Parks & Recreation

**CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PARKS AND RECREATION CLASSES **  To view the entire brochure below for Summer 2024, please click on the image (Brochure Cover):

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Free Daily Summer Activities
begin on June 10th for children ages 7 to 15 years. Click on the park links to view the calendars.

Caruthers Park

Simms Park

Thompson Park

The City of Bellflower offers an Adaptive Recreation Program at Caruthers Park. For more information, please call (562) 804-1424, extension 2261. Click here to view the updated flyer.

B.R.I.M. (Bellflower Recreation In Motion) is back! Click the B.R.I.M. tab on the upper left of your screen to find B.R.I.M. in your neighborhood!

 LEAD Program SUMMER applications are now being accepted! The deadline for the summer 2024 session is Friday, June 7, 2024. Don't miss out on this beneficial and fun opportunity! LEAD Application - Summer 2024


The *outdoor pool at the Bellflower Aquatic Center is currently open for adult lap swim during the days/hours listed below on a first-come, first served basis. Days and hours are subject to change without notice. For more information, please call (562) 866-2015. 

*Indoor pool is currently closed for repairs. 

Lap Swim and Weight Room Hours (Effective March 1, 2024 - June 7, 2024)

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9am - 1pm 

Monday through Thursday: 6pm - 8pm (6pm - 7pm deep water only)

Tuesday & Thursday: 7am - 9am and 11am - 1pm

Saturday: 7am  – 11am

Recreation Swim  - Wet and wild fun for all ages. Children under 45 inches must be accompanied by an adult in the water. General admission fees apply:

11am - 1pm 

Recreation Swim is currently offered on the second Saturday of the month (3/9, 4/13, 5/11).

For swim classes, please visit the YMCA's website at or call (562) 925-1292

The City of Bellflower hosts several special events throughout the year, including Summer Streetfests, Movie Nights and the Tree Lighting Ceremony. These are fun and exciting events for the whole family to experience and learn what Bellflower has to offer. Check out our Special Event page for the most up-to-date events

Check out the latest Pirate Park review on Fun Orange County Parks' website and a video provided by the company who built Pirate Park!
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Department of Parks & Recreation11 documents

  • Tennis Court Hours Calendar - May 2024
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  • LEAD Program Application - Summer 2024.pdf
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    Application for the Summer 2024 Teen LEAD Program
  • Caruthers Park Daily Summer Activities
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  • Thompson Park Daily Summer Activities
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  • Simms Park Daily Summer Activities
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Transportation4 documents

  • Bellflower Bus Schedule.pdf
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  • Dial A Ride Brochure.pdf
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  • Dial A Ride Application.pdf
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Veterans Memorial / Bellflower Honors Program3 documents

  • Bellflower Honors Flyer - Banner Dedication.pdf
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  • Bellflower Honors Flyer - Brick Dedication.pdf
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