Community Services news

Recreation Strategic Plan Launches Department: Community Services

“Healthy Body. Open Mind. Balanced Life.” You’ll see and experience these values when you enjoy City of Stockton Community Centers and libraries throughout the County, or participate in any of the programs and events offered by the City of Stockton Community Services Department.

The entire department includes a County-wide library system and the City of Stockton Recreation Division. Last year, a strategic plan was implemented for the libraries, and, just recently, a coordinated plan was rolled out that focuses on the offerings of the City’s Recreation Division.

“Development of the plan started with a process of identifying the values that we all share and a vision of how we want to grow, as a department, with the community,” shares John Alita, Community Services Director. “We surveyed members of the community, our community partners, and our staff, and we made sure that we have a very accurate picture of the rich diversity of Stockton and our needs, as a community. From this, we developed a strategic plan that will expand and broaden partnerships and guide the programs, activities, and services that we offer, each and every day, enhancing the quality of life for everyone.”

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SAC Awards Nominations Department: Community Services

Each year, the Stockton Arts Commission honors individuals, organizations, and art patrons who have made meaningful contributions in the support of our community's art and cultural assets.

The Stockton Arts Commission is accepting nominations for the 2016 Arts Awards.

Nomination Forms must be turned in according to instructions by April 21, 2016, at 4 p.m.

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SAC Nomination Form

City Accepting Nominations for Arts Awards Department: Community Services

The City of Stockton Arts Commission is seeking nominations for the annual 2016 Arts Awards Recognition to honor local individuals, organizations, and arts patrons who make meaningful contributions to Stockton’s art and cultural assets.

The Stockton Arts Commission invites you to nominate those who make a significant impact to the local arts. All nominees will be considered by the Arts Awards Nomination Committee for their roles in our region.Nominations are due by Thursday, April 21, 2016, by 4:00 p.m.

Details on award categories and a nomination packet are available on the City of Stockton Arts Commission web page at

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Adult Instructional Classes Department: Community Services

Check out the adult classes from the Community Services Department.

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Adult Instructional Class Schedule

Plan Your Pixie Woods Student Field Trip Today Department: Community Services

The Community Services Department invites you and your students to schedule a Pixie Woods field trip for the 2016 Season.

The booking process is super easy.

See the information sheet for details.

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Pixie Woods Field Trip Information