Several parks scattered throughout West Covina are perfect for outdoor parties, barbecues, picnics and events. Football fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball diamonds, picnic shelters, picnic tables and barbecues are available to ensure a day of fun. Cameron Park and Cortez Park are ideal locations for large events like fairs and city celebrations. Cameron Park is the site of West Covina’s annual Fourth of July Celebration. For this event the park is turned into a family-friendly festival with food, games, and entertainment.
Cameron Park Community Center & Gymnasium, which opened in 2004, is a state-of-the-art recreational facility. Since this facility is located next to West Covina High School, teenagers have easy access to after-school programs and first-rate recreation rooms. Cameron Park Community Center is equipped with game rooms, dance rooms, open play basketball, and open play volleyball.
The San Gabriel Valley YMCA services the West Covina area with activities and programs for all ages. The YMCA offers yoga, Pilates, aerobics, and water exercises for adults, as well as martial arts for any age and a community CPR and first aid class. Programs for teens include Youth and Government, Leadership and Volunteerism. Day camps and summer camps for children are very popular because they involve fun activities and special trips.