Community Services

The Community Services Department is dedicated to providing an award winning complement of recreational and cultural programs, community and human services and special events activities aimed at enhancing the high quality of life for our youth, teens, adults, seniors and special needs population - We create community through people, parks and programs.


The Community Services Sports Division oversees sports parks, tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts and roller hockey rinks throughout the City of Temecula along with multiple school sites through a joint use agreement with the Temecula Valley Unified School District. 

Citywide Events

The City of Temecula Community Services Department host many annual events throughout the City every year. From "Southern California's Premier Car Show" the Temecula Rod Run to everyone's favorite Santa's Electric Light Parade, there is much to enjoy about living in Temecula.

Community Services

Looking to sign up for a class or rent one of our many facilities? Look no further than one of the links below. We offer a variety of classes whether its Karate or a Summer Camp, you and your family will always have something to do all year round.

Community Theater

Opened on October 4, 2005, the Old Town Temecula Community Theater is a contemporary state-of-the-art proscenium theater in the heart of Old Town Temecula.  The 354-seat theater complex includes the Historic Landmark Mercantile Building (The Merc)  which houses the Ticket Office, The Gallery at The Merc, and the Club at The Merc (48-70 seat cabaret-style performance space).

Cultural Arts

The City of Temecula Arts Culture & Entertainment TEAM (Temecula Entertainment, Art, and Museums)

works to support the arts through museums, various events, programs, and by displaying art at City facilities and parks.


The City of Temecula, Community Services Department is proud to provide high quality museum experiences for residents and visitors at two unique facilities.  The Temecula Valley Museum, in Sam Hicks Monument Park adjacent to Old Town Temecula, offers the community history, culture and art through exhibits, lectures, workshops and events.  Pennypickle’s Workshop, Temecula Children’s Museum, in the heart of Old Town Temecula, seeks to inspire young minds to the fascinating world of science through interactive exhibits, a unique and eclectic space, and entertaining science demonstrations.

Human Services

The focal point for senior services in the City is the Mary Phillips Senior Center located in Old Town, which offers an array of programs and services important to the quality of life in our community. The Center is a multipurpose facility where seniors can enjoy companionship and a wide range of social, recreation, wellness, and educational programs.

The City of Temecula is committed to supporting teens through quality programs and services that link them to resources, connect them with learning opportunities, provide coaching, mentoring and create new opportunities for personal growth. These unique activities are tailored to put teens on the path to success all while addressing the challenges teens face today. Education, Enrichment, Employment and Recreation.

The City of Temecula has taken the lead on crafting a comprehensive approach to mitigating the problem of regional homelessness in a way that respects the inherent worth and dignity of every person.  The “Responsible Compassion” program is consistent with the City’s Quality of Life Master Plan Core Value of Accountable and Responsive City Government and an effective approach to countering the causes and consequences of homelessness within our community.  

With a focus on providing comprehensive “human services” to the community, the City dedicates a full-time Homeless Outreach Liaison, who works to coordinate both local and regional resources as administrator of the Responsible Compassion program.