The City of Duarte is home to 16 well-maintained parks recreation facilities, including a full-equipped fitness center, the historic Fish Canyon Trail, a modern recreation center at Royal Oaks Park (built in 2009) and more. A year-round program of recreational activities for people of all ages is provided by the City, Parks and Recreational staff in the parks, the Senior Center and the Teen Center.
The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for youth sports, adult sports, special events, recreation classes, senior, youth and adult excursions, cultural events, senior services and programs, the fitness center, teen services programs, Club Kids Day Care and aquatics. The Parks and Recreation Department is also responsible for maintenance of all city facilities. This includes repairs to buildings and park sites, custodial services, supervision of activities held in city facilities, and overseeing contractual maintenance agreements.