Neighborhood Services

Recreation & Parks Neighborhood Services Division provides innovative youth development programming that serves at-risk, low-income and homeless youth and families throughout Santa Rosa. The programs provide "safe haven" sites where young people can enjoy recreational, social, and athletic activities without fear of gangs, drugs, and other negative influences that occur in their neighborhoods. In partnership with other community agencies, Neighborhood Services also assists families living in priority neighborhoods improve their quality of life by connecting them to other beneficial programs and services, helping to build a stronger community. Neighborhood Services programs are provided in conjunction with the Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership.

Become a Neighborhood Services Member

Neighborhood Services has a FREE membership program, which is used to qualify families to participate in low-cost sports, recreation, and afterschool programs. A free three-year membership is required to participate in all Neighborhood Services programs. To become a member, you must live within Santa Rosa and provide verification of one of the following:

  1. Social Security Supplemental or Disability Income
  2. Public assistance through Sonoma County Human Services Department (ie: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families [TANF], food stamps/CalFresh)
  3. Housing Assistance Program
  4. MediCal Benefits
  5. Children in foster care and children and families experiencing homelessness
  6. Residents of Neighborhood Services' priority areas as identified through the Violence Prevention Partnership's Community Safety Scorecard. The areas are roughly defined as: West Steele, West 9th, South Park, Corby/Hearn, and
    Roseland. Use the address look-up tool to check whether you live within a priority area: ADDRESS LOOK-UP TOOL

For additional qualifying factors or for more information, please call 707-543-4501 or e-mail [email protected].

To Join

Provide your membership form and eligibility documentation in person at either Steele Lane Community Center (415 Steele Lane) or Finley Community Center (2060 W. College Avenue) Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Contact us today at [email protected] or 707-543-4501 if you have membership questions.

Register for an Activity

To view current available Neighborhood Services programs, and to register, visit our online registration portal here.


Neighborhood Services
[email protected]


Neighborhood Services programs are made possible through funding support from Measure O sales tax and Change for Kids.