The Recreation Division plans, promotes and supervises a well-rounded selection of sports programs and recreational activities for all ages which include leagues, special interest classes, specific sports clinics, aquatics, and special events. For more information on a specific program, please refer to the programs and activities link.

Veterans Park Pavilion and the Atwater Youth Center

Located at the corner of Bellevue Road and Buhach Road Veterans Park is home of the Veterans Park Pavilion and the Atwater Youth Center.

The City of Atwater is pleased to offer the Veterans Park Pavilion for rental for both private and public events.

Veterans Pavilion Rental Packet

Kory Billings
Community Services Department
760 East Bellevue Road
Atwater, CA 95301
(209) 357-6320

Community Center

The Community Center shall be available for reservation by users on a first come, first served basis. The Community Center shall be considered reserved only upon payment of $300.00 deposit. Deposit is refundable after the event.

For additional information please give us a call.

Kory Billings
Community Services Department
760 East Bellevue Road
Atwater, CA 95301
(209) 357-6320

Bloss Grounds

The Bloss Grounds is available for rent for those special occasions, including weddings and anniversaries.

In addition, the Bloss Grounds make a very inviting and attractive location for wedding party photographs. This can be done on a first come first serve basis, but please call 658-4766 ahead of time to make sure that you can get in and that there are no conflicting events during the time that you would want to have your wedding photographs taken. By doing so, you will prevent a conflict where your party may be asked to leave and find another location.

For additional information regarding this facility, please call (209) 658-4766

Atwater Skate Park

The City of Atwater would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers that donated their time and professional services to the skate park project. Your efforts have made this a successful one.

For additional information please feel free to email us at or contact the Atwater Community Services Department at (209) 357-6320.

Atwater Skate Park Rules

The Recreation Division is responsible for coordinating and supervising quality recreational programs, activities and events for adults and children. We offer a variety of athletic programs for participants of all ability levels, from the competitive, to the group of co-workers looking to spend some quality time together away from the work environment. Our youth programs are designed to create a safe and positive environment for everyone involved.

Youth Activities

2021 Summer Drop-In Program

Click here to view more information on the Summer 2021 Drop-In Program

A non-competitive league designed for children ages 4 to 6 years old. This program is designed to teach the game of soccer to young individuals and to encourage teamwork and good sportsmanship. All practices and games will be played at the Atwater Community Center.

Ages: 4 to 6 year old (must be 4 years old when program starts and cannot be 7 before program ends)
Registration Begins: April
Registration Ends: When Full (40 participants)
League Begins: Mid May (practices) Mid June (games)

Children can participate in many forms of recreational activities under the supervision of qualified Recreational Leaders. The Drop-In Program is held at the Youth Center at Castle Park, Monday thru Friday.

Ages: 6 to 12 years.
Registration Begins: May
Registration Ends: When full (Maximum 150 participants)
Program Dates: 7 weeks starting in June

Designed for participants who want to play football at a less physically demanding level than that of tackle football. Games will be played weeknights at Memorial Ball Park. The flag football league is open to boys and girls who are currently enrolled in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grades (lower division) and 5th and 6th grades (upper division). Practices are scheduled to begin in mid-September with league games being played from mid-October to late November. Most practices and all league games will take place on weekday evenings at Memorial Ballpark.

Registration Begins: August
Registration Ends: When full (Maximum 120 participants)
League Begins: Early October (7 Weeks)

This program is designed for boys & girls in grades 4th through 9th. The league is divided into upper and lower divisions based on grade level. Volunteer coaches teach the fundamentals and guide the participants through a fun and exciting season.

Registration Begins: October
Registration Ends: When full (Maximum 120 participants)
League Begins: Mid-November

This program provides an opportunity for children Kindergarten through High School to participate in a basketball league. The leagues in this program are divided by grade and gender to maintain the highest level of competitiveness and enjoyment. The program is divided into 7 divisions. Game days may vary for each division.

Registration Begins: November
Registration Ends: When full
League Begins: Mid-January for 9 weeks

Adult Activities

This league has three levels of play – Upper, Middle and Lower Divisions. Games will be played on Monday and Wednesday nights at the Atwater Community Center. A maximum of 16 teams will be accepted in this league. Rosters are limited to 12 players. All players must be at least 18 years of age.

Registration Begins: Early January
Registration Ends: Late January
League Begins: Mid-February (8 – 11 weeks)

Registration Begins: Early May
Registration Ends: Late May
League Begins: Mid-June (8 – 11 weeks)

Different levels of play for both men and women, ranging from the serious to the not so serious softball player. Rosters are limited to 18 players. All games will be played on weeknights on Osborn and Miyake Fields.

Registration Begins: Early March
Registration Ends: Late March
League Begins: Mid to late April (7-10 weeks)

Registration Begins: Early May
Registration Ends: Late May
League Begins: Mid to June (7 – 10 weeks)

Registration Begins: Late July
Registration Ends: Mid – Late August
League Begins: Early to Mid-September (7 – 10 weeks)

Play tennis year round on two lighted and recently resurfaced tennis courts. To obtain access to these two nicely maintained courts, a key must be purchased from the Recreation Department. New keys are available for purchase on March 1st of each year.

The City of Atwater does not sponsor the following youth organizations. Any questions regarding these programs please refer to their Facebook pages.

Atwater Little League

Atwater Youth Baseball, Softball & Teeball

Atwater Youth Football

Thunder Youth Football

Atwater Youth Soccer

Atwater Youth Cheer

Atwater Swim Team “Stingrays”

Junior Giants Program

This great and non-competitive summer baseball program is open to Boys & Girls 5 – 13 years old. The season will start in June and end in early August. There will be 3 divisions, T-Ball, Minors and Majors. The Jr. Giants Foundation along with Bank of America are the sponsors of this program. The program teaches baseball and character development. All players receive a baseball hat and jersey. This is a free program.

For additional information, please call (209) 628-5617

Merced County Senior Services offer the following programs throughout the County. For information on any of the following programs, please call (209) 385-7550

Adult Protective Services (209) 385-7371 and after hours, weekends and holidays (209) 722-9915.

Alzheimer’s Day Care Resource Center (209) 388-9176

Brown Bag (209) 723-4565

Hicap (209) 385-7550

Meals on Wheels (209) 358-0681

Mature Driver’s Class (209) 381-6540

Information and Assistance (209) 385-7550

In-Home Supportive Services (209) 385-3105

Legal Assistance (209) 385-7376

Linkages (209) 385-4550

Ombudsman (209) 385-7402

Public Guardian/Conservator (209) 385-3105

Respite Program (209) 725-3527

Transportation (800) 345-3111

Senior Companion Program (559) 498-6377

Senior Employment (209) 385-2026 ext. 2026

Atwater Senior Social Club

The Atwater Senior Social Club meets every Tuesday at the Atwater Community Center. Each week, the club members eat lunch and play bingo from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Legal Services

Legal assistance is available to senior citizens through Merced County’s Area Agency on Aging. These services are available by appointment only.

For an appointment, please call (209) 385-7376.

Atwater Chapter of the AARP

The Atwater Chapter of the AARP meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Atwater Community Center.

For more information, call (209) 357-7391 or (209) 358-6293

Mature Driver’s Class

Be a safer driver. This course covers safer driving techniques for older adults.
Students who are age 50 and older may be eligible for an auto insurance discount with certificate of completion. Please check with your auto insurance for more information.
Classes are held once a month at the Atwater Community Center located at 760 E. Bellevue Road, Atwater, CA 95301.
If you are interested in taking this class, you must pre-register by calling (209) 381-6540.
There is a $2.00 state certficate fee.

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