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      Parks After Dark (Photo – Yosio Montes, cityofpasadena)

      The City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (PRCS) invites you to the 13th annual Parks After Dark (PAD) program series.

      By News Desk

      PAD takes advantage of Pasadena’s beautiful summer evenings by activating park spaces to provide youth and their families opportunities to experience healthy, safe recreation programming. Activities run on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from July 11 – August 10 and include sports leagues and tournaments, recreation activities, movies, swimming, and more.

      Parks After Dark Activities

      For all ages to enjoy and participate in, unless otherwise specified. Registration is not required unless noted in the activity description.

      Parks After Dark Kickoff Festival
      July 11, 2024
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      Location
      Robinson Park Baseball Diamond
      1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
      Pasadena, CA 91103

      Enjoy the Parks After Dark kickoff featuring free food, inflatable games, arts and crafts, a live DJ, and more. Watch as community members go head-to-head against the Pasadena Police in softball, followed by games from the City of Pasadena EAB Softball Tournament. Support your local teams and enjoy a fun-filled day at the ballpark.

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      Movies in the Park
      Fridays, July 12 – August 9, 2024
      7:00 pm
      Location
      Various Pasadena Parks (See Below)

      The popular Movies in the Park series is back! Come early to find a great viewing spot and participate in pre-movie activities, including arts & crafts and games. Movies begin at dusk.

      • July 12: Trolls Band Together | Villa Parke (363 E. Villa St.)
      • July 19: Kung Fu Panda 4 | Grant Park (232 S. Michigan Ave.)
      • July 26: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem | Victory Park (2575 Paloma St.)
      • August 2: Migration | Washington Park (700 E. Washington Blvd.)
      • August 9: Wish | Robinson Park (1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.)

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      Concerts in the Park
      August 3 and 10, 2024
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      Locations
      August 3: La Pintoresca Park, 1415 N. Raymond Ave.
      August 10: Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly St.

      Experience an unforgettable evening of live music in the serene surroundings of our local parks. Let the twilight enhance your outdoor concert experience as you unwind, connect with your community, and revel in the enchanting melodies under the summer sky.

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      Glow Sports
      July 18 and August 1, 2024
      8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
      Locations
      July 18: Villa Parke Softball Field, 363 E. Villa St.
      August 1: Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St.

      Light up the night with fun interactive carnival-style games. Invite family, friends, and neighbors to this friendly, nontraditional setting that will delight everyone.

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      5 vs. 5 Adult Basketball, Ages 18+
      Thursdays, July 18 – August 8, 2024
      5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      Location
      Robinson Park Recreation Center Gym
      1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
      Pasadena, CA 91103

      Pasadena is well-known for having skilled basketball players. Register your team to compete and demonstrate your game. All levels are welcome. Teams are guaranteed one 20-minute game per week for four weeks in Robinson Park’s gym.

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      (Photo – Yosio Montes, cityofpasadena)

      5 vs. 5 High School Basketball, Ages 14-18
      Saturdays, July 20 – August 10, 2024
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      Location
      Robinson Park Recreation Center Gym
      1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
      Pasadena, CA 91103

      Pasadena is well-known for having skilled basketball players. Register your team to compete and demonstrate your game. All levels are welcome. Teams are guaranteed one 20-minute game per week for four weeks in Robinson Park’s gym.

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      7 vs. 7 Adult Soccer, Ages 18+
      Thursdays, July 18 – August 22, 2024
      5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
      Location
      Villa Parke Turf Field
      363 E. Villa St.
      Pasadena, CA 91101

      7 vs. 7 soccer games are fast-paced, high-scoring, and big fun! Two games will be played simultaneously. All teams are guaranteed one game per week for five weeks.

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      Boxing Clinic, Ages 8+
      July 26, 2024
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
      Location
      Victory Park
      2575 Paloma St.
      Pasadena, CA 91107

      Geared towards non-experienced participants who are interested in learning the fundamentals of Olympic-style boxing. Workout will consist of stretches, foot work, punching, and self-controlled movement. This will be a non-contact workout full of fun, fitness, and wellness.

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      Aqua Boogie Nights
      Saturdays, July 13 – August 10, 2024
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      Locations
      Honorable John J. Kennedy Pool, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
      Villa Parke Pool, 363 E. Villa St.

      Get ready to boogie Saturday nights! Enjoy swimming, music, and dancing. Proper swim attire is required; Participants are encouraged to come dressed and ready to swim. Lifeguards on duty. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit CityOfPasadena.net/Reserve and select the “Aquatics” tab for locations.

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      Parks After Dark (Photo – ucla.edu)

      Teen Glow Party, Ages 12-17
      July 25, 2024
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      Location
      La Pintoresca Teen Education Center
      1415 N. Raymond Ave.
      Pasadena, CA 91103

      Calling all teens! Have fun at a glow dance party with glow sticks and high-energy dance music. Make new friends and enjoy a fun night at the teen center.

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      Aztec Dance Yankuititl
      July 27, 2024
      4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      Location
      Villa Parke Gymnasium
      363 E. Villa St.
      Pasadena, CA 91101

      Open for all ages, Aztec Dance is an opportunity to learn traditional Aztec dance steps, movement, and drum rhythms. Lessons start with basic movements and then progress to choreographed dance steps. This activity is accompanied by live Aztec drumming.

      Activities are subject to change without notice. For more information, visit CityOfPasadena.net/Parks-And-Rec or call (626) 744-6530.


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