COVID-19 Updates & City Response

As of March 16, 2020, all community centers are closed. We have cancelled all winter recreation classes, youth & adult sports leagues, Active Kids programs and aquatics through April 12, 2020. All City of Newport Beach ACE programs will be suspended until at least April 20, 2020 due to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District closure. ACE classes will resume when schools re-open. The OASIS Senior Center will remain closed to the public through Sunday, April 12.

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING any new registration for Spring 2020 until further notice. We look forward to bringing programming back soon. The situation is being consistently evaluated to determine when programming can commence for spring. Look for emails with updates on the spring session.

Though City parks are open, on March 23, the City closed amenities within the parks including playgrounds, fitness equipment, fields (baseball, soccer, multi-use), all courts (basketball, tennis, pickleball, handball and volleyball) and the dog park to further discourage gatherings of any size and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
On March 25, all City-owned beachfront parking lots and its two piers will close, in alignment with the most recent guidance from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office to limit public gatherings and reduce the spread of COVID-19. The State has not yet announced a closure of Crystal Cove State Beach’s parking lot.
To further encourage social distancing and limit the spread of COVID-19, Newport Beach will close the Oceanfront Boardwalk on the Balboa Peninsula from the afternoon of Friday, March 27 through Monday morning, March 30. Beginning Friday, around noon, crews will begin installing barriers along the Boardwalk’s access points and posting temporary closure signs.
In addition, the Balboa Island Bayfront Walkway will become a “one-way” sidewalk beginning Friday, with signs directing pedestrians to walk in a single direction. This is intended to help walkers maintain at least six feet of space from other users along the narrow pathway. To reduce vehicle traffic congestion on the Island, the southbound Jamboree Road through lane at Bayside Drive will be closed.

Please click here for the latest press release and monitor updates on our City web page on disease outbreak that has been updated with COVID-19 information.

City staff will remain available during regular business hours. Please call 949-644-3151 with any questions.

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The Newport Navigator & Summer Camps are here!

Read the digital edition of the Spring Newport Navigator to learn more about classes, activities and events. 

Registration for SPRING is CLOSED until further notice. SUMMER CAMPS registration is still open!


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 Recreation & Senior Services Department Mission

To enhance the quality of life by providing diverse opportunities in safe and well-maintained facilities and parks. We pledge to respond to community needs by creating quality educational, recreational, cultural and social programs for people of all ages. 


The Department Consists of Three Divisions: Administration, Recreation Services, and Senior Services.

Its staff oversees the use of the City’s 79 parks, beaches, marine habitats and recreational facilities while coordinating recreational and social opportunities that serve a population ranging from infants to those in their advanced years. Click on the link to see the Recreation & Senior Services Department 2017 Adopted Performance Plan.

On behalf of the entire Recreation and Senior Services staff "We are committed to providing well-rounded recreational and social programs for the Newport Beach community in safe and well-maintained facilities, opens spaces and parks and we encourage you to provide us with feedback so we can best serve your leisure needs." 


Directions to Office:

From 73 South Exit MacArthur. Make a right on San Miguel, turn left on Avocado Avenue, and make a left onto Civic Center Drive.  Follow the street to the parking structure. 

From PCH Southbound:

Turn left on Avocado Avenue (pass the Central Library) and make a right on Civic Center Drive. Follow the street to the parking structure. 

From PCH Northbound:

Turn right on Avocado Avenue (pass the Central Library) and make a right on Civic Center Drive. Follow the street to the parking structure.


Contact the Recreation and Senior Services Department


Regular Office Hours
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


City Hall
100 Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Mailing Address
Recreation and Senior Services Department
PO Box 1768
Newport Beach, CA 92658






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