Our Mission

The City of Milpitas Recreation and Community Services Department’s mission is to enrich our community through exceptional programs and services. Our vision is a Milpitas where all residents have access to excellent, affordable, innovative and well-run recreation activities, programs, facilities and community services. Our work encourages cultural unity and hometown pride, creates a sense of place, supports economic development, promotes health and wellness, fosters human development, addresses important social service needs and adds fun to the lives of those who live and work in Milpitas.

Our Work

Milpitas Community Center
Daily operations and recreation programming, including indoor/outdoor recreation facility rentals, in-person and virtual contract classes, registration services, sponsorship and donor relationships, marketing and promotions, Activity Guide, volunteers, Milpitas Recreation and Community Services Foundation.

Barbara Lee Senior Center
Daily operations and senior programs, including a daily congregate lunch program in partnership with Santa Clara County, drop-in programs, recreation classes, important resource and services presentations and special events.

Milpitas Sports Center
Daily operations and wellness programs, including Fitness Center and outdoor Pools, classes, personal training, drop-in gym, lap swimming, adult and youth sports programs, swim lessons, indoor and outdoor sports facility and field usage and coordination with local sports organizations.

Community Services
Social services, including needs assessments and referrals for seniors, low-income, disabled, mentally ill and other residents, Milpitas Assistance Program (MAP), County and Agency support services partnerships, and care and shelter during local emergencies.

Youth and Teens
Youth and Teen programming, including Teen Center workshops and activities; After the Bell afterschool care at seven elementary schools; LYFE afterschool supervision both Milpitas middle schools; daily pre-K enrichment program; summer and school break camps; youth work-study program; and partnership with Milpitas Unified School District.

Special Events
Fourth of July, Pumpkins in the Park, Tree Lighting, Lunar New Year, summer concerts, outdoor movies, patriotic observances, cultural flag raising ceremonies, seasonal family events, ground breakings and park openings.

Cultural Arts
Milpitas Community Theatre, Milpitas Community Concert Band, Phantom Art Gallery, Milpitas Art and Cultural Grant Program and Mobile Stage.

Public Art
City-owned Collection, Temporary Art and Public Art ordinance.

Commissions & Community Engagement
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Commission, Arts Commission, Veterans Commission, Library Education Advisory Commission, Senior Advisory Commission, Youth Advisory Commission, Milpitas HOPE Suicide Prevention Task Force, Nonprofits Meeting Group.