Department Overview

Mission Statement

The Recreation and Community Services Department serves the community through diverse and innovative programming and partnerships, leading to a healthy community. By providing space to learn and play, space to be safe and secure, and space to create and imagine, the Department meets an important need - the creation of community through people, parks and programs! 

Recreation and Community Services Department-Administration

The Director, with the assistance of a Deputy Director oversee the Supervision of Line Personnel involved in the day-to-day operation of five divisions within the department.  This division is also responsible for Budget Preparation, Grant Preparation, Purchasing, Payroll, Planning and conduction of Citywide Special Events.

Community/Transit Center

The Lynwood Community/Transit Center is located at 11301 Bullis Road in the City of Lynwood. The Center has an 8,000 square foot, air-conditioned collegiate-size gymnasium with open play, as well as a racquetball court. Our skate park has ramps, rails and a bowl for your enjoyment.

The Department Leadership Includes:

Mark Flores, Director of Recreation and Community Services
Telephone (310) 603-0220 x319

Jose Trejo, Deputy Director of Recreation and Community Services
Telephone (310) 603-0220, ext. 319

Natatorium - Rozie Carrillo, Recreation Superintendent II

Telephone (310) 886-0414

The Lynwood Natatorium is located at 3770 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Lynwood, CA 90262 adjacent to the Community/Transit Center and St. Francis Medical Center. First opened in 1953, this heated, indoor, 50-meter, "Olympic size" swim facility offers an enclosed sun deck, separate dressing areas and a one-meter diving stand along with a friendly staff. The Natatorium patio is available to rent for special occasions. For general information please contact us at (310) 603-0220, ext. 350.

Senior Citizen Center 
Telephone: (310) 886-0425

The Senior Citizen Division is under the administration of the Recreation & Community Services Department. The Lynwood Senior Citizen Center is located at 11329 Ernestine Avenue, Lynwood, CA 90262. The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Sports and Leisure - Mark Flores, Director of Recreation and Community Services
Telephone: (310) 886-0426

This division offers Youth and Adult Sports Programs and Tournaments, and a variety of special interest classes, Park Field Maintenance, Liaison to the Lynwood Sports Association, Management and Supervision of the Community/Transit Center located at 11301 Bullis Road.

Registrations on-line

Youth Center / Parks and Playgrounds - Diana Romero, Facility and Program Supervisor

Telephone (310) 886-0453

This division offers Classes, Internet Access, Drop-in Activities, Youth Programs, and Management and Operation of the Youth Center located at 11409 Birch Street.

Recreation activities during the school-year calendar include; boy scouts, girl scouts, holiday themed events, Youth Summer Camp, Staff Support to Citywide Special Events, Summer Meal Program, Trips and Excursions.

Movies in the Park

Outdoor movies in the park on a giant blow-up screen and traditional playground games held Thursday nights at dusk in the months of July and August.