Community Services


Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)




Due to poor air quality, the pool may close at any time. In general, we will close the pool any time the AQI rises to 150 or above according to conditions reported on However, staff reserve the right to close the pool at any time based on rapidly changing local conditions.  

We are pleased to announce that the Emeryville Pool will be open for Lap Swim beginning September 8th. All aquatics information can be found on this page 

We hope to add additional programming in the future as staff availability and pool capacity allows.

For the latest information, please add yourself to the Aquatics Programming email list here: If you have any questions, please email Brad Helfenberger at or call 510-596-3779.

ALL IN-PERSON PROGRAMS AND FACILITY RENTALS WILL BE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE including ECCL, Senior Center, and Bridgecourt with the following exceptions:. 

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. Many Senior Programs are available remotely. For more information, please view the Senior Center newsletter at

The Youth Services Division is operating a Summer Camp program called Camp SAFE. For more information, please visit

The Community Services reception desk at 4727 San Pablo Avenue, Building B is open M-F from 9am-5pm by appointment only. If you need an appointment, please call 510-596-4395.

ECDC is open and operating during normal business hours for existing clients only. However, there is a waitlist available. Please call 510-596-4343 for more information.

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.

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

Effective Friday March 14th, the Emeryville Center of Community Life will be closed. Camp SAFE is operating for children ages 5-12. For information on Camp SAFE, please visit All other 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-5pm. For any ECCL customer service, please call 510-596-4395. 

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

Effective Friday March 13th, 2020, the Emeryville Senior Center will be closed until further notice. All in-person programs and classes will be cancelled except meals on wheels, the Mercy Brown Bag program (for delivery only) and 8 To Go. All field trips are cancelled until further notice. Many programs are now available remotely. For more information, please visit customer service info, please call 510-596-3730.

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

All City-Wide Special Events are Cancelled until Further Notice

Based on Public Health Department guidance that large public gatherings should be cancelled or postponed, we are unfortunately cancelling all City-Wide special events until further notice.

Information on City Parks

City Parks will remain open to the public but all playgrounds and sports courts 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. Picnic rentals are currently unavailable. 

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.
  • Adults and children ages 12 and older must wear a mask when in a public indoor space at all times. Masks must be worn outdoors when a minimum distance of 30 feet cannot me maintained. 

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

Welcome to the FUN Department!

Click Here to View the current Activity Guide!

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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