Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Upcoming Events

st. patrick's day events

Join us as we celebrate with a "wee" bit o' fun at our annual St. Patrick's Day events. St. Patrick's Day is the perfect time to put on your leprechaun hat, search for a pot of gold and join others in Ireland's most famous celebration. Register online at or at any community center.

St. Patrick's Dance - $2

Friday, March 16 at Bryant Park • 4 - 6 p.m.

Ages 5 -12 


St. Patrick's Party - $2

Friday, March 16 at Nichols Park • 4 - 6 p.m.

Ages 5 - 12

spring eggstravaganza events

​Spring Teen Night!

Teens will enjoy local DJ's, glow-in-the-dark egg hunt, inflatable games, raffle prizes, food vendors and more.

Friday, March 30 at Ryan Bonaminio Park at the Tequesquite Arroyo • 6 - 9 p.m.

Ages 13 - 17

$5 entry fee (additional fees apply per activity). Register online here or at any community center.

Spring Eggstravaganza!

Gather the family and enjoy a colorful array of delightful activities. Free activities, age divided and special needs egg hunts, bounce houses, photos with Peter Rabbit, Spring crafts, entertainment, Fun Zone, face painting, train rides, and food vendors! Egg hunts for youth ages 3 - 12 years of age. For information, contact (951) 826-6437.

Ryan Bonaminio Park at the Tequesquite Arroyo • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Purchase a wristband online or at a community center near you.

  • Single - $7 Pre-Sale/$10 Day of Event
  • 4-pack - $20 Pre-Sale/$30 Day of Event
  • 5-pack - $25 Pre-Sale/$40 Day of Event

The Spring Eggstravaganza attracts over 5,000 individuals annually. For sponsorship or donation opportunities, visit

For vendor application, visit the forms page. 

Letters to Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit is busy getting ready for spring/Easter and would love to hear from his friends in Riverside. La Sierra Park is accepting letters to Peter Rabbit from February 12 - March 12. Peter Rabbit's response letters will be mailed by March 19. Allow one week for responses. A special letterbox is located in the community center just waiting to be stuffed of letters for Peter Rabbit.

Mail in or bring letters to: (include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return letter)

Peter Rabbit - La Sierra Community Center

5215 La Sierra Ave., Building A, Riverside, CA 92505

Summer programs open house

Don't miss this opportunity to get a sneak peek and early registration for summer camps, programs and swim lessons before opened to the public and summer begins! Get a head start and plan your family's summer early. The Open House will include various "countries" in the form of camp booths with camp counselors and demonstrations, swim lesson level tests with certified lifeguards, activities for youth, sports demonstrations and much more.

Saturday, April 14 at Bobby Bonds Park/Sippy Woodhead Pool • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Free • Pre-registration is required. Register online here.

Opportunity to receive your program for free! Visit more "countires"/booths and get more opportunities to win! (Sponsored by the Riverside Community Services Foundation).

Dance dance Riverside!

Does your group have what it takes to be the next Dance, Dance Riverside Champions! Groups of two-ten of any dance style are encouraged to register for the competition. The top 20 groups dance live at one of the Rhythm of Riverside Summer Concerts (held Wednesday evenings, June 13 - July 25, excluding July 4) and have a chance to win up to $2,000 in cash and prizes and be named the inaugural Dance, Dance Riverside Champions. Auditions are held at the César Chávez Auditorium (2060 University Ave.) from 5:30 - 9 p.m.

Open Auditions!

  • Download an application online or pick one up at any community center.
  • Auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 22 for ages 5 - 12 and Teen auditions on Wednesday, May 23 for ages 13 - 17.
  • Registration closes Sunday, May 13. Registration will not be accepted the night of auditions.

$5 per person. Register online here.