City of cerritos recreation services program highlights

Following is a listing of certain upcoming Recreation Services Division programs and activities. Many of the activities require advance registration and participation numbers are limited. Cerritos residents receive priority in registration. To find out about registration dates and procedures, please call the Recreation Services Division Office at (562) 916-1254.

Join us for the Family Entertainment Showcase and enjoy family-oriented fun throughout the summer. These events provide an ideal opportunity for families to build ties of affection, support, teamwork and common interests. All activities are free, including movies, children’s entertainment and a variety of concerts. For the enjoyment of all and pursuant to the Cerritos Municipal Ordinance 9.48.030(p), dogs, cats or pets are not allowed in the park during special events and concerts.


In addition, pursuant to the Cerritos Municipal Ordinance 9.49.020, smoking is prohibited within the boundaries of all City of Cerritos public park facilities. For additional information, please call the Recreation Services Division at (562) 916-1254.

Enjoy popular family and animated classics under the stars in the Liberty Park Amphitheater. Each Monday evening, a different film will be shown. Early arrival is suggested. The amphitheater gates will open at 7 p.m. No chairs of any kind are allowed inside the amphitheater; please bring a blanket for seating. Snacks will be available for a nominal fee.

Spend quality time together as a family and a neighborhood. As part of the ongoing Family Enrichment Program, Tuesday nights are devoted to family bonding. Families can enjoy entertainment, programs or activities at four neighborhood parks. Each program will last approximately 45 minutes and will have a pre-show craft, game, or activity from 6 to 6:20 p.m. Please arrive early and bring a blanket for seating and a picnic dinner. Snacks will be available for a nominal fee. Please note that there are no restroom facilities at Friendship Park and Sunshine Park.

There’s fun for the entire family in the Liberty Park Amphitheater with free entertainment and activities. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the performance. Early arrival is suggested. The amphitheater gates will open at 6 p.m. No chairs of any kind are allowed inside the amphitheater; please bring a blanket for seating. All shows are approximately 45 minutes in length and will have a pre-show craft or activity. Snacks will be available for a nominal fee.

Bring the whole family and enjoy a wagon ride tour of a working farm on Saturday, September 29. Enjoy a petting zoo, an elaborate corn maze and a chance to view acres of vegetable fields. Visitors will also have a chance to pick their own pumpkin off the vine, under 20 pounds, in the Hello Kitty-themed Pumpkin Patch. Everyone must be able to carry their own pumpkin when exiting the pumpkin patch. Tanaka Farms recommends wearing comfortable, closed-toed shoes that can get dirty. No strollers are allowed; and all visitors must be able to walk through the farm on their own. Ages 3 and over are welcome, but children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult. The bus will leave Heritage Park promptly at 9:45 a.m. and return at approximately 3:30 p.m. Waiver required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time to complete required paperwork. The cost is $30 for Cerritos residents and $45 for non-residents. Registration for this excursion is non-transferable. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN UNLESS THE TRIP IS CANCELLED BY THE CITY.