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Our pools are all outdoor, heated pools. The Sprayground water is not heated.
Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate class make-ups.
The Pleasant Hill Education Center Pool (on Pleasant Hill Middle School campus) ǀ 1 Santa Barbara Road. This pool features a 10-lane, 25-yard pool and is home of the Pleasant Hill Dolfins, Cali Suns Water Polo and lap swim programs.
Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park (in Pleasant Hill Park) ǀ 147 Gregory Lane. PH Aquatic Park features a 6-lane (25 yards) dive pool with 2 diving boards at the deep end, a Training Pool that is 20 yards, 4 lanes wide, 3 1/2-4 feet deep and an interactive water Sprayground.
The temperature varies and might feel warmer or colder based on a number of factors. We try to keep the Ed Center pool at 80 degrees and PH Aquatic Park at 82 degrees.
Yes, our pools and facilities are ADA accessible. The Ed Center pool has a chair lift as well as accessible stairs. At PH Aquatic Park, we have a chair lift for both the Dive Pool and Training Pool. Our staff are more than happy to show you how to use the chair lift if you need assistance. In addition, the showers and bathrooms at both facilities have ADA accessible stalls.
At PH Aquatic Park, we have changing rooms with showers and restrooms. At the Ed Center Pool, there are bathrooms adjacent to the pool, showers on the pool deck and an adult changing room in a separate area.
Yes, all persons entering the facility must pay admission. There is no way to prevent people from entering the pool once they go into the locker rooms. All patrons entering the pool area receive the benefit of the facility whether or not they actually enter the pool. In amusement parks, not everyone entering the park uses the rides, but they must all pay an admission fee.
Effective March 31, 2020, Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District (Rec & Park) offices, buildings and nonessential services are closed until further notice. Some facilities will open in a limited capacity for PHRec CARES, our child-care based summer programs for preschool, youth & teens. For updates, please check back to our website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @pleasanthillrec
Customer service teams will be monitoring phone and email inquiries remotely. See the contact information below. We appreciate your patience during this time.District Administrative Office Contact Information:Phone: (925) 925-682-0896Email: email@example.com
The following "essential" services will remain operational:
The following buildings, facilities, and offices are closed to the public until further notice:
Pleasant Hill Community Center*, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill Senior Center, 233 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill Teen Center*, 147 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill District Administrative Office, 147 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park**, 147 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill Winslow Center, 2590 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center, 315 Cortsen Rd
KIDSTOP* at Gregory Gardens Elementary, 1 Corritone Ct,
[* Open for PHRec Cares childcare programs only; ** Open for Aquatic fitness, swim lessons and Dolfin Swim Teams]
The following programs, classes and activities will not be held until further notice. If a program or class cannot be rescheduled, a member of our staff will contact your directly and provide a refund where applicable.
Yes. All participants enrolled in a cancelled class/program will automatically be refunded the full fee back to your account for future use. You also have the option to request that the refund go directly back to the credit card on file upon request. Please email Susie Kubota here.
Due to Contra Costa Health Services restrictions in place, the following Rec & Park Events have been unfortunately impacted (sniff sniff):
Canceled EVENTS:Senior Friday Chef Luncheons (until further notice)Senior Bingo (until further notice)Senior Tea Dances (until further notice)Care Management Series (until further notice)"Egg-citing" Egg Hunt (4/11)Underwater Egg Hunt (4/11)Easter Pancake Breakfast & Spring Boutique (4/11)Laugh, Love & Learn and Resource Faire (5/1)Family Camp Out (6/20-6/21)Cornhole Tournament (6/27)4th of July in Pleasant Hill Park (activities) (7/4)Blues & Brews Festival (7/17-7/18) - Watch for an alternative event coming soon!Literary Women Breakfast with SantaHoliday Festival 2020Ho! Ho! Holiday Express Drive Thru (12/12)
If you registered for any of the canceled events, your registration fees will automatically be refunded in full and you will be notified by staff members. Need assistance? Email us here.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @pleasanthillrec for new event updates!
Currently, we are accepting rental applications and will be allowing events in accordance with the guidelines and parameters under the Contra Costa Health Department (CCHS) public health orders. For more information on the latest CCHS updates, visit https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/health-services-updates. If an event is booked and not able to move forward due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will refund any monies paid.
For assistance, please email our Rental Coordinator, Kristen McNulty here.
At this time, we are allowing any event to cancel or change their date without penalty. For assistance, please contact our Facility Rental Coordinator, Kristen McNulty here
Yes, parks and open spaces are open (with restrictions) according to the latest Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) orders.
PARK & OPEN SPACE UPDATES (as of 12/4/20):
On December 9, 2020, the State of California updated its stay-at-home guidelines to allow playgrounds to stay open as essential.
"Playgrounds may remain open to facilitate physically distanced personal health and wellness through outdoor exercise," said CDPH Deputy Director of Communications Ali Bay.
Please keep our parks open by practicing the following caring measures:
For more information about the latest Contra Costa Health Services orders, visit https://cchealth.org/covid19
Enforcement: Please be kind to our park staff who are out reminding park visitors about COVID-19 safety practices and park rules per the mandated public health orders. They care about you.
If residents do not comply with the above-mentioned restrictions, parks will be closed for public access and if appropriate, the Pleasant Hill Police Department will be contacted to enforce violations of the CCHS order. Failure to comply with the requirements is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. Violation of the Order constitutes a public nuisance and a violation of the County Ordinance Code.
To report dog-related incidents, contact Contra Costa Animal Services at (925) 608-8400
Protection:Contra Costa Health Services now recommends wearing a face covering when going outside. For more detailed information on how to protect yourself and others, visit https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/prevention
Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park re-open status is pending further evaluation of new Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) orders.
As of June 5, 2020, Contra Costa County has allowed pools to open with very tight restrictions and capacity limitations. Our Aquatics staff is in the process of evaluating to what extent we can open under these new guidelines. Our Aquatics Manager is working closely with colleagues in Contra Costa County and across the State to develop protocols to meet all the County’s health and safety requirements and standards. This includes EMS-approved protocols to ensure the safety of our lifeguarding staff in the event of an in-water rescue or other emergency care. The safety of our participants and our staff is a top priority.
We appreciate your patience and are super excited to be able to offer aquatic opportunities soon!Check for future pool status, swim lessons and aquatic program updates, click here
Yes. The Senior CC Cafe program at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center will continue to provide meals "to go" for adults over 60 years old on a limited basis until further notice. The dining room at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center is closed. Stay tuned for re-opening updates coming in July 2021.
To-Go meals packs consisting of 5 frozen meals and 2 fresh meals with milk, bread and fruit on varying weeks are available for pick up at the Senior Center on Wednesdays from 10:30am-11am. There is a $21 suggested donation. Reservations need to be placed by Tuesday at noon. For people picking up meals, please wear a mask and allow a 6-foot distance between you and next person at all times. If you are unable to pick up, please contact us with as much advance notice as possible so we can make delivery arrangements for you if possible.
Reservations can be made two different ways:
Reservations need to be placed by noon, Tuesday prior to pick up date.
Please visit our COVID-19 Senior Resource Center. Click here
To help protect Rec & Park staff members, staffing will be restricted to employees who support only essential service functions. Customer service teams will be monitoring phone and email inquiries remotely. See contact information below. We appreciate your patience during this time. District Administrative Office Contact Information:Phone: (925) 925-682-0896Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Urgent inquiries may be sent to our General Manager, Michelle Lacy at email@example.com. For more information and updates follow Rec & Park District on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @pleasanthillrec.
For indoor activities, visit our new Stay In & PLAY Virtual Rec Center for some boredom-busting activities for the whole family. Click here.
For outdoor activities, get out and play in our parks & open spaces!
We do not refund any tickets for special events. All sales are final.
If your interested in sponsoring an event, please contact Ryan Herriman. 925-771-7639.
Tuition is due in full at registration or may be divided into nine monthly payments via auto-pay on the 15th of each month.
Children enrolling in any of our preschool classes must be age appropriate as of September 1st in the year of enrollment. An annual, non-refundable $100 per family registration fee is required to hold your child's space in a program. A copy of the birth certificate and immunization records are also required. During enrollment, we ask parents to complete an up-to-date liability waiver and emergency card. Please be prepared to complete all emergency information at the time of registration: Doctor and dentist contact information, health plan number, immunization record and emergency contact numbers.
Please visit Our Program page here.
Keeping your child safe is a number one priority at our school! We created a set of best practices to ensure a safe learning environment that include the following: Our teachers are CPR / First Aide certified and trained to act immediately. Child emergency information is kept on file in the classroom and in the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District office. Parents are required to sign their child both in and out when dropping off and picking up. No child may leave with a non-guardian without written guardian consent. All class parents are notified of specific child allergies and needs are accommodated. Routine fire and earthquake drills are practiced.
Registration is Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. at the Community Center for enrollment in the 2020-2021 school year. Please contact Sarah Smith, Preschool Director for program availability at 925-771-7626. In-person enrollment is at the Pleasant Hill Community Center located at 320 Civic Drive in Pleasant Hill. Space is limited! When registering please provide a copy of your child's birth certificate, immunizations, current PGE bill (PH Residents only) as well a credit card for the $100 registration fee as well as first month's tuition. If your child was previously enrolled in one of our preschool programs, he / she will be given continuing priority registration in February 2020. You must contact Sarah Smith by February 7th for the priority registration request form.
Please see our Preschool Handbook here.
We currently book private events one year out to the day. Regular use rentals and our internal events have priority bookings over all other events.
If your planning to serve alcohol at your event, you will need to complete an alcohol permit and pay the $75 fee. If your planning to sell alcohol at your event, please contact the ABC for their guidelines.
Anyone is welcome to participate in Senior Center programs regardless of residency. Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District residents receive discounts on some classes and trips.
The minimum age to join the Senior Center is 50.
Membership is $20 for the calendar year. Anyone age 88 & older is considered an honorary member and their membership is free. Everyone is required to fill out a membership form regardless of age.
The Senior Center facility is open based on scheduled programming. Office hours for the Senior Center are Monday-Thursday, 9am to 4pm and Friday, 9am to 3pm.
1 Santa Barbara Road
They are located on the College Park High School campus on the back side of the school.
We do not place players on teams.