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Youth ActivitiesParks & Recreation

City Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of classes that help young participants develop a healthy passion for arts, dance, fitness and expression in a well supervised nurturing environment. Many of the actives below are offered year-round at the Carrillo Recreation Center.

  • Martial Arts:  Chris Milner offers a flexible punch card for youth and family classes. 
    Little Dragons Kung Fu for ages 4-6
    Family Marital Arts for ages 7-12 (parents can participate in this class with their children).   
  • Creative Dance with Karen Putnam  
  • Youth Ballet (Mommy and Me Ballet for ages 2-3 and Children’s Ballet for ages 3-5 and ages 6-10) 
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics for ages 6-10    
  • Wildcatz Cheerleading for ages 4-7 and 8-13 
  • Baton Twirling for ages 6-12 
  • NEW! Girls Rock The Runaways Afterschool (Ages 7-14, program located at )
    Girls Rock offers instrumental lessons in guitar, drums, bass and keys, and an ensemble program. All instruments are provided, however, you may bring your own. The Runaways Afterschool also features a Teen Intern Program for 15-17 year olds to earn community service. Call 564-5495 or visit 8-week sessions.
  • Mindful Me SB Peer Circles:  Call Facilitator Karin Durflinger for current schedule at (805) 284-6762
  • We host Ceramics Parties for up to 15 children at a fully stocked ceramics studio. 
    Email ceramics instructor Catherine Valance at for more details.
  • For registration assistance or more information on these programs, please call the Carrillo Recreation Center at (805) 897-2519, and staff will be happy to assist you.

The Parks and Recreation Department has a strong commitment to our inclusion program where participants of different abilities are supported to participate in the same class when safe and appropriate. 

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2015