Parks and Recreation

Parks in Compton and COVID-19 Update


Welcome to the City of Compton Parks & Recreation Department. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all Compton residents by providing access to clean and safe recreational facilities that support diverse year round youth, adult and senior leisure time recreational programs. We strive to deliver these services in a professional, courteous manner, with a dedication to ethical standards and responsiveness to the changing needs and priorities of the community.

Core Services

▪ Landscape Maintenance of City Parks, Facilities, and City Street Medians
▪ Programming of Youth Recreation Programs
▪ Programming of Adult and Senior Leisure Time Activities
▪ Management of the Senior Transportation Program

About Us

The Parks and Recreation Department provides programs and facilities to support citizens' diverse interests in parks, recreation, and culture. The department's core services are dispersed throughout the City to enable access to all residents of the community from toddlers to senior citizens. The department’s core services are Administration and Planning, Recreation Services for Youth, Adults, and Seniors, Landscape Maintenance of City Parks, Facilities, Medians, and Management of the Senior Transportation Programs.

The City of Compton Parks & Recreation Department operates and maintains a total of sixteen (16) parks (118 acres). Facilities include six community centers, seven neighborhood parks, two walking parks, two community competition size swimming pools, three regulation size gymnasiums, a skate park, Jackie Robinson Baseball Stadium, Par 3 Golf Course, and the Douglas F. Dollarhide.

The Parks & Recreation Department offers a full range of recreation and leisure time programming and activities. Each community center normally operates from Monday through Friday, 11:00am - 8:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am - 6:00pm. The recently constructed Douglas F. Dollarhide Community Center, which hosts the Dollarhide Senior Center and a wide array of youth and adult programs, operates Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm.