Parks & Recreation


Are dogs permitted on the park?

  • Dogs are not permitted in city parks, with the exception of Glasgow Park, which allows dog's on-leash only.

Can I have a jumper in the park?

  • Department policy does not permit jumpers in any City park.

Do I need a park permit?

  • Park permits are required for all gathering of 15 or more persons.  Permits can be obtained at the Memorial Center.  Fees are established based upon the number of persons in your group.

Do you have a lunch program at the Senior Center?

  • The Senior Center provides lunch at 12 noon: Monday-Friday.  Registration for this program is required.

How can I utilize Dial-A-Ride Services?

  • The Special Transit Program is open to Hawthorne residents age 60 & over. It provides door-to-door transportation within the designated service area.  Regular fare is .50 for a one-way trip.  Fare tokens are sold at the Memorial Center.

How do I contact the Senior Center or Sports Center?

  • The Senior Center can be reached at 310 349-1650.  The operating hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  The Sports Center can be reached at 310 349-1655; their operating hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM; Saturdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

How do I get my City parkway tree trimmed?

  • Parkway tree services are provided by the Maintenance Division of the Public Works Department, to request service call 310 349-1664.

How do I obtain a reduced fee MTA Bus Pass?

  • Reduced fee passes are for Senior Citizens (age 62 & older) and disabled people possessing a valid MTA identification card.  Passes are sold at the Memorial Center from the 25th of the month to the 10th of the following month for $9.00.  Passes are sold to residents only, proof of residency is required.

How do I register for a Recreation Class?

  • Unless otherwise specified, registration is conducted at the first class meeting with the instructor.

What are the requirements to rent the Memorial or Sports Center?

  • Rental of the Memorial or Sports Center is by organizations only.  Requests for rental can be downloaded under the facility rental section of the Recreation Department or obtained at the Memorial Center.  All requests to use the above facilities must be in writing.

When or where does the Parks & Recreation - Fine Arts Commission meet?

  • The Parks & Recreation - Fine Arts Commission meets at City Hall ( City Council Chambers) 1st Tuesday each month @ 6:00 PM.

Privacy Notice


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The City of Hawthorne does not sell data for direct mail or advertising purposes.


The City of Hawthorne uses state-of-the-art technology to scramble personal data and credit card information used to make payments and register for programs on the City of Hawthorne website. This technology makes it impossible to be accessed as it is being transferred across the internet, and prevents it from being intercepted and used by unauthorized individuals.  While Hawthorne uses the most up-to-date technology to protect the users of the website, no security program is fail-proof.  Therefore, visitors using the website and filling out forms do so at their own risk.

Employee access to personally identifiable information is limited to only those employees with a need access personal information in order to perform specific job duties.  City of Hawthorne employees are kept apprised of security and privacy practices in place within the City of Hawthorne. 

Use of Digital Cookies

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Protection of Children

The City of Hawthorne is committed to the protection of children’s online privacy. The collection of information pertaining to children, such as online registration forms for Parks and Recreation programs, is used solely for registration purposes.  Registration forms are intended to be completed by adults only. 

The City of Hawthorne website does not solicit information directly from children.  However, if information is volunteered by children through the website services, this information will be treated in similar manner to information provided by an adult, and may become a public record that is subject to public access.  Parents are advised to discuss privacy concerns with their children, and to supervise their children when they are providing personally identifiable information online.

Links to Other Websites

The Hawthorne website contains links to other sites.  The City of Hawthorne has no control over these external websites, and is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of the external websites. The City of Hawthorne Website Privacy Policy does not apply to any websites other than the City of Hawthorne Website.

Links to external websites are provided as a convenience, and users are encouraged to examine the privacy policies of these websites.  Should you use a link to another website, you will be subject to the privacy policy of that website.