Community-Based Recreation

Young girls dressed as folklorico dancers at a special event at San Ysidro Park.The City of Gilroy Recreation Division 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 other local partners to offer free evening pro-social activities. Programs such as Positive Calles Late Night Gym and special internships are offered to provide targeted youth with positive alternatives and a safe environment. These free, non-traditional recreation programs focus on youth empowerment, supportive services, and culturally sensitive approaches.

Funding is provided through the City of Gilroy, the South County THRIVES Project, which is funded in part by the Board of State and Community Corrections’ California Gang Reduction Intervention and Prevention Program and the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office. 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.

Late Night Gym (ages 13-19)

Come to a safe space to play sports, work out and enjoy other fun games, activities, music! A variety of community resources and workshops will be made available each month. Late Night Gym is on Thursday nights at Wheeler Gym from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Late Night Gym is offered in partnership with the South County Youth Task Force, Empowering Our Community For Success, City of Gilroy Recreation, and the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.

For further information, please email Sandra Cruz or call Sandra at (408) 500-5034.

Community Classes at San Ysidro Park and Cesar Chavez Gym

Based on community input and interest, the City of Gilroy has developed and is providing 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. 

San Ysidro Community Center is located at 7700 Murray Avenue. Classes/programs are open to everyone in the community. Hours of operation are year-round. Classes are not offered on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Cesar Chavez Gym is located at 227 IOOF Ave. Current class offerings include Danza Azteca on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00pm, Open Gym Soccer on Fridays from 6:00-7:30pm and Volleyball on Saturdays from 6:00-8:00pm. These classes are free. Click here for the monthly calendar.

Program Supervisor

For questions pertaining to the any of these Community-based Recreation programs and classes, email Community Coordinator Monica Gonzalez or call (408) 846-0345.