Our 70th Anniversary Celebration

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On January 19th, the Rec & Park District turned 70 years old and we have lots of plans in the works to celebrate this exciting anniversary milestone all year long! Watch for fun virtual and in-person (when allowed) commemorative activities for the whole family! 

Check back for more activity details! All ages welcome to participate!


Established on January 19, 1951, Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District was formed by the citizens who valued parks and recreational opportunities for all people in their community. Rec & Park became a special district, a unique government entity, separate from the City of Pleasant Hill and other organizations, and has grown to become a cornerstone of what makes Pleasant Hill such a great place to live. Today, Rec & Park provides and manages extensive District-owned parks, community facilities, open space, and recreation programs and events throughout the community. The support of the community and the countless volunteers over the years has been tremendous and paramount to many of Rec & Park efforts to improve, build and make life better for everyone.

Our Vision: To be the leaders in providing WOW! experiences every day.

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NEW 70th Anniversary Mini Podcast Series: Volunteers Making A Difference

Tune in to our second mini-podcast series coming soon called “Volunteers Making A Difference”, featuring an interview with super-star volunteers from our Senior Center who have dedicated their time and talents to help make a tremendous difference for not only the District but to so many others as well. This podcast will include 2 upcoming episodes and is just a small representation of all the amazing people who have volunteered for us, past and present. 

A very special THANK YOU to those who have served as a volunteer with us! 

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In March 2021, Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District continues our year-long 70th-anniversary celebration with a new mini-podcast series called “Trailblazing Women in District History.” This podcast will feature an interview with a past or current female Rec & Park employee who has been a trailblazer for other women in the industry and who have made a big impact in the District’s history. This podcast also ties in with our celebration of National Women’s History Month, a month-long celebration to acknowledge women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. 

Episode 1: Meet District Trailblazer, Michelle Lacy

Episode 2: Meet District Trailblazer, Jennifer McGarry

Episode 3: Meet District Trailblazer, Juli Gianti

Episode 4: Meet District Trailblazer, Tina Young

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Thank you to all our FEBRUARY WEDDING PHOTO CONTEST participants!  Dan & Ron’s photo was randomly drawn from several entries to celebrate couples who were married in one of our District facilities over the past 70 years. Dan and Ron were married in 2015 at our Pleasant Hill Senior Center. Each of the participating couples was married in one of our District facilities over the past 70 years! 

Please help us wish the following beautiful couples a very Happy Anniversary!

❤️ Dan & Ron (m.2015) -(Contest winners)

❤️ Paul & Sheila (m.1992)

❤️ Paul & Denise (m. 1986)

❤️ Allison & Dustin (m. 2018)

❤️ Anthony & Mary (m.2015)

We are celebrating all the years of love by posting the photos to our Facebook and Instagram @pleasanthillrec.

70th Anniversary Fun Wedding Fact:

Prior to the pandemic, did you know that District facilities hosted, on average, over 75 weddings a year? Over 70 years, that's over 5,250 weddings! Now that's a whole lot of love and new beginnings! Definitely, something to celebrate!

Text: Wedding Photo Contest Winners, Dan & Ron! Image: wedding cake and smiling grooms walking
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70th Birthday Digital Card Signing Event!

Please help us commemorate this special day by signing our digital card by clicking on the image or here: http://bit.ly/PleaseSignPHRecBdayCard

Thank you for your continued support of Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District for the past 70 years! We look forward to celebrating with you all year long!

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Are you turning 70 years old this year? Have a family member or friend who turns 70? Guess what?! PH Rec & Park District turns 70 this year too and we'd love to celebrate together!!

Join our 70th Birthday Club to receive a personalized birthday card and some fun surprises too!

Send us your name, birthdate, contact information, and photo (optional) to 70years@pleasanthillrec.com with the subject line: Join Birthday Club. FREE to join!

We will also keep our 70th birthday club members informed about our latest District 70th birthday activities happening all year long so they don't miss out on all the fun!

For more information about our year-long 70th-anniversary celebration, follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @pleasanthillrec.

Happy 70th Birthday!

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Thank you for celebrating our 70th Anniversary this month with our 70th Anniversary Cake Bake-Off Contest!

The bake-off contest challenge: Design, bake, and decorate your own original, signature birthday cake of any size with a recreation and park theme. Bonus points for incorporating the number 70, 70th Anniversary, or Happy Birthday PH Rec & Park. 

Here are our winners!

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The great 70th birthday cake bake-off contest winner, Evan S. Round cake with white frosting.
The great 70th birthday cake bake-off contest winner, Ellie S. and cake with green frosting.


Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @pleasanthillrec to take part in all our virtual birthday celebration activities!

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