Recreation & Parks Scholarship Fund

Recreation Scholarships

Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks is offering scholarships to qualifying families to help offset the cost of participating in Recreation programs. The scholarship will cover most of the cost of the program with the actual amounts listed below, while funding is available. One scholarship per child per year is allowed.

 Program Program Cost Scholarship Amount You Pay
Youth SportsVaries$50Varies
Swim Lessons*$25 Spring/Fall
$50 Summer
$25
$25
$12.50 Spring/Fall
$25 Summer
Lifeguard Training $200$160 $40
Tennis Camp$75$60$15
Senior Membership$24$12$12
Winter Camp Wa-Tam$165$100$65

*Swim lesson scholarships can only be used to pay for 50% of the total fee

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Scholarship Program families must live within Santa Rosa City limits and must show proof of receiving at least one of the following:

  • Social Security Supplemental or Disability Income
  • Public assistance through the Sonoma County Human Services Department, i.e., Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Food Stamps
  • Free lunch assistance through the local schools
  • Public assistance through the City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority
  • Medi-Cal Benefits Card

How the Program Works

Submit the application via email to [email protected] (be sure to attach proof of eligibility document). We will then call you to complete the registration, or you may visit us at the community/swim centers listed below. Please be prepared to present your completed application and the current documentation from the agency which administers your assistance (listed above). If you have not already, be prepared to register for the program(s) of your choosing at the time you turn in the application. One scholarship per child, per year is allowed.

Scholarship Applications

Consolidated Applications
English / Spanish

Submitting the Application

Download the scholarship application using the corresponding link(s) above and submit to [email protected] or bring the completed application and proof of eligibility to one of the following locations:

Finley Community Center
2060 West College Avenue
707-543-3737
Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm

Finley Aquatic Center
2060 West College Avenue
707-543-3760
Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4pm

Support the Scholarship Fund

The Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Scholarship Fund provides families in need the opportunity to participate in recreation programs. Funds are raised through the Department’s annual fundraising events, such as the St. Patrick's Day 5K, Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair, Senior Expo, and from individual contributions received from donors throughout the year. A donation to the fund supports life-saving skills development, such as swim lessons, and healthy recreational opportunities for our community. If you would like to provide a donation please click here.