Community-based Recreation

~ Youth Empowerment ~ Supportive Services ~ Culturally Sensitive Approaches ~
The City of Gilroy Recreation Department and the South County Youth Task Force (SCYTF) are committed to engaging disconnected youth and their families to social, recreational and educational programs to support and enhance their quality of life. The City of Gilroy partners with reputable organizations like Community Solutions and The Youth Alliance to offer free evening pro-social activities. Programs such as Late Night Gym and special internships are offered to provide targeted youth with positive alternatives and a safe environment.  
Funding is provided through the City of Gilroy, the South County REACH and One Neighborhood Empowered (ONE) Projects, which are funded in part by the Board of State and Community Corrections' California Gang Reduction Intervention and Prevention Program. The City of Gilroy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or familial status in the administration of its programs or activities. The hearing impaired can reach us through the California Relay System at 7-1-1 or 800-735-2929.

For further information, view the Champions for Empowering Our Youth Description and the South County Youth Task Force, the South County REACH and ONE Projects.
Non-Traditional Pro-Social Recreation Programs (FREE)

Community Classes at San Ysidro Community Center
Based on community input and interest, the City of Gilroy has developed and started to provide more programs and classes at San Ysidro Park. These classes/programs are free of cost and no advanced registration is required. Some of these programs are made possible by the Neighborhood Safety/Services unit. Registration will be required during the first visit. The following classes/programs are open to everyone in the community:

Every Monday
Every Tuesday
Every Wednesday
Every Thursday
 Every Friday
 Every Saturday
Ages 12+
Ages 12+
Aztec Dancing
Ages 5+
(last two Wednesdays
of every month)
Ages 18+
Ages 12+
Grades 7-12
Guitar Lessons
Ages 7+
Sewing Class
Ages 12+
Youth Soccer*

Ages 5-12
Ages 15+
*Location: Cesar E. Chavez Gym, 277 I.O.O.F. Ave, Gilroy

San Ysidro Community Center is located at 7700 Murray Avenue. Hours of operation are year-round. No classes are offered on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Positive Calles (Streets) Late Night Gym

Organized recreational activites, interactive games, fun field trips, homework assistance, community resources linkage and referrals, agency contacts and case management, accessible trained staff to problem solve and much more!
  • Every Tuesday, 5:30 to 8:30pm at Wheeler Community Center, 250 W. Sixth Street. View the Tuesday Late Night Gym flyer for further information.
  • Late Night Gym is closed the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.
Program Supervisor
For questions pertaining to the South County Youth Task Force (SCYTF), classes and activities held at San Ysidro Park and Positive Calles (Streets) Late Night Gym Program, contact Community Coordinator Sandra Cruz by email or by phone at 408-500-5034.