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City of California
California City Hall
500 South Oak St.
California, MO 65018
(573) 796-2500

Parks & Recreation

 City of California

Parks and Recreation

Parks and Rec Title Page

For current program information and registration
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Located on West Stella St., California, MO 65018
(573) 796-8310.
The cost to swim is $1.00, 3 & under Free

Winter Hours
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Lap Swim: Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Summer Hours:
Monday:   1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday:  1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday:    1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

There is no scheduled lap swim in the summer, however a lane is always roped off for lap swimmers during open swim hours.


Swimming Lessons – The City of California Parks and Recreation does offer Swim Lessons in the summer for children ages 3-13 (Preschool-8th grade). Registration will start at the beginning of April with sessions held in June and July.

**Private swim lessons are available upon request:
Six 60-minute individual lessons for $75
Six 60-minute group (2-5) lessons for $50 each 

Private parties are available. Reserve the pool for your next PARTY!!!

$75.00 for up to 24 people
$125.00 for 25 or more

Rental will be for 2 hours


The City of California has four beautiful parks for residents & visitors to enjoy and use.

Proctor Park
has a walking area, disk golf, fishing, tennis courts, sand volleyball, shelters with barbeque pits and rest rooms. There are also several play areas for children.

Railroad Park – Railroad Park is located where the old railroad depot once stood. It provides an open-air shelter and is decorated with period lighting, and native flowers and bushes.


Smith-Burke Park – A three story dwelling that was built over 100 years ago as a Union Pacific Railroad Hotel stood in ruins in the middle of California. It was in total disrepair and unfortunately beyond restoration. California Progress, Inc. purchased the building, razed the structure, and designed, financed, and constructed a new park in its place. The small park covers less than a city block along the north side of Versailles Avenue across from the Wood Place Library and Distance Learning Center, and west from the City Hall building. It is beautifully landscaped with terraced plantings of colorful bushes and flowers, a water sprinkling system, a small gazebo, picnic tables, aggregate sidewalks, period lighting, and benches which offer a pleasing place to sit and take in the view.


City Park– California’s oldest park, is recently improved to include two full basketball courts and tennis courts. It lies along Highway 50 one block east of the junction of Highways 50 and 87.