The new school year is here and with it comes countless new programs and activities for the community to enjoy. Classes such as Turn Up with Sara and Aikido are available year-round to youth and adults, while new classes such as Yoga for Kids, Rebecca Allen Meditation class, Zumba class, Adult Yoga classes and workshops provide diverse options for the community. Sports classes such as Youth Evolution basketball and soccer class, Bonillas Basketball class and our 3 vs. 3 Youth Basketball tournament on Sept. 17 are among many options to keep any child active this fall.  

Beginning on Sept. 6, the Junior Warriors Winter Youth Basketball league begins registration at the community center and on Our popular fall youth volleyball program is registering now.  Open gym basketball and pickleball will also be available as free activities this fall. Our calendar feature on the parks and recreation page of is the perfect place to stay up to date with our programs and activities.  

There’s plenty of activities for seniors as well. Enjoy Bingo, Macho, Arts and Crafts and Walking class are available weekly at the community center. Golden Age club memberships and monthly dinner tickets are available for sale at the community center and Salute to Seniors tickets are also on-sale now. Salute to Seniors is our annual event celebrating seniors in our community and the event will be held on Sept. 29 at the community center.  

Los Banos parks projects also moving forward this fall. On Oct. 6 a community meeting will be held at the community center to discuss the Shaunessy Village Park design. Shaunessy Village is a new subdivision located near De Anza Road and the park will include a small basin space. On Oct. 18, the parks and recreation commission returns with project updates on exciting construction projects such as the addition of pickleball courts at Cresthills Park and the community center overflow parking lot.  

The parks division has been hard at work with small park projects throughout Los Banos. These improvements include striping parking lots in parks, the addition of an ADA pathway at Citrus I park, the addition of solar lights at College Greens Park, Big Page Park, Davis Park, City Park, Catholic Park, Verona Park, and Vineyard Basin B Park. These solar lights will help to provide visibility in the evening, helping to keep the parks safe and secure at night.  

Los Banos Parks and Recreation can be reached at the community center, 645 7th St. or by email at 

Joe Heim

Los Banos Parks & Recreation - Operations Manager