The Lake Elsinore Community Services Department offers a wide variety of programs and classes for all ages and activity levels. Adult classes include martial arts training, Firearm Safety  and fitness classes with both Zumba and YOGA.  Tiny Tots can discover science and art while getting ready for kindergarten in our Pre-K classes. For youth, we offer a variety of dance classes including ballet, hip hop, and Folklorico; as well as Gymnastics,  martial arts, self defense, cheer, tennis, basketball, and day camp programs.  

The City provides a variety of resources and social services to low income and senior residents through our Senior Activity Center programs. We offer  tax assistance, legal aide, health screenings, and social networking. Active adults 55+ can enjoy art, bingo, yoga, line dance, tai chi, computer classes and wii bowling at the center.



Each year we also host several special events to celebrate our community. From the annual " Children's Fair" and "Just 4 Kids Fishing Derby" to the "Movies in the Park" or "Unity 5K & 10K Run Walk" events, residents enjoy our beautiful parks and natural surroundings. With the "Unity in the Community Parade," our annual  "Winterfest" and "Pet Walk" events, we see our neighbors come together in Historic Downtown Lake Elsinore.

As you view our website, you will see that we offer classes, programs, and events that appeal to all ages. If you have questions about any City sponsored program, please call the Lake Community Center at (951) 245-0442. Many of our events welcome vendors and volunteers. Please call directly to inquire about those opportunities.


It is the mission of the Community Services Department to create recreational opportunities for growth and enhancement by developing diverse services and programs that promote citizen involvement and a strong sense of community while striving to increase the social, cultural, and physical well-being of its residents and visitors. 


  • Provide clean and safe parks, green spaces, and recreational facilities.
  • Provide efficient services to Lake Elsinore residents and visitors.
  • Effectively plan for the future needs of Lake Elsinore residents.
  • Continually strive to improve existing facilities while seeking opportunities for future development.
  • Create a partnership with the Lake Elsinore community to improve the quality of life for all citizens.


The City of Lake Elsinore Community Services Master Plan contains action plans (recommendations) to help guide decision-making relating to parks, recreation, programs, open space, and facilities within the City for the next twenty-two (22) years. This plan is a concise summary of all of the policy initiatives that should be pursued to meet the recreation needs of the Lake Elsinore community.

We offer a variety of services to meet all your recreational, social and leisure needs. Please visit our listed program areas to discover for yourself what we have right here in Lake Elsinore.