Photo by Erick Chavez

Photo by Erick Chavez

Mark Hardison, Assistant Director

(310) 349-1640  Email


  • Kywanna Bowie, Assistant Recreation Supervisor
  • Brenda Williams, Assistant Recreation Supervisor
  • William Gerten, Park Maintenance Supervisor
  • Raynard Bass, Park Maintenance Crew Leader
  • Diane Brown, Senior Center Specialist
  • Fred Herringshaw, Recreation Specialist

What's New

Bicentennial Park was officially opened on June 17, 2017. The park is located at 13106 Doty in Hawthorne. The park offers a fun new green space for the community to enjoy..

Memorial Park Tot Lot

Effective September 15th changes to MTA’s fair structure and rate increase will take affect.  Hawthorne Seniors are able to re-load monthly MTA passes at a discount please contact 310/349-1650 for further information.  Further information to MTA fare changes can be found at the links below:

Information for the Disabled:

The City of Hawthorne Recreation & Community Services Department intends to comply with the American Disability Act. If you are disabled and need special accommodations to participate in any of the Department's programs, please notify the Department at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of such program and we will attempt to reasonably respond to your needs.

The Recreation & Community Services Department wishes to thank you in advance for your cooperation, should you have any questions, please call the department office 

Informacion en Espanol:
Para informacion en Espanol respecto a cual quier pregrama registrado dentro del folleto favor, deponerse en contacto con el Departamento de Servicios del la Comunidad.

Lunes - Viernes 10:00am - 2:00pm

Senior Citizen Commission

The City of Hawthorne recently established a Senior Citizen Commission.  If you are at least 50 years of age, reside in the City of Hawthorne and are interested in Senior Citizen programs and issues, why not consider serving on our new commission.  Applications are available in the City Clerk's office of City Hall.  Appointments are made by the Mayor and City Council.  Meetings will be held monthly.  For more information please call 310 349-1640.