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Who should I contact to make arrangements to reserve the picnic area?
Please call Darby Park at 310.412.5391, Rogers Park at 310.412.5504 or Vincent Park at 310.412.5370.

Are there athletic or fitness programs for adults
Yes.  The City’s Sports Program offers recreational opportunities for adults interested in tennis, basketball, swimming and softball.  Additionally,racquet ball and weight room facilities are available for use by adult participants.  For more information, contact the Sports Section at (310) 412-5370.

Can I pay cash when registering for a class?
All fees must be paid by check or money order. No cash will be accepted.

How do I register to take a class at an Inglewood park or recreation center?
Registration for all recreation and cultural classes is required in advance and will be accepted prior to the first day of class - by mail and in person. All sessions are offered on a monthly basis unless otherwise noted.

MAIL-IN REGISTRATION
Mail-in registration will be accepted from the first of the month to the 20th of the month for enrollment in classes beginning the following month. NOTE: Mail must be postmarked no later than the 20th. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH.

To register, complete the Registration Form for recreation and cultural classes, include a check or money order made payable to “City of Inglewood” and send to: Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, ATTN: Cultural Section, One Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301

GENERAL REGISTRATION
General registration will be taken at Inglewood City Hall – Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department Office – One Manchester Blvd. (Seventh Floor - Ste. 700) – from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. General registration is taken up until the 20th of each month.

Registration taken via mail-in and at City Hall will be given enrollment and waiting list priority.

ONSITE REGISTRATION
Participants may register the third week of the month, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; at the site the class is being offered.

How do I reserve a meeting room? 
A Facility Reservation Form must be completed by the requestor.  A form may be obtained and reservations made by visiting your local park and recreation center.  The City’s parks and recreation facilities may be reserved for meetings, events, weddings or social functions and private picnics. Because of the popularity of the facilities, requests for reservation are accepted on a first come, first served basis up to three (3) months in advance of the requested date (Example: all February dates are available for reservation effective November 1st or the first working day of November of the preceding year).

How much does it cost to reserve a meeting room or other facility at an Inglewood Park?

Rental fees are established per Inglewood Municipal Code - Chapter 2 – Article 8 - Section 2-271) The following charges shall apply for rental of the City’s parks and recreation facilities:

1. Auditoriums at all Recreation Centers -- for each one-hour period (minimum rental of two hours):
Resident groups -- $20/hr.
Resident groups with events with admission charges -- $40/hr.
Non-Resident groups --$40/hr.
Non-Resident groups with events with admission charges -- $75/hr.

2. Lobbies and patios at all recreation centers -- for each one-hour period (minimum rental of two hours):
Resident groups -- $10/hr.
Non-Resident groups --$20/hr. 

3. Conference rooms at all recreation-centers -- for each one-hour period (available only to resident groups):
Resident groups only -- No fee shall be charged.

4. Picnic areas at all recreation centers (minimum rental of two hours):
Resident groups -- No fee shall be charged.
Non-Resident groups -- $40/hr.
Over one thousand persons -- special Council permit required. 

5. Baseball diamonds and athletic fields:
Resident groups -- No reservation fee will be charged provided that groups meet eligibility requirements listed in Section 2-270.3.
Non-Resident groups -- For a minimum of two hours or until the game is finished, but not to exceed three hours, the fee is $20.00/hr.

6. Inglewood Playhouse at Vincent Park
Resident groups:
i. Performances -- $25/hour (four hour minimum, first day; per hour each additional day).
ii. Rehearsal -- $15/hour.
iii. Clean-up fee -- $25 per performance.
iv. Damage deposit -- $250 (refundable).
Additional costs may also be required for lighting and sound technicians; staffing costs for the Playhouse Manager are separate and are based on actual staffing costs and time.

Non-resident groups:
i. Performances -- $50/hour (four hour minimum, first day; per hour each additional day).
ii. Rehearsal -- $15/hour.
iii. Clean-up fee -- $25 per performance.
iv. Damage deposit -- $250 (refundable).
Additional costs may also be required for lighting and sound technicians; staffing costs for the Playhouse Manager are separate and are based on actual staffing costs and time.

Tell me about athletic or fitness programs for children
The City’s Sports Program offers recreational opportunities for children interested in tennis, golf, amateur boxing, basketball, baseball, swimming, flag football, and soccer.  Most sports are seasonal; tennis, boxing and soccer are offered year round.  For more information, contact the Sports Section at (310) 412-5370.

Tell me about recreation programs for children
The Recreation Division provides a variety of opportunities for children to participate enjoyable recreation and cultural programs and activities, inlcuding early childhood development classes, after-school recreation, sports, and more.  Click the link for more information - http://www.cityofinglewood.org/depts/rec/parks_n_recreation/programs_n_activities/programs_for_children.asp. 

What are some Code Enforcement Violations?
Some examples of Code Enforcement violations are: open vacant buildings, overgrown grass, weeds and debris, discarded furniture and appliances, inoperable/abandoned vehicles, garage conversions, auto repairs, garage sales, animal regulations and trash containers stored in front yards.

What happens if a class is cancelled?

A full refund will be given for all cancelled classes. All other requests for refund must be made in writing and received prior to the second-class meeting. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing.

When does the Parks and Recreation Commission meet?
The Parks and Recreation Commission meets on the First Thursday of every Month at 6 P.M. at City Hall in Council Chambers located on the 9th Floor. Meetings are occasionally scheduled at various recreation facilities throughout the City in place of the meeting at City Hall, and begin at 7:00 P.M. Contact the Parks, Recreation and Community Services  Department at (310) 412-8750 for the exact location of the monthly meeting.

Where do I go to obtain tree root destroyer?
Root destroyer can be obtained by visiting the Pulic Works Department at Inglewood City Hall, 3rd floor, Ste. 300.

Who do I contact to have my tree trimmed?
Persons interested in having their tree trimmed must first contact the Tree Maintenance Section by phone (310) 412-8750 or by visiting the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at Inglewood City Hall, 5th floor, Ste. 500, and make a tree trimming request. 

How often are trees trimmed?
In most cases, there is a three year turn-around.  However, depending on species of the tree or if the tree is in a high profile area such as downtown or high traffic areas, trees will be trimmed annually or bi-annually.  For example, trees in the downtown area  (La Brea Avenue, Manchester Boulevard, Market Street) are trimmed annually for the holidays.

What is the Tree Master Plan?
The Tree Master Plan is an inventory of all City trees on center medians and parkways.  The Tree Master Plan is used as a reference guide recommending removal of diseased or declining trees or when replacing a tree.  It recommends three species of trees for replacement.

What does root pruning mean?
Root pruning is cutting roots that run along the sidewalk or curb line that may cause damage to the sidewalk or curb.

When a tree is removed, what happens next?
Once a tree is removed, the stump is scheduled for removal within the next two days.  Replanting of a new tree follows within the next two weeks.

Do I have choices on what type of tree is to be planted?
Yes.  The Tree Master Plan recommends three species for each location.  You must select from the three.

How many parks are there in Inglewood?
There are ten parks:  Ashwood, Center, Circle, Darby, Grevillea, Queen, North, Rogers, Siminski, Vincent.

Are unleashed dogs allowed at parks?
No.   The Inglewood Municipal Code requires all dogs to be on a cord or chain not more than six feet long.  Section 5-64.  There are signs throughout the Inglewood parks that point out dogs must be leashed.

Where can I find a list of events planned at parks?
For information on special events and activities, please call the  Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department Main Office at 310.412.8750  or Cultural Office at (310) 412-8700.  Special events and activities scheduled at various Inglewood parks are listed on the City of Inglewood website at www.cityofinglewood.org.

Why is there an odor while the sprinklers are on?
The City of Inglewood uses reclaimed water to irrigate the green spaces.

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