Temple City Parks & Recreation

January 2023

Holiday Decorating Contest

The Temple City Parks & Recreation Department, hosted its annual Holiday Decorating Contest on December 7-8, 2022. Residents and business owners were encouraged to participate in this fun community contest by showcasing their holiday decorations. Thank you to all that participated and lit up Temple City with festive lights and decorations. Congratulations to all the winners! 

Lunar New Year Celebration

Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year! Festivities take place on Saturday, February 4, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Temple City Park located at 9701 Las Tunas Drive. Enjoy lion dance and dragon dance, free sampling of traditional cuisine, raffle prizes, family activities, a kid zone, live entertainment, and information booths!

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Join Our Team! Now Hiring

Join the Temple City Parks and Recreation Team, where community, fun, and fulfilling opportunities await! The City is now accepting applications for Recreation Leaders positions for the youth STARS after-school program. This part-time position pay ranges from $15.75/hr. - $17.74/hr. and offers hands-on experience working with youth and coaching sports. Apply today! 


Adult Excursions

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Winter Classes are Now Open!

Registration for Winter Classes is now open! Visit the Live Oak Park Community center to register for fun and interactive classes.

For more information, you can visit the Live Oak Park Community Center Monday-Sunday from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. or call (626) 579-0461.


Grab your paddles and join us for Pickle Ball at Live Oak Park every Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Pickleball is a fun sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis.

For more information, call (626) 579-0461. 

Dial-A-Ride Survey

Do you or someone you know use Dial-A-Ride? If so, we want your feedback! The Parks & Recreation Department distributes surveys annually to gain insight from our senior community regarding helpful suggestions, improvements, or if you are satisfied with Dial-A-Ride services as they are. The City will share the input provided by the public at the Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting on March 15, 2023. Dial A Ride Surveys will be available at the Community Center at Live Oak Park, located at 10144 Bogue Street, Temple City, CA 91780, by postal mail or by email. For questions regarding Dial A Ride Services and the Dial A Ride Survey, please contact Jennifer Venters, Parks & Recreation Secretary, by calling (626) 285-2171 ext. 4515 or by emailing: jventers@templecity.us

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Urban Forestry's New Tree Planting

Did you know that you can request a tree to be planted in the parkway of your home at no cost to you? Yes, you can! It’s as easy as submitting a request on the City’s website. Click here to submit the FORM. If you do not have a tree in your parkway or if you live on a corner lot and have only one tree the City encourages you to request a tree to be planted for free! Once a request has been submitted the City’s Urban Forestry team will assess your property for a new or an additional tree. If the Urban Forestry team finds that a new or additional tree can be planted in the parkway, one of three tree options will be selected from the City’s Master Tree List and planted in your parkway for free! It is the City’s goal to continue to build our urban forest, engage community pride, and beautify neighborhoods. Want to learn more? Contact Jennifer Venters, Parks and Recreation Secretary by calling (626) 579-0461 or by email jventers@templecity.us.

Temple City - Los Angeles County Library

Temple City Los Angeles County Library

The Temple City Library would like to reach out and offer our services and reaffirm our commitment to providing useful resources to the Temple City senior community. We’d like to highlight the following library updates:

Silver STEAMers: Is a program that brings fun and educational experiences to older adults through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). This resource includes videos of previously featured events such as computer basics, photo-editing, birdwatching, and how to avoid online scams. More information here: https://lacountylibrary.org/older-adults/

Activity at Home for Adults: The library offers resources to help you learn, create, and discover from the convenience of home. Check out our Activity Ideas (from crafts to culture) and DIY Library Programs to spark creativity, improve your memory, and stay active. More information here: https://lacountylibrary.org/activities-at-home-for-adults/

Battery Recycling Site: Do you have old batteries piling up at your house? Temple City Library is a designated collection site, so feel free to stop by and drop off household batteries for proper disposal during regular hours. Easy and convenient. More information here: https://lacountylibrary.org/temple-city-library/

Tax Information: Tax season is upon us, and the library can help. The library has select tax forms available and information on the California Franchise Tax Board, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), and other services and resources. More information here: https://lacountylibrary.org/tax-information/

Metro TAP Cards: Do you use the LA Metro rail or bus systems? LA County Library has partnered with Metro to sell and reload TAP cards. You can get new TAP cards and add fare to existing cards. More information here: https://lacountylibrary.org/metro-tap-cards/  

As always, the library is also available via phone, email, or chat to provide reference assistance.

Location: Temple City Library 9050 E Las Tunas Blvd Temple City, CA 91780

Hours of Operation: Tuesday 12 - 8 p.m. Wed - Saturday 10 am -6 pm, Sunday - CLOSED

Contact: Phone: 626-285-2136

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Youth Scholarship Program

The Parks and Recreation Department believes in providing City-sponsored programs and services for residents who wish to participate in recreation activities or outside civic organizations, regardless of financial status. Dependent upon funding, financial assistance may be available for underprivileged/disadvantaged youth ages 18 and younger.

The City of Temple City's Youth Scholarship is funded by the Community Development Block Grant Program to provide financial assistance to children from low-income families who wish to participate in City-sponsored recreational activities. To qualify for the program, families must complete an application, prove residency, and provide income documentation.

If approved, a 50% or 75% scholarship discount will be applied toward recreation programs offered through the City of Temple City’s Parks and Recreation. To see if you qualify, click on the link below for more information.

For more information and to apply for a youth scholarship, click the link: SCHOLARSHIP

Picnic Shelter Reservations

Thinking about getting the family together for a park day? Ready to celebrate with family and friends? Live Oak Park is now open for picnic shelter reservations. Take advantage of the many amenities Live Oak Park has to offer including tennis courts, basktball courts, playground area and large grass fields perfect for kite flying or for a game of soccer or football.

Temple City Park is home to the beautiful Performing Arts Pavillion which is also available for reservation. Additionally, the park features picnic tables available on a first come, first served basis along with a small playground, bbq pits, and Veterans Memorial. Parks (really do) Make Life Better. So make your reservation today!

For an application and more information, click here: PICNIC RESERVATIONS

Get Emergency Updates with the Senior Database

The Aging Adults 50+ Database Registration Form is now available! The City of Temple City and Committee on Aging are working together to create a database of residents 50 years of age and older to ensure our aging adult population receives emergency notifications in a timely manner, and to offer a channel of communication for the City to share information on critical resources, especially in times of crisis, and to assist in keeping aging adults from being disconnected. Stay informed of emergency notifications and community updates; request your form today!

When you complete and submit the form, your contact information will be added to the database to provide critical community updates. Email Recreation Coordinator Rubi Ramos-Ruiz at rruiz@templecity.us to request your form or call the Live Oak Park Community Center at (626) 579-0461.

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