REC Program

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Welcome to the City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation REC Program Webpage!

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Programs offered through the REC Program


The REC Program is a user-pay program open to children ages 6 to 12 or children in grades 1-5. The REC Program offers: homework time, arts and crafts, music, dance parties, movies, fitness fun, snacks, gardening, cooking, sports, tournaments, themed activities, late-night REC events, contests, and much more! Special workshops and activities will also be offered in collaboration with the MB Library, Growing Great and more. REC Program ratio: 1 leader per 13 children.

Children will be participating in self-directed and organized recreational activities designed to positively impact social connections, human development, and lifelong learning. All activities are supervised by trained CPR certified recreation leaders.

Dedicated space for the REC Program and REC Parks Pass Program, REC Camp and REC Summer Camp are available at each of the two program sites: Live Oak Park and Manhattan Heights Park. All locations are subject to change. These facilities include a variety of arts and crafts work areas and supplies, board games, Foosball and carom tables and other equipment for a variety of outdoor sports.  We also do Wii Sports!

For more detailed information about the REC Program, please download Afterschool REC Parent Guide. (PDF)

What the REC Program Can Do For You
The REC Program is committed to providing recreation experiences to all participants and strengthening their safety and security.  Many safety classes are offered such as: Stranger Danger, bicycle workshops and skateboard safety.  The REC program promotes recycling and how we can protect our environmental resources.  The REC Program has also teamed up with the Manhattan Beach Farmers Market to promote health and wellness by providing healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables.  In the program, we also increase cultural unity through activities and arts and crafts.  It is also committed to teaching the motto "Safe, Clean and Green." If you have a child with special needs and are interested in sending them to our program, please visit the Children with Special Needs page for more information. For other useful information, please visit the Parents Corner webpage.

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