Parks, Recreation and Community Services


What's better than Summer Day Camp?  Summer Day Camp with daily pool activities!
The Aquatics section offers camps for youth 5 - 12 years of age during the summer months.


The only way to describe Summer Splash Day Camp is outrageous fun. 
This program offers swim lessons, recreation swim, arts and crafts, games and field trips.
Camp is held Monday – Friday, excluding national holidays,
at Sippy Woodhead Pool in the Bobby Bonds Sports Complex ( 2060 University Ave ) and at Hunt Park ( 4015 Jackson St ).
Campers receive free lunch provided by the Summer Food Program, along with two snacks. 

Camp Hours: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Price:  $118/1 week ($177/Non-Resident)  (Price includes field trips and t-shirt)    

$10 transportation fee



This camp is designed to introduce youth to the skills needed in the lifeguarding field.
Participants will be introduced to First Aid, CPR/AED and Basic Water Rescue techniques and must be 12-17 years of age,
be able to swim front crawl for at least 25 yards continuously, tread water for one minute, and swim 10 feet under water. 
This class does not certify your child as a lifeguard.  This camp is held at Hunt Park Pool.

Camp Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Price:  $80/2 wks. ($120/Non-Resident)     

Operation Splash
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (PRCSD) is once again teaming up with Kaiser Permanente to help residents stay cool and fit during the hot summer months. Scholarships are available for a variety of aquatics programs (swim lessons, Jr. Lifeguard and pool passes) thanks to a generous grant from the Kaiser Permanente. PRCSD and Kaiser will sponsor qualifying low-income individuals in Riverside communities to participate in the above mentioned activities. Requirement: need proof of income, identification (California I.D. or Drivers License) and current address.
If you are interested in applying, please download the application on the forms page or apply at your local community center.

Scholarships available, click here.


Refund Policy:

Refunds will not be granted unless class is cancelled. Credits will be issued for the amount of the course if the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is notified before the second class meeting. Exceptions – Special Events, Aquatics, Lifeguard Training, Day Camps, and After School programs, due to high demand and limited spacing, credits, transfers or refunds will not be issued.
Refunds will not be granted for Youth Sports programs, however credits will be issued if requested in writing two weeks prior to the first scheduled game.
Online registration transaction fees are non-refundable.