August 28, 2020
what's trending for September
New & Improved!
Concord Parks & Recreation’s online registration system gets a brand new look!! The new customer facing site is:

  • Is much more intuitive and user friendly

  • Has improved shopping cart features, making your registration experience significantly more efficient

  • Supports mobile and tablet layouts

Check out dozens of new and exciting online activities available now!
Distance Learning Support Program
We are excited to announce the opening of the temporary full-day childcare program, Explore N’ More. The program is designed to assist working families in distance learning, provide supervision for youth and teens, and provide recreational activities during the week. Explore N’ More is available for children TK-8th grade, and runs Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Willow Pass Community Center (classroom and arts/crafts room). We have 24 spaces available (2 groups of 12 students) with options to open additional sites based on demand.

Explore N' More will operate similar to our successful summer camp programs, lead by trained staff and following all COVID-19 health protocols. Here's what one parent shared after attending this summer:
"The summer camp was much needed during the pandemic. She thanked us so much for signing her up and she really looked up to her counselors. I am so grateful that she had a summer before having to go back to distance learning and that your counselors made it a safe environment"

For more information on the program including cost, expectations, and safety procedures click the button below!
We're hiring for Explore N' More! We'll be hiring additional staff to expand program sites. We are seeking enthusiastic, organized individuals who enjoy working and playing with kids! See our job openings below for Child Care Specialists 1 and 2.
Looking for assistance with P.E. classes during this time of distance learning? Join the National Academy of Athletics 6-week P.E clinics, meeting twice a week. Each clinic utilizes the National Academy of Athletics curriculum which includes social and emotional learning (SEL) and meets the National Standards and Grade Level Outcomes to produce a quality P.E. program that creates confidence, optimism and growth. In person and virtual options available. 
upcoming classes
We’ve gone digital!
Our printed Activity Guide is taking a break this Fall, with plans to return with a whole new look sometime in 2021. In the meantime, you can still view all our classes on the Activity e-Guide, located on the City website. It's as easy as 1-2-3!
  1. Scroll through by age group (Youth, Adult, 50 & Better) and then by subject (Health & Fitness, Arts & Crafts, etc).
  2. Peruse our listings. When you see something of interest, simply click on the class number link (in blue) and go directly to that class on our registration site.
  3. Here you will find all the activity details and can complete your registration online.
New Class to Try!
Tiny Tuesday Hikes with the Lindsay Wildlife Experience! Sign up for one of these hikes to learn about flowers, leaves, and other plants native to Concord’s own Lime Ridge Open Space. For children ages 4-5 and a parent or caregiver. Social distancing and face coverings required.
Junior Tennis
Ages 5-11
Mon/Wed, 4-5pm
Sept 7-Oct 7
This program is for new or improving players, emphasizing proper fundamentals, good sportsmanship, and proper tennis etiquette in a fun, lightly competitive safe environment. Children must wear face covering and bring a racquet and water.
Ages 18+
Mondays, 10-10:45am
Sept 14-Oct 26 -or-
Wednesdays, 6-6:45pm
Sept 9-Oct 21
Are you looking to gain an overall sense of well-being during these trying times? Our Zoom at Home Pilates classes are very low impact, easy on your joints and can improve your flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness.
French for Beginners
Ages 10 and up
Thursdays, 3-4pm
Sept 17-Oct 8
Zoom into learning French online this Fall with Hope's inspiring and interactive classes! Learn to speak and understand French in a fun and easy way, with interactive games, group activities, and play! This class approaches grammar fundamentals, and learning to communicate in basic French from the comfort of home!
50 & Better
Are you, or someone you know, age 50 or older, in need of assistance? Our Health & Human Services partners are remain available:
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Care Manager
  • Peer Counselor
  • Advanced Health Care Directive
  • Home Match
  • Alzheimer Support Group
  • Public Notary
Club Activities are not yet running, as the senior center remains CLOSED. You can contact them at or call 925-671-3320 press 1 or 6, and Senior Center Staff can relay messages to Senior Club leadership.

Finally, since not everyone is on email or social media, please reach-out to your friends who are only looking at the newspaper and snail mail to let them know what is going on.
get active!
West Concord/Iron Horse Trail Connection Project
Construction has begun on Concord’s West Concord/Iron Horse Trail Connection Project, funded by Transportation Development Act and Measure Q. This project connects the Iron Horse Trail to the West Concord Bikeways project that was completed last year, providing continuous bicycle access from the trail to Concord Avenue and Diamond Boulevard.

The project is anticipated to be completed at the end of August. Improvements include constructing Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacons, concrete median islands, a shared-use crosswalk, and an ADA-compliant path at the trail entrance by the Meridian Park Boulevard and Willow Way junction with the Iron Horse Trail.

So tune up that bike so you are ready to try out the new trail connection next month!
Guidance for Youth Sports
The Health Order now references the State’s guidance for youth sports, which provides guidelines for all youth sports programs, including school-based, club, and recreational programs. 
  • Youth sports are permitted only when participants can maintain six feet of social distance at all times.
  • For sports that cannot be conducted with sufficient distancing or cohorting, only physical conditioning and training is permitted and ONLY where physical distancing can be maintained at all times. For example, a baseball game that requires a catcher and batter to be within six feet of each other, or a runner at first base to stand within six feet of the first baseman, is not permitted.
  • If a sport can’t be played maintaining six feet of distance, participants are limited to running drills or conditioning exercises that do allow social distancing.
  • Avoid equipment sharing, and if unavoidable, clean and disinfect shared equipment between use by different people to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread.
  • Tournaments, events, or competitions, regardless of whether teams are from the same or different schools, counties, or states are not permitted at this time.
  • For group size restrictions - The Health Officer’s Order on Social Distancing Section 15.f.xxvi recommends the following: It is recommended that children remain in groups as small as possible, preferably stable groups of 12 or less.
Visiting Parks and Outdoor Recreational Facilities
Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. Concord’s extensive park system provides endless opportunities for people to get fresh air, exercise, enjoy nature and relieve some stress.  

You and your family can make the most of your outdoor experience by staying safe and doing everything you can to slow the spread.
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contact us
The Parks & Recreation Department staff will be available to assist you over the phone so please contact us at:

Centre Concord: (925) 671-3382
Concord Senior Center: (925) 671-3320
Willow Pass Center: (925) 671-3423
Concord Community Pool: (925) 671-3480

The Parks & Recreation Department will continually update the City web page dedicated to the COVID-19 issue as it relates to City programs, events, activities, and facilities so please check back often.