Neighborhood Services

Recreation and Parks Neighborhood Services Division provides innovative youth development programming that serves at-risk, low-income and homeless youth and families throughout Santa Rosa. The programs provide "safe haven" sites where young people can enjoy recreational, social and athletic activities without fear of gangs, drugs and other negative influences that occur in their neighborhoods. In partnership with other community agencies, Neighborhood Services also assists families living in high-need neighborhoods improve their quality of life by connecting them to other beneficial programs and services, helping to build a stronger community. Neighborhood Services programs are provided in conjunction with the Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership.

Become a Neighborhood Services Member

Neighborhood Services is launching a new FREE membership program, which will be used to qualify families to participate in low-cost sports, recreation and after-school programs. Beginning in 2020, a free three-year membership will be required to participate in these Neighborhood Services programs. To become a member, you must live within Santa Rosa and provide verification of one of the following:

  1. Social Security Supplemental or Disability Income
  2. Public assistance through Sonoma County Human Services Department (ie: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families [TANF], food stamps/CalFresh)
  3. Reduced/free lunch assistance through the local schools
  4. Public assistance through the City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority
  5. Medicaid or MediCal Benefits card

To Apply

Provide your documentation to participate in Neighborhood Services programs for underserved youth and families. Contact us today at or 707-543-4501.

Programs Available & How it Works

View the Block Blast Newsletter in English or Spanish by clicking the links below to see programs available. To register, follow the instructions in the Block Blast. Neighborhood Services staff will assist you at registration with questions regarding program details and eligibility.

Block Blast Newsletter

  • Click here to read the English version of our newsletter.
  • Haga clic aquí para leer la versión en Español de nuestro boletín.


Neighborhood Services


Neighborhood Services programs are made possible through funding support from Measure O sales tax and Change for Kids.