- Recreation Facilities and Parks
- Recreation Programs
Recreation Programs and Classes
Petaluma Park and Recreation sponsors activities for everyone!
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Parks and Recreation isn't just for kids! Our department offers a wide selection of activities and recreational opportunities for adults.
Petaluma offers a large selection of competitive adult leagues throughout the year. The Adult Sports Division is dedicated to providing exceptional rec reational opportunities for all participants including volleyball, basketball, and softball leagues; and open gyms.
We also provide a listing of youth sports associations.
Adult classes range from dog obedience to painting, kayaking to dance and everything in between. Be sure to check out our latest Activity Guide for all our current offerings.
Petaluma is committed to helping residents achieve their health and wellness goals, which is why we offer so many fitness opportunities. Get more information in latest Activity Guide.
We have two Aquatics facilities to meet your needs:
The Petaluma Swim Center
|The Cavanagh Pool
8th & G Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Open Seasonally. The Petaluma Swim Center has a 50-meter heated outdoor pool and a heated wading pool from 2-3 feet deep. The complex includes heated showers, dressing rooms, a large deck and picnic areas.
Open Seasonally. The Cavanagh Pool is a 20yd x 6yd heated outdoor pool. 3ft to 6ft deep. Water temperature is approximately 86 degrees. Full stairs at one end of the pool. Pool area is sheltered on all sides by walls. Entrance is on 'G' Street.
We offer a range of pre-school program to suit your needs including Tiny Tots, KinderReady, and Lunch Bunch.
We offer three different Summer Camps, beginning at age 4 and continuing through children entering the 8th grade.
We offer a wide range of programs for adults and active seniors in our community. If you would like to receive a monthly newsletter detailing services, classes, special event programs, and trip discounts please contact the Senior Center at 707-778-4399.
For a listing of current activities please check our current Activity Guide. (link to brochure. Here are some more sites with Seniors-related information:
If you are interested in teaching a class through the Petaluma Parks & Recreation Department please fill out and submit the the current proposal form. We offer 3 session a year Spring (January-April), Summer (May-August), Fall (September-December). Completed proposals received by the deadline will take priority. Incomplete forms may be returned to the instructor for completion
Current deadlines are as follows: Fall 2012 - due 6/18/12, Spring 2013 - due 10/15/12, Summer 2013 - due 2/18/13, Fall 2013 - due 6/17/13.
For information on becoming an instructor with the City of Petaluma please read the Class Program Booklet. All instructors are required to get a Petaluma Business License. If you are teaching minors (under 18) you will be required to be Fingerprinted. Depending on the nature of your course you may be required to get insurance.
320 N McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday
General Division Inquiries 707.778.4380
Adults over 55 707.778.4399
Community Gardens 707.778.4380
Facility & Park Reservations 707.778.4380
Parks Maintenance 707.778.4303
Program Registration 707.778.4380
Kara Vorhees (Preschool, Camps, Craft Fair)
Sandra Kraus (Senior Center)