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Volunteer At Some Great Events in 2016!!
Help celebrate the city’s centennial by volunteering at fun and festive events planned for 2016 and beyond

Monterey Park, Calif. December 10, 2015 – The City of Monterey Park is seeking community volunteers to help staff and organize some of the many special events planned in 2016 that will celebrate the city’s 100th birthday. Some of the events that are in the works to celebrate this historic milestone are:

• The Lunar New Year Celebration
• Cherry Blossom Festival
• Earth Day Bike Ride
• Cinco de Mayo
• Centennial monument and time capsule
• Library Foundation Gala
• Lions Club Coming Home Breakfast
• Summer concerts
• Fourth of July
• Geranium Festival
• A celebration dinner
• 5K run/walk
• Veterans Day
• Holiday Snow Village
• Rose Parade Float

In preparation for this 100th anniversary, the city has organized a Centennial Committee to organize, plan and fund events. The city is seeking individuals who may be capable of undertaking such tasks and staffing events.

Persons who are interested in joining the committee and being a part of these extraordinary events can contact Recreation and Community Services at or 626-307-1388. Monthly committee meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m, at Garvey Ranch Park in the activity room near the observatory. Garvey Ranch Park is located 781 S. Orange Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755. For more information visit

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Dan Costley, Director of Recreation and Community Services

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The Monterey Park Recreation and Community Services Department enriches lives and fosters harmony within the community through citywide programs.

We believe quality of life is improved through healthy life styles, educational and recreational opportunities, public participation, respect, compassion, and enhancement of our urban forest.

We accomplish this through community outreach, quality programming, activities and events, safe, and well-maintained parks and facilities, and an aesthetically pleasing environment that is provided by professional and caring employees, contractors and volunteers.

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What facilities do you want?
Come to our community meeting:
Saturday, January 23, 2016
10 a.m.
Barnes Park Service Club House
440 S. McPherrin Ave.,
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Residents are being asked to provide input on wh at park and recreation facilities they would like to see in the community. So if you think the city needs more playgrounds or tennis courts; or an improved aquatics center or whatever you think the community is missing this is a perfect opportunity to provide input to the planning process. At the end of the two hour session, a prioritized list of facilities will be created and sent to Los Angeles County for possible future funding.
For more information on this program, please contact the Recreation and Community Services Department at 626-307-1388.
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