The Recreation Department supports the Vision and Mission of the City by meeting the recreational needs and desires of the residents of Gonzales by developing, implementing, and maintaining quality programs, services, and facilities which are cost-effective, creative, and responsive to resident input.


Youth Sports - Soccer, Flag Football, Basketball, Girl's Softball, Mini Tball 

Youth Programing - Summer Day Camp, School Year Day Camps, After School Programing, Summer Programming, Infant & Toddler Parent Child Playgroups, Friends, Fmaily & Neighbors Caregiver Playgroups

Adult Sports - Co-ed Softball, Co-ed Basketball, Co-ed Flag Football, Co-ed Volleyball

Senior Programs - Coming in 2021! (Program delayed due to Covid-19 Restrictions) 

Aquatics - Summer Aquatic programing from May to September

Youth Theatre - Theatre Summer Camp & Collaboration with the Gonzales Unified School District Visual and Performing Arts Program


  • Develop family programming with an emphasis on health and fitness
  • Provide a wide range of recreational activities to citizens of all ages
  • Work to increase and diversify the participants in all programs
  • Work to find additional funding sources and grants for recreation
  • Increase collaboration and partnerships with the various community groups to enhance programming
  • Partner with other non-profits to enhance or supplant programs to reduce, and/or control costs

City of Gonzales Special Events

The City of Gonzales special seasonal events and activities for residents of all ages. For more information on the City of Gonzales programs contact the Coordinator, Sara Papineau-Brandt at (831) 675-5000.

Special Event Application

Special events applications are required for large events that use public space or facilities for events. Applications are required to be completed 30 days prior to the event. A City coordinator will contact the applicant when the application has been fully reviewed. Conditions of approval will be coordinated with the applicant. Many City run special events have opportunities for non-profit organizations to sell items.  

Relay for Life Information

The Relay for Life is a 24-hour walking relay to raise money to Fight Back against Cancer.  During the Relay, teams keep a member of their team on the track for the full 24 hours.  The Relay begins by honoring Cancer Survivors with the Survivor Lap, followed by the Care Giver Lap.  Later in the evening (10 pm) the track is lit with 7,000 luminaries honoring survivors and remembering those who have lost their battle and on Sunday morning we will have a Fight Back ceremony.

City of Gonzales Relay Team: Avengers of Hope
Team Captain: Sara Papineau-Brandt

Events Sponsored by Other Gonzales Agencies

Fourth of July

This event is sponsored by the Gonzales Rotary Club.

Cinco de Mayo

This event needs a sponsor. Interested groups, please contact City Manager, Rene Mendez.

Día Del Niño

This event is sponsored by Grupos Unidos de Gonzales.

Downloadable Documents:


Recreation Dept Virtual Playground
City of Gonzales Recreation Department says COME (VIRTUALLY) PLAY WITH US! Dates: Monday-Friday (While school is out) starting March 18, 2020 To…
SHREK the Musical
Fun for EVERYONE! Come see SHREK The Musical! March 6, 7, 8, 14, and 15 @ 6:30pm March 14 @ 2pm Gonzales High School Choral Room Adults $10,…

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How do I's

There are rules in place for pool attire. Please see the documents below to explain what is ok to wear and what you should avoid. 
You can go to Team Sideline to find information and the forms to register for youth sports. 

Recreation Sports

Find information about how to register for youth, and adult sports on the Team Sideline website. You will also be able to sign up to receive Text Message updates and the Recreation Newsletter.