Community Services

City Parks, Playgrounds & TEMPORARY SKATE PARK OPEN

City parks, playgrounds, and the Temporary Skate Park are open with COVID-19 Safety Protocols in place. 

Skaters using the Temporary Skate Park must reserve a skate session and wear a mask while using the park. Visit the Skate Park webpage for additional information and the link to the reservation site.

For updates and information about COVID-19, including treatments, precautions, and other important public health information in multiple languages, visit the City’s Coronavirus webpage, or the websites of the LA County Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 

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Department Responsibilities

The Community Services Department (formerly known as Parks and Recreation) provides programs and facilities to meet the recreation and leisure needs of the community. The department administers the use of and maintains several park and athletic facilities in the City, and provides programs for all ages in a wide range of interests and activities.

The department operates facilities at local schools through a joint use agreement with the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.

Department staff provides administrative support to the Cultural Arts Commission, Harry Barovsky Memorial Youth Commission, and the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Recreation Guide & Newsletter

The Community Services Department publishes the City’s quarterly Recreation Guide and Newsletter that details upcoming programs and facility hours of operation. The Guide also includes informative articles and contact information for City departments and services.

Due to COVID-19, a limited number of Community Service programs will be available with safety protocols in place. Program offerings are subject to change based on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines.   All staff and program participants will be health screened, temperature checked and asked to stay home if they are sick or experiencing a fever. 

The City Council adopted Ordinance No. 473 stating that all persons shall wear a face-covering over both the nose and mouth whenever they leave their place of residence. View the Ordinance for face-covering descriptions, age requirements, and medical or activity-based exceptions.

For the most up-to-date Community Services programs visit Aquatics, Community Classes, and the Virtual Recreation Center.

The Spring 2021 Recreation Guide is available online to read, download or print. 

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Register for Recreation Programs

Choose from any of the following options to register for a class, program, camp, or activity:

  • Online

    The Malibu Community Services Department utilizes Rec Pro for online class and activity registration ( If you have questions on how to access your account online, contact Brittany Saleaumua at 310-456-2489 ext. 349. Visa and Mastercard are accepted for online payment.
  • In person

    Register at Malibu Bluffs Park - check or cash accepted.
  • By Mail

    Download the Program Registration Form and mail it to:
    City of Malibu
    Attn: Community Services Department
    23825 Stuart Ranch Road
    Malibu, CA 90265

Refund Policy

The Community Services Department updated the Refund Policy on January 13, 2020. All refund requests should be submitted online at Refund Request.


Financial aid may be available on a limited basis and will be prioritized by need. All required paperwork must be submitted one week prior to the first program date in order to be considered.