Parks, Recreation & Community Services

Welcome to the Culver City Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) Department homepage. We encourage you to get to know us better. PRCS is here to engage you, expand your horizons, educate you and enhance your quality of life. Find out about our parks, programs, services, activities and rental opportunities. Let’s connect soon!


Temporary Closure Announcements

Temporary Closures:

Our parks, park amenities and facilities may at times not be available for public use. Weather conditions, scheduled programs and/or maintenance may cause closures. Information on temporary closures will be posted on PRCS Facebook and Instagram.

El Marino Park Ages 2-5 Playground 

The playground will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, April 9, 2024, in order to begin the playground rehabilitation project. For more information, visit El Marino Playground Project.   

PRCS Holiday Hours

PRCS Holiday Closure Dates (no rentals of any kind and no open buildings):*

  • New Year’s Day**
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving 
  • Christmas Day**

*Parks & Park Restrooms will be open. PRCS staff unlocks, cleans & stocks all outdoor restrooms on these days.

**Facilities will be closed by no later than 6:00 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

The Municipal Plunge will be open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm only on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

No field, park or picnic reservations (public use is first come, first served only).  This applies to the holidays listed above but also these high use days:

  • Easter Sunday
  • Mothers’ Day
  • Fathers’ Day



Department Head

Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director Ted Stevens

Ted Stevens comes to Culver City with extensive experience in local government. His experience includes overseeing Citywide programs, such as Adult and Youth Sports, Beach and Sports Fields Permits, Adaptive Recreation programs, three municipal swimming pools, three community centers and one regional community center.