The Recreation Division is integral to enhancing the Quality of Life for Chowchilla residents, stakeholders, and visitors alike, as well as striving to help all City departments achieve the desired levels of service to the community.
- Develops and manages City special events
- Assists local organizations with their community events
- Assists local recreational sports groups with their adult and youth sports programs
- Oversees operations of the Chowchilla Senior Center
- Manages City park pavilion rentals
Halloween Costume Contest
If you would like to view the Halloween Costume Contest Winners and Entries click here: https://youtu.be/aRkd-fFsSTc
Winners of this contest have until 1/15/2021 to pick up their award Prize is voided after that date.
Dishing with the City - Thanksgiving Challenge
If you would like to view the video of our City Administrator, Rod Puett, rising to the challenge with the help of our City Council to prepare three recipes provided by our community members, click here Version OptionsRecreationHeadline Dishing with the City - Thanksgiving Challenge.
The City's Virtual Christmas Event
Participants submitted their artwork on what Christmas means to them, for a chance to be entered in a drawing to win a FaceTime call with Santa Claus.
Easter Drive-Thru Event
We have made up 500 “Bunny Bags” for you all to enjoy. They are randomly filled with a number of Easter toys, plastic-filled Easter Eggs, Easter coloring books and crayons, a craft, and some candy.
Please remember it’s a drive-thru event; You must stay in your vehicle.
Children must be present to receive the goodie bags.
All social distancing precautions will be followed.
Here’s a list of virtual field trips:
Youth and Adult Sports
Seasonal youth sports programs are managed by parent board organizations, many of which are directly affiliated with the Chowchilla Athletic Foundation. Adult sports are also offered by member board organizations. Click HERE for more information.
The senior center is open weekday mornings and is a place for area seniors to gather and socialize with current friends and make new ones, as well as take part in drop-in and organized activities. Attendees can also register in advance for a nutritious daily lunch program. Click HERE for more information.
Berenda Reservoir is an equalization reservoir located four miles east of Chowchilla on Avenue 26 that is owned and operated by the Chowchilla Water District to provide surface irrigation water for local farmers. The City of Chowchilla has an agreement with the Chowchilla Water District through which the City may open the reservoir for public use and maintain it during the summer season when water is in the basin. Click HERE for more information.