Community Services


Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)




Senior Center Meal Programs and 8 To Go will continue to operate. 

Customer Service Lines at ECCL, ECDC, and the Senior Center will continue to be staffed by alternate numbers.

The City Of Emeryville Takes Additional Action To Slow The Spread 

Of COVID-19 And Protect Our Community

The City of Emeryville is unwavering in our support of public health and ensuring the safety of our community is our top priority. The California Department of Public Health has issued recommendations to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community. Health officials encourage social distancing and advise that vulnerable populations, such as older adults and people with existing health conditions, avoid large gatherings. Persons at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 should stay home and away from crowded social spaces as much as possible. These recommendations will impact our facilities and programs.

The City’s Community Services Department (CSD) is taking additional precautions now to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Emeryville Child Development Center Is Closed, Effective March 16th

Effective Monday March 16th, the Emeryville Child Development Center (ECDC) will be closed through Sunday May 31st. All enrolled students will receive a pro-rated credit for days missed. We realize the challenge in providing childcare during this time and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. However, the City of Emeryville is committed to taking these measures in efforts to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the health and wellness of our community is our top priority. For customer service, please call 510-596-4367.

All Programs at The Emeryville Center of Community Life are closed, Effective March 14th

Effective Friday March 14th through through Sunday May 31st, 2020, the Emeryville Center of Community Life will be closed. All programs and classes will be cancelled including all Aquatics Programs, The After School Program, the gym and fitness center, all facility rentals, and all other organized programs. The field and playground will be closed to the public during the shutdown period. The Building B front desk will continue to be staffed for customer service from Monday – Friday 9am-6pm. For any ECCL customer service, please call 510-596-3779.

The City of Emeryville Senior Center Is Closed, Effective March 13th

Effective Friday March 13th, 2020, the Emeryville Senior Center will be closed through through Sunday May 31st. All programs and classes will be cancelled except meal programs and 8 To Go. All field trips are cancelled through the end of April. For customer service info, please call 510-209-1028.

Information on Senior Center Meal Programs and 8 To Go:

  • Emeryville Senior Center Meals on Wheels: Existing clients will continue to be served. Emeryville residents in need of meals should call 510-209-1028
  • Emeryville Senior Center Congregate Meals will be available to local registered members. Oakland Residents should call 510-582-1263 for Meals On Wheels. Berkeley Residents should call 510-981-5250.
  • The 8 To Go Paratransit Shuttle will continue to operate and will serve one client at a time

Spring Carnival and Community Expo on April 11th Cancelled

Based on Public Health Department guidance that large public gatherings should be cancelled or postponed, we are unfortunately cancelling the Annual Spring Carnival and Community Expo that was scheduled for April 11th.

Information on City Parks

City Parks will remain open to the public but all playgrounds will be closed. The ECCL will be closed to the public during the shutdown period. We ask anyone who chooses to use a park to please practice social distancing of at least six feet.

Additional Information

The City of Emeryville may take additional action to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community as additional information becomes available. Please check back for updates and notices.

Extra cleaning of shared surfaces is being performed and hand sanitizer is available at facilities wherever possible. Posters explaining proper hygiene and other healthy measures recommended by health officials are posted at City facilities. Staff is regularly washing their hands and encouraging the same of everyone around them.

The City is encouraging employees who feel unwell to stay home. Everyday actions help slow the spread and protect everyone. We all have a responsibility to protect our entire community. Here are simple actions we all need to make part of our routine:

  • Wash hands with soap and water (while singing happy birthday twice and washing for 20 seconds).
  • Cover your cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Follow guidance from public health officials.
  • Call your health care provider first before seeking medical care.
  • Stay away from work, school, or other people if you become sick.

The City takes its direction on health issues from the Alameda County Department of Public Health, who is posting regular updates at There is a lot of good information on prevention and protection on the CDC’s website at

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The Community Services Department of Emeryville brings you a large variety of pre-k, youth, teen, adult, and senior programming, community special events, sports, and more. View the activity guide for more information on what we offer today!

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Mission of the Community Services Department:
"We create community through people, parks, and programs."

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