About Community Services

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contact:
David Dolphin, Deputy Director of Utilities
(626) 570-3230
111 South First Street
Building Division Counter Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Plan Check Counter Hours: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

The Community Services Department provides residents with a system of community parklands, and a wide range of recreational opportunities, cultural programming for the entire community, special programs for individuals and groups, services to senior citizens, especially through the Joslyn Center, specialized community services (Farmer's Market, Community Garden, etc.), transportation assistance through Senior Ride and landscape maintenance of municipal buildings.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Programs & Activities – provides programs, activities, and services to residents of all ages
  • Park Services – maintains the daily operations of Alhambra parks
  • Recreation – coordinates weekly Farmers Markets as well as adult and youth sports
  • Programs & Aquatics – oversees aquatics and programs, such as cultural and leisure classes, in Alhambra
  • Senior Services – operates and manages senior services throughout Alhambra

What's the Status of the General Plan Update?

(Update as of March 19, 2018). You may have seen a notice in Around Alhambra indicating that the Draft General Plan Update and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) would be available for public review beginning March 23, 2018. However, the City and its consultant continue to refine both documents, and they will not be completed by this date. A new notice indicating a revised date for public review will be issued once the documents are ready. We anticipate that this will occur in the next couple of months and apologize for any inconvenience that this delay has caused. If you have already signed up for email notifications, you will be emailed when the documents are available for review. If you have not signed up and wish to be notified please send an email to: generalplan@cityofalhambra.org. Please type “Request for Notification” in the subject line.

PROJECT SCHEDULE:

Interested in the anticipated timeline for the General Plan update process? Click here

PREVIOUS COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS: 

  • Eco Fair: Informational Booth (Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Alhambra Park)
  • Kick-Off and Introduction: Joint Meeting of the City Council/Commissions/Boards (Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Granada Park Gym)
  • Community meeting to Introduce the Project and Identify Issues (May 20, 2015, Civic Center Library-Reese Hall)
  • 710 Day Celebration: Informational Booth (Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Valley/Fremont)
  • Farmer's Market: Informational Booth (Sunday, June 28, 2015, South Second Street)
  • Farmer's Market: Informational Booth (Sunday, July 19, 2015, South Second Street)
  • Community Meeting #2  (Wednesday, January 13, 2016, Alhambra Civic Center Library -Reese Hall)
  • Community Meeting #3 (Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Alhambra Civic Center Library- Reese Hall)

DOCUMENTS:

QUESTIONS? COMMENTS?

If you have any comments or questions, or would like to receive an email to be notified of upcoming events, please send an email to generalplan@cityofalhambra.org.

e project created needed retail space (including a Denny's Restaurant), affordable housing for seniors, and the elimination of slum and blight. The project has provided the City with $20,000 per year in sales tax revenue and $44,344 in annual property tax revenue.

New Century BMW dealership: Many of the Main Street Auto Row dealerships were given financial incentives to locate and/or expand, leading to approximately $3.3 million annually in sales tax revenue to the City.

Howard Street Town homes Affordable Housing Project

Main Street - Northwest Corner of First & Main

 Permits, Licenses, & Applications

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Aquatics DivisionAquatics Division

The City offers learn to swim classes along with others water activities as part of our goal to provide a safe and secure aquatic experience to the community.

Recreation & Team SportsRecreation & Team Sports

A wide array of recreational and team sports programs suited for all interests, ages, cultures and abilities.

Certified Farmers MarketCertified Farmers Market

Find a wide assortment of affordably-priced fruits, vegetables, honey, herbs, bread and more from local growers and vendors every Sunday at the Alhambra Certified Farmers Market!

Senior ServicesSenior Services

The Senior Services Division offers programs and activities for adults age 60+, including recreation, social services, nutrition and transportation.

After School Playground SitesAfter School Playground Sites

Drop-in activities include team & individual sports and alternative programs such as arts & crafts, table game tournaments, four square, kickball and new games.

Park FacilitiesPark Facilities

Learn about the Parks in Alhambra

Leisure Activities GuideLeisure Activities Guide

Community's Guide to Activities - Excursions - Leisure Classes - Services. Parks Make Life Better!

Alhambra Golf CourseAlhambra Golf Course

Alhambra,  features a regulation par of 70 course. Golf instruction available for youth, adults and seniors in groups or as a private session. Award-winning golf shop. Link to our website.

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