Community Services

charmlee wilderness park OPEN

Charmlee Wilderness Park is open daily from 8:00 AM to Sunset, with Covid-19 Safety Protocols in place. The park had remained closed since the Woolsey Fire, pending repairs and maintenance work to the welcome area and primary trail system. 

Malibu Bluffs Park, playgrounds, & TEMPORARY SKATE PARK open

Malibu Bluffs Park, park playgrounds, and the Temporary Skate Park are open with Covid-19 Safety Protocols in place. The Temporary Skate Park is open by reservation only, and you can find more information on our Skate Park web page.


The City’s Dial-A-Ride program continues to operate, and Dial-A-Ride vehicles are regularly disinfected.

The Senior Center will remain closed until further notice. However, staff is available to help any seniors in the community that need assistance. Call the Senior Center at 310-456-2489 ext. 357.

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 Quarterly Newsletter that details upcoming classes, programs, camps, and special events. The Guide also includes informative articles and contact information for City departments and services.

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

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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.

2020 Program Evaluation

Click on the image below to be directed to the evaluation.  

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