunny Hop Photo Op
BunnyPhotoMonterey Recreation is excited to announce our 3rd Annual Bunny Hop Photo Op on Saturday, April 1! This year we have moved the event to Colton Hall Lawn. It will be decked out for the perfect photo op and we have added face painting, games and activities. We hope you will join us! Bunny Hop Photo Op is by appointment only. The photo op will happen Rain or Shine. We will make adjustments for inclement weather. For those who participated in 2022, the photo op/backdrop will be updated but our Bunny friend will remain the same.
Location: Colton Hall Lawn, 570 Pacific Street
Day/Time: Sat., April 1, 10am-1:30pm by appointment only.
Fee: $10 per child includes two dozen pre-filled eggs, a Spring plush toy and an opportunity to snap a photo with Peter Cottontail!
Registration is required in advance. Please note this is not an egg hunt. 
Register below by selecting your appointment time under the Special Events section of the SmartRec store. 

Monterey Recreation has a brand new software and online store where you will be able to purchase memberships, register for activities, and view your account details all in one place! Some exciting camps to look forward to include:
    - Camp Quien Sabe Youth Overnight Camp
     - Whispering Pines Day Camp
     - Summer Fun Playground Program
     - Tiny Tots Summer Camp

     - Sports Camps including Challenger International Soccer, Flag Football, Basketball, Beach Volleyball
     - Playwell LEGO, Chess, Woodworking, Dance Camps and much more!

More information will be coming soon. Follow Monterey Recreation on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates. Don't forget to create your Amilia/SmartRec account if you have not used our new online store before.

Did you receive an activation email from Please click the following button to complete your account activation process. Be on the lookout for emails from and
Or if you don't have an Active MSC Membership, you can also create your new Amilia/SmartRec account here. 

Welcome to the new registration system,
SmartRec, powered by Amilia

Monterey Recreation is now taking registration for Winter leagues and programs. Programs offered for all ages including Preschool Programs at Hilltop Park and El Estero Park Centers, Stories and Adventures, Gymnastics Camps and Classes, Dance Classes for Toddlers and Youth including Preschool Dance Collage, Music Movement and Hip Hop, Ballet, Youth Hip Hop Dance, Drawing and Painting, Watercolor Painting, Ceramics for Adults, Pilates and Modified Pilates, Adult Co-Rec and Men's Softball and much more! Please check our website frequently or follow Monterey Recreation on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates. Questions? Email: 

Register Online Now! See the online Amilia/SmartRec store for additional class information. Thank you!

Monterey Recreation Offers Something for Everyone - Register Early!

MtyRec_LOGOWe offer hundreds of programs for everyone from tots and teenagers to adults of all ages. From organized team sports for youth and adults to crafts and cultural activities, we've got something for everyone!

*The City designates 5%of Parks and Recreation fees for the purpose of Parks and Recreation Facility Maintenance and Improvement.

Senior Walk-up Produce Distribution Available Now:

To make a reservation for the Monday morning Senior Walk-up Produce Distribution, use the button below: 

Give Blood, Save Lives

American Red Cross Blood Drive
at Hilltop Park Center
871 Jessie Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Blood drives will be held on March 24, April 21, May 26, June 23, July 28 and Aug. 25 from 10:00am-2:00pm. Please consider registering for one of the monthly blood drives at the Hilltop Park Center. To schedule your appointment use the donate button below or for more information visit: and enter Sponsor Code: Monterey or call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Due to COVID-19, no day of walk-in appointments will be accepted.

Please consider signing up to donate. For information, please email


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