df Harold E. Hofmann Community Center
14700 Burin Avenue - (310) 973-3270
Lawndale, CA 90260
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7 am to 8 pm; Friday, 7 am to 4 pm;
Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. Closed on Sundays & City observed holidays.

City of Lawndale Community Services Department
The Community Services Department provides a variety of programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the community. Some of the department's current programs and events are:

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The mission of the Community Services Department is to provide quality programs to meet the diverse needs of the community while advocating a positive environment, the development of character, and physical and mental wellness and, thus, to improve the quality of life in Lawndale. The department's services allow community members to participate in recreational and social activities and receive a variety of human services in a safe and friendly environment.

The Community Services Department promotes a sense of community by planning, organizing and coordinating services, programs, classes and events for families and individuals of all ages.

The parks and recreation division oversees the day-to-day operations of six parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities in the city and works closely with locally-based, private youth sports organizations to provide organizations such as Lawndale Youth Football and Lawndale Little League field space for practices and games. City sponsored recreation programs include:

  • Team and individual activities: youth basketball, youth soccer, tap and ballet, and karate for children, teens and adults
  • Programs for young children: drawing, pee wee sports
  • Programs for teens and adults: zumba and fitness

Comprehensive senior programs, which have always been a big part of Lawndale’s programming, include many service and assistance programs such as:

  • USDA food assistance program
  • Daily lunch program and meals on wheels
  • Case management services
  • Senior transportation
  • Small bus excursions
  • Monthly special events
  • Fitness and exercise classes

Community events which bring families and individuals together several times per year continue to be a significant aspect of Lawndale living. Annual events include the Youth Day Parade, Youth in Government Day, Volunteer/Sponsorship Recognition Dinner, Health and Safety Fiesta featuring the Pet Fair, Halloween Haunt and Angel Tree Lighting.

The department also oversees the city’s "Lawndale Beat" transportation system and crossing guard services for the Lawndale Elementary School District, and produces the city’s quarterly newsletter, The Lawndalian, which is mailed to all Lawndale residents.

Community Services Staff
Mike Estes, Director of Community Services - (310) 973-3272, mestes@lawndalecity.org
Deneane Ratchford, Administrative Assistant II - (310) 973-3288/3270, dratchford@lawndalecity.org
Reshonda Everage, Transit Operator - (310) 973-3287, reverage@lawndalecity.org

Claudia Medina-Lopez, Senior Nutrition Specialist - (310) 973-3284, cmedina@lawndalecity.org
Eric Yoshinaga, Part-time Transit Operator – (310) 973-3284, eyoshinaga@lawndalecity.org

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