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Parks, Trails & Recreation
500 St. Mary's Road

Lafayette, CA  94549

Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00

Tel: (925) 284-2232
Fax: (925) 284-1549



The new order adds some clarifying language around essential business and activities, as well as some new directives, including:

  1. Use of playgrounds, dog parks, public picnic areas, and similar recreational areas is prohibited. These areas must be closed to public use.

  2. Use of shared public recreational facilities such as golf courses, tennis and basketball courts, pools, and rock walls is prohibited. These facilities must be closed for recreational use.

  3. Sports requiring people to share a ball or other equipment must be limited to people in the same household.

The Parks, Trails & Recreation Department consists of six parks, seven neighborhood trails, a community center and a variety of recreation programs for all ages and interests.  Check out the "Parks Make Life Better" video for a great overview of Lafayette Recreation.


The Parks, Trails & Recreation Department provides top-notch recreation programs and services based upon community needs and interests. Check out the wide variety of recreation programs


If you haven’t experienced the Lafayette Community Center, you’re missing quite a treat! Nestled in beautiful Burton Valley, the Center has become many things to many people. It’s a place where parents can enroll toddlers in safe, loving activities; where older adults can experience educational, healthful activities; where teens can attend drug/alcohol free events; and where people can choose the fitness program that suits them best, paint, train their dogs, sculpt, stretch, play guitar, dance, and have their chi strengthened. Lafayette Community Center customers wear sweats, tu-tus, T-shirts, cowboy boots, rollerblades and big smiles! Rooms at the Community Center are also available for rent.


Adjacent to the Community Center is a 180’ x 80’ outdoor, multi-sport arena called The Rink. The Rink is enclosed by regulation size hockey boards and is striped for Hockey, Basketball, and Pickle Ball. The facility has covered spectator stands, bike racks and drinking fountains. A wide variety of recreational activities take place at ‘The Rink’, including camps, classes, and rentals.


The City maintains six beautiful parks within the City limits and is home to the Lafayette Reservoir Recreational Area, which is maintained by EBMUD.  In addition, the City borders Briones Regional Park, which is maintained by the East Bay Regional Park District. 


There are over 16 miles of hiking trails in Lafayette including 4 neighborhood trails, the Lafayette-Moraga Trail and those at the Reservoir and in Briones.  In addition, the Lamorinda Loop Trail winds for 17.5 miles continuously through all three communities.



Visit the Jobs page at for current opportunities

Call or stop by the Community Center to inquire about any open positions.

Blodgett, AnneAdministrative AssistantParks and Recreation(925)
Bruns, MaryLamorinda Sr. Transportation CoordinatorParks and Recreation(925)
Heinsma, StevenRecreation SupervisorParks and Recreation(925)
Hernandez, JesusFacilities Maintenance WorkerParks and Recreation(925)
Katayanagi, JonathanParks, Trails & Recreation DirectorParks and Recreation(925)
Neumann, MaureenSenior Services CoordinatorParks and Recreation(925)
Travers, GregPark Maintenance SupervisorParks and Recreation(925)
Warford, StephanieAdministrative AssistantParks and Recreation(925)
Warshaw, JohnRecreation SupervisorParks and Recreation(925)
Young, TriciaRecreation CoordinatorParks and Recreation(925)