Parks & Recreation

Our mission is to develop and maintain cost-effective community recreational facilities for the enjoyment of all City residents.

Responsibilities

The Parks and Recreation Division maintains thirteen parks totaling 25 acres, as well as two lineal miles of roadway landscaping totaling approximately 2.5 acres. Responsibilities include daily grounds cleanup, grounds and facility improvement, repair of playgrounds and amenities, graffiti removal, mowing, pruning, fertilizing, weeding and spraying. Parks and Recreation Information
There are approximately 65 acres dedicated for open space and recreational uses within the City of Soledad divided between thirteen public parks, including a portion of land located next to the Salinas River.

Parks and Recreation Committee

Responsibilities

The Parks and Recreation Committee is a City Council Standing Committee, charged with making recommendations to the City Council in an advisory capacity for the City’s Parks and Recreation program.

Meetings

For meeting information, please view the meeting schedule.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available 3 days prior to the meetings.
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Minutes are available following approval.
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Members

The Parks and Recreation Committee currently consists of four members:

  • Two City Council Members serve on the Committee and two Citizen Representatives are appointed by the Council to serve on the Committee.
  • All Committee members are residents of the City.

Current Members are shown on the roster and the Committee has appointed Citizen Representative Jose Martinez as Chairman of the Committee.

Quick Links

Parks and Recreation Forms & Documents

Soledad-Mission Recreation District

570 Walker Drive
Soledad, CA 93960
Phone: 831- 678-3745
Email: soledadrec@gmail.com
Website

Adjacent to the Community Center is the Soledad Swimming Pool and Rotary Park, owned and operated by the Soledad-Mission Recreation District.

The Soledad Mission Recreation District also provides recreation programs to our community including a swim team, swimming lessons, water aerobics, lifeguard training, girl’s softball, adult co-ed softball, junior tennis, 5k/10k runs, day camps, day trips and movies in the park.

Soledad Community Center

560 Walker Drive
Soledad, CA 93960
Phone: (831) 678-1239
Website

Aside from the parks, the City owns the Soledad Community Center, which is contract operated by the South County YMCA.

The South County YMCA provides Soledad with a variety of recreation options including group exercise classes, youth sports, child care, day camps, school break camps, youth programs, teen programs, a weight room, indoor basketball and other seasonal recreation options.

The community center is available for rental for parties, celebrations, and special events.  Click here for more information about the community center on the South County YMCA’s website.

Other Recreation Programs

Soledad Little League Baseball

Phone: 831-585-9642 or 831-585-8150
Facebook: The Real Soledad Little League
Programs: Little League Baseball at Chester Aaroe Park
Location: 701 North Street

Salinas Soccer League

Website
Phone: 831-206-5419
Programs: Youth & Adult Soccer

Soledad Warriors Youth Football & Cheer

Monterey Bay Youth Football League
Website
Communications Officer: Arnold Bernal, ABernal97@aol.com

South County Soccer League

Website
Phone: 831-320-4508
Programs: Girl Scouts, Youth, Traveling Team, Adults

Neighborhood Parks

Community Parks

Regional Parks, Open Space, and Special Recreation Areas