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Parks and Recreation Department

For information regarding the City of Downey Virtual 5K click Here.

To Register click here!

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To Register for Rec on the Go click here. 

For the Rec on the Go activity calendar click here.

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As the COVID-19 situation continues to rapidly evolve, the City of Downey Parks and Recreation Department will temporarily close the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center, McCaughan Gym, Downey Theatre, Rio Hondo Event Center, as well as suspend programs, special events, and activities in parks and facilities. In addition, all reservations in buildings and parks will be canceled or rescheduled. Parks will remain open, except for the use of playground equipment, volleyball courts, basketball courts, sports fields, fitness equipment and the skate park. These closures will remain in effect until further notice. Updates will be posted on our website.

Due to the Downey Unified School District closure, the ASPIRE program will also be closed until further notice.

For updated information on Downey's Parks and Facilities during COVID-19 click here.

Dial-a-Ride and Downey Link transportation services will continue without interruption. Schedule a ride by contacting (562) 904-7215.

Patrons can register to participate in the Senior Wellness Check program by contacting (562) 904-7238.

For the Senior Congregate Meal Program frozen meal pick-up availability and registration, patrons can contact (562) 862-8800.

For COVID-19 updates and press releases from the City of Downey click here.

For a list of COVID-19 frequently asked questions click here.

Check out the Downey Theatre's website for their weekly Theatre@Home list!


Direct Telephone Numbers 

  • Dial-A-Ride: (562) 904-7215
  • Rio Hondo Golf Club (Pro Shop): (562) 927-2420
  • Rio Hondo Event Center (Banquet/Restaurant): (562) 806-5020
  • Theatre Box Office: (562) 861-8211
  • Downey Cemetery: (562) 904-7238

Department hours

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday and Sundays: Closed
  • Holidays: Closed

Parks & Recreation Department

7850 Quill Drive

Downey, CA 90242

(562) 904-7238

(562) 869-2810 (fax)