News Archive
Youth Volunteers Needed
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is seeking youth interested in serving their community.  VOLUNTEER!
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Athletic Fields Available for Rental
Fields for baseball, soccer, and football are available for rental at Darby, Rogers, and Vincent Parks.  For more information on fees and schedules, please call Vincent Park at (310) 412-5370, Rogers Park at (310) 412-5504, and Darby Park at (310) 412-5391.

Low Cost Pet Vaccinations Offered at Vincent Park
Los Angeles County Animal Control, in conjunction with the City of Inglewood, will provide low cost pet vaccinations on Saturday, June 27, 2009 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Edward Vincent Park, 700 Warren Lane.  For more information call (310) 412-5370.

Summer Day Camp 2009
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is offering two four-week sessions of Summer Day Camp fun at four locations – Darby Park, Lockhaven Center, Edward Vincent Park and Rogers Park.  Session I will take place from June 22 – July 17; Session II will be held July 20 – August 14.  Registration is ongoing until all slots are filled.
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Swimming Lessons Offered at Edward Vincent Park
The Edward Vincent Jr. Park Swimming Pool will be open this year on Friday, July 3.  General swim is from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday.  Admission is $1.  Swimming lessons will be offered for children and adults. For information about swimming classes - the schedule and fees- click the link below or call the Vincent Park office at (310) 412-5370.

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS REGARDING STREET CLOSURES FOR KING DAY EVENT
On Saturday, January 17, 2009, community members will take to the streets for a symbolic civil rights march in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Portions of the march route will be restricted between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Street closures:
- Eucalyptus Avenue (from Regent Street to Beach Avenue)
- Regent Street (from Prairie Avenue to Eucalyptus Avenue)
- Prairie Avenue (from Regent Street to La Brea Drive)
- Manchester Boulevard (from Kareem Court to Prairie Avenue)

Map of King Day March Route

RECREATION AND CULTURAL INSTRUCTORS NEEDED
The Inglewood Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is currently seeking individuals to conduct recreational and cultural classes at the City parks and recreation centers.  Instructors are needed in the following areas:
( Instructor Guidelines and Application )
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Holiday Decorating Contest

Plans are underway for this yeaContest and Inglewood is encouraging all residents to decorate their homes this holiday season and showcase their spirit.....
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Annual Market Street Festival
Mark your calendar and plan to attend Inglewood’s annual “Inglewood Celebrates the Arts Market Street Festival,” taking place Saturday, October 6, 2007, from 11:00 a.m. to dusk.  This festival promises to be inviting for individuals, families and children of all ages.  Festival activities will take place along Market Street from Florence Avenue to Hillcrest Boulevard....
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EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Heat Wave Information
Doing too much on a hot day, spending too much time in the sun or staying too long in an overheated place can cause heat-related illnesses.  Know the symptoms of heat disorders and overexposure to the sun, and be ready to give first aid treatment.

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Community and Senior Services Cooling Stations


31st Annual Inglewood Spring Tennis Tournament
The City of Inglewood and Inglewood Municipal Tennis Association will host four fun filled days of tennis tournament play at Edward Vincent Park.  Divisions include men’s and women's singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.  Contact the Sports Office for more information or to register for the tournament – (310) 412-5370.  

Bright Stars Reading Club Now Accepting Applications
The Bright Stars Reading Club is looking for first, second, and third grade students. The mission of the club is to develop and maintain a love and interest for reading in a fun and informal setting. The program promotes literacy awareness in children and enhances and reinforces what is being taught in school. The club is designed to be non-stressful for reluctant readers and also increase children's confidence towards reading. Each session is set up to be a fun experience for all of the children involved. Activities will include: read alouds, independent and partner reading, grammar and phonics games, puzzles and arts and crafts.
( Click here to view flyer )
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Temporary Closure of Center Park Bathrooms
Due to vandalism the Center Park Bathrooms will be closed while under repair. It's up to you to respect our parks and protect our parks. Thank you.

Holiday Decorating Contest
Plans are now underway for this year’s holiday decorating contest and we encourage all Inglewood residents to get into the holiday decorating spirit.

Contests will be held in each Council District.  Individuals and block clubs may submit entries for the contest.  First, second, and third prizes will be awarded in Individual and Group categories.  First place winners will receive a special award and prize ribbon. Second and third place winners in the individual category will receive prize ribbons designating their placement.  All entries will receive a certificate for their participation. To obtain an entry form, please click on the link below. 

For the English Entry Form Click Here
 

For the Spanish Entry Form Click Here

Judging:  Districts 1 and 4 - December 20; Districts 2 and 3 - December 21.  Judging will begin at 6:30 p.m. on both evenings.

 

 


Creating Community Through Improved Health
A vibrant community is a healthy community.  With that, the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department offers these helpful tips and information on how to enhance your quality of life through healthy living.  Check back regularly as new articles are added every other month.

Click here for this month’s health news
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You Are Invited…

The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, the Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Library Commission invite you to a celebration of our progress on the restoration of the

Helen Lundeberg “History of Transportation: Mural

 Sunday, October 17, 2004

4:00 p.m.: 
Live presentation by Inglewood’s own Mural Players in the Inglewood Library Lecture Hall.  This exceptional presentation was written by and features talented Inglewood students

5:00 p.m.: Reception in the Main Library
See a completely restored 8-foot high mural panel…view a historic art exhibit…enjoy refreshments…and meet new friends.


Taxicab Advisory
Independent Drivers Dispatch, Westside/King Cab is no longer authorized to operate cabs in the City of Inglewood.      On September 29, 2004, Westside King Cab advised the City that the Company decided not to renew its contract and was voluntarily surrendering its taxicab franchise license, effective immediately.  As such, the only licensed cab company in Inglewood is Yellow Cab.  The phone number to the cab dispatch office is (800) 652-8294.

Halloween Carnival and Haunted House
Darby and Rogers Parks will host their annual Halloween Carnival and Haunted House on Friday, October 29, 2004, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  All age groups are welcome at both sites, however, Darby’s event targets the elementary and middle school age groups and Roger’s targets the middle and high school age groups.  Cost for admission to haunted house/maze:  $1.00.  For more information, call Darby Park, (310) 412-5391 or Rogers Park at (310) 412-5504.

Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk
Inglewood Senior Center is putting together a Memory Walk Team, and you are welcome to join us. 

Please call Luz L. Napoles at
310-412-5204 or e-mail her at lnapoles@cityofinglewood.org if you have any questions. 

The 5K (3-mile) walk starts at 9:00 a.m.

When:   Saturday, October 2, 2004
Where:   Hollywood Park in Inglewood
Registration:  $25.00 if you register by 9/24/04 and $30.00 if you register after 9/24/04
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Historical Society of Centinela Valley 2004 Fiesta
The Historical Society of Centinela Valley will host the 2004 Fiesta, Sunday, September 12, 2004, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Centinela Adobe Complex, located at 7634 Midfield.  The event will include historical exhibitions and demonstrations, refreshments and much more.  Admission is FREE.  Additionally, free parking will be available on 83rd St., west of Hindry Ave.

Activities for Youth at Siminski Park
Free recreational activities are offered at Siminski Park to boys and girls ages 5 to 16 years old. Activities include arts and crafts, board games, caroms and basketball.  The program is conducted from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  For more information, please call (310) 412-5504.

July 4th: Enjoy a safe holiday!
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is reminding residents that it is illegal for any person to carry or discharge any firearms, firecrackers, rockets, torpedoes or any other fireworks within any public park.  Any item that explodes, rises in the air or moves about the ground or any fireworks which is not approved and labeled “Safe and Sane” by the State Fire Marshal, is illegal in California. The public is asked to voluntarily comply with the law to help lower the fireworks related incidents and promote a safe holiday experience
( Friendly Reminder )
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Swim Lessons Offered at Vincent Park
Swimming lessons will be offered at Edward Vincent Park for children 6 years of age through adult.  The cost is $10 for Inglewood residents and $14 for non-residents per session.  For more information, contact the Sports Office at (310) 412-5370.    
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Summer Arts Camps
The Cultural Section will offer three exciting arts experiences for children and youth, ages 5 to 18.  The Summer Arts Camp, which will include voice and dance, art, and acting, will take place at the Veteran’s Memorial Building at Edward Vincent Jr., Park, 330 Centinela Avenue in Inglewood.  To register or for more information, contact the Cultural Office at (310) 412-8700.
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Pre-Summer Splash
Come join the fun and excitement on Memorial Day at the newly renovated swimming pool in Ed Vincent Park.  There will be free swim on May 31, 2004, from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The pool will open for its regular season on June 28, 2004.  For more information, please call (310) 412-5370.

Summer Day Camp
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is now accepting resident registration for Summer Day Camp - Session II.  Registration will remain open until all camps are filled.  
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Workshop for Older Adults
The Inglewood Senior Center will host three free workshops throughout the month of May.  The presentations will be held on Tuesdays at the Inglewood Senior Center located at 111 N. Locust Street.  Workshop topics include:  “Legal Issues for Seniors,” “Balancing Work & Caregiving,”and “How to Hold a Family Meeting.”  Transportation and respite care is available.  For more information please contact the Inglewood Senior Center at (310) 412-5338.
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Rogers Park Selected as a “Fit for Gold” Site
Rogers Park has been selected by South Bay One-Stop Youth Services as a “Fit for Gold” site.  Fit for Gold selects and trains youth attending school in Inglewood, Lawndale and Hawthorne to tutor, mentor, and conduct fitness programs for elementary school age children.  The youth will tutor, mentor, and conduct fitness activities with elementary school age children participating in the Rogers Park After-School Recreation Program. The activities will include discussions about health and nutrition, and light calisthenics.
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Track and Field for Youth
The Sports Section is now accepting registration applications for boys and girls ages 6 to 14 who are interested in participating in Track & Field.  The program will begin March 6 at Rogers and Darby Parks.  The cost is $20.  For more information, please call the Sports Office at (310) 412-5370.

Workshops for and about Older Adults
The Inglewood Senior Center, located at 111 N. Locust Street, will partner with the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center to host two very informative workshops.  A "What is Caregiving?" workshop will be held on March 9, and a "Grief and Loss" workshop will be held on March 20.  Both will be take place at the Inglewood Senior Center from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  For more information, please contact the Inglewood Senior Center at (310) 412-5338.   

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS REGARDING KING DAY MARCH ROUTE
On Saturday, January 17, 2004, community members will take to the streets for a symbolic civil rights march in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Portions of the march route will be restricted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Street closures:
- 90th Street (from Crenshaw Boulevard and Prairie Avenue)
- Kareem Court (from 90th Street to Manchester Boulevard)
- Manchester Boulevard (from Kareem Court to Prairie Avenue)
- Prairie Avenue (from Manchester Boulevard to Regent Street)
- Regent Street (from Prairie Avenue to Eucalyptus Avenue)
- Eucalyptus Avenue (from Regent Street to Beach Avenue)
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Inglewood Beautification Association (IBA) Presents
The Inglewood Beautification Association 2005 Fall Planting Day will take place on Saturday, November 5, at 8:00 a.m. IBA members will be planting flowers at the various floral plots throughout the City. Residents, business owners, service clubs, high school students and any interested parties are welcome to take part in this beautification effort. Refreshments will be available on the planting day. If you would like additional information or if you would like to volunteer for that day, please call (310) 412-8700.
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Metro Rail Service Resumes
Click the link below for ridership information.
( MTA FLYER )
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News Image City to Host 29th Annual Classic Car Show
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will host its 29th Annual Fall Classic Car Show on Saturday, November 1, from 11:00 a.m. to dusk along historic Market Street (from Florence Avenue to Hillcrest Boulevard).  Registration is open to all pre-1970 vehicles and some special invited vehicles.  To register, or for more information click here.
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Register for Flag Football
Boys and girls, ages 5 years to 12 years, wishing to play football may register at Rogers, Darby and Edward Vincent, Jr. Parks. Registration will be accepted beginning September 2 through September 20. 
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Nutrition Program Provides Free Lunch to Youth
Free lunch is served Monday through Friday to youth 18 and under at various Inglewood locations through August.  The Summer Food Service Program is sponsored by the City of Inglewood Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and is funded through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Meals are provided at the following locations and times: Darby Park (12-1 p.m.), Vincent Park (12:30-1:30 p.m.), Ashwood Park 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m, Lockhaven Center (11:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Rogers Park (12-1 p.m.), Queen Park (12-1 p.m.) and Woodworth School (12:30-1:30 p.m.).  

For more information contact the Human Services Division at (310) 412-8750.
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Inglewood Cares: City Recognizes Inglewood’s Military Men and Women
In support of Inglewood’s military men and women serving overseas, the City has established an email address for residents of the City of Inglewood and surrounding communities to share the names and pertinent information of Inglewood residents serving in Iraq and other areas overseas.
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95th Birthday Celebration Slated for Helen Lundeberg, Artist and Creator of the "History of Transportation" Mural
You are cordially invited to attend the 95th Birthday celebration for Helen Lundeberg, artist and creator of the "History of Transportation" mural located in Edward Vincent, Jr. Park, City of Inglewood.  The party will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2003, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Inglewood Senior Center, 111 N. Locust Street, Inglewood, CA 90301
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Volunteer Information Ambassadors Needed
We are looking for persons who enjoy working with people, desire to learn about City government, programs available for senior citizens, and especially those who want to “give back” to the community.
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