Recreation/Community Outreach

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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:
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.

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.

Christmas Drawing winner - Kaidence

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.  

Community Events

Events are presented throughout the year by the City, other agencies, community organizations, service clubs, as well as youth and adult sports groups. Click HERE for more information and "LIKE" the City’s Facebook page to learn about many more activities as they are announced.

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.

City Parks

Chowchilla parks are the hub for many adults and youth sports activities as well as general play and picnicking. Click HERE for more information.

Senior Center

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

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.