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There are multiple ways to register: - Online utilizing the registration resource. Please call us if you need your username and/or password emailed to you. - In Person: We are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (we do not close for lunch). Our address is 736 F Street. - By Phone: 707-822-7091 - By Mail:
736 F Street
Arcata, CA 95521
Please note: When registering by phone, we must have a registration form on file. If your child has not participated in any Arcata recreation programs in the current year, then we need a new form. All participants must have a current registration form completed each year. You can save time by emailing a registration form or sending it by fax to 707-825-2118, and then call our office.
Definitely! We have Arcata Park Playdates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Arcata Park Playdates is a play group for families with children newborn to 5 years. Playdates are held at different parks throughout the month, so families can explore Arcata's parks and playgrounds together. Please note that the children must be supervised by parent/or guardian at all times. The play group is a partnership with First 5 Humboldt and offers a safe and comfortable environment for children and parents to socialize and play. Suggested daily donation is $3.
Yes, depending on the season. View the fitness link on the programs and activities page to see what's currently being offered. Youth and adult soccer, football, and baseball/softball are organized by local non-profit groups that utilize our fields. Visit the Community Partners List to find their contact information.
"Drop-in” programs allow individuals the opportunity to participate in an activity for a day rather than commit to a full session or season. Examples of drop-in programs we have are sports (such as table tennis, basketball, volleyball, badminton, and pickle ball), music (such as ukulele and drumming), and chess club. “Drop-in” fees vary depending on the activity and are paid onsite, pre-registration is not needed.
To make a reservation request, call the City’s Recreation Office at 707-822-7091 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also stop by the office, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (we do not close for lunch). Our address is 736 F Street.
Reservations require a Certificate of Insurance of $2,000,000 liability coverage and an endorsement naming the "City of Arcata, its officers, officials, employees, agents and volunteers" as additional insured. A deposit is also needed to make a reservation.
Printed maps of Arcata Parks and Playgrounds are available at Arcata City Hall Recreation Office, 736 F St.
Help monitor/pick up litter and assist with restoration along with the Arcata Community Forest Trails Council. For more information, visit the
Environmental Services Department
Yes! To set up a payment plan, you must pay for your child’s 1st week of camp in full. For each week remaining, a $30 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit may be placed to hold your child’s spot. Please only sign up for camps you know your child will attend. Please review our refund and cancellation policies in detail.
Dance permits enable our staff to work with event organizers to plan events with minimum noise and crowd disruptions to the surrounding neighborhoods and businesses. Dance permits also provide advance information to our staff when additional police personnel resources may be needed, especially for large events.
Depending on the venue and the activities taking place, event organizers may need additional permits such as a one day ABC license to sell alcoholic beverages, a building permit or approval from the Fire Marshall.
If the police department receives a complaint at any time after a warning notice was issued, officers will return and contact the person to whom the loud party warning notice was issued. The officers will explain that a second call was received and direct that the party close down.
The number of officers who respond to stand by while the party is dispersed depends on the size of the party. The officers will stand by until all partygoers have left the area and the neighborhood is quiet. The person responsible for the party will be issued a “loud party disturbance citation” documenting the second complaint, the number of officers that responded, the time they arrived, and the time it took for quiet to be restored to the neighborhood. A copy of the citation will be provided to the responsible person at the scene. At a later date, the City of Arcata will mail a “service fee” based on the number of officers that responded and the number of minutes it took to restore the peace.
Arcata dog licenses can be purchased at the Finance Department window in the main foyer of City Hall at:736 F StreetArcata CA 95521Phone: 707-822-5951 Dog Licenses
You may also call 888-919-5525. If you contest a citation and you are still held liable, you may pay the citation or deposit the amount of the citation and request an administrative hearing. You may make this request in person at the Arcata Police Department Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PayMyCite.com/Arcata
The Arcata Police Department offers both inked fingerprinting and digitally scanned (Live Scan) fingerprinting services. We charge a fee for rolling the prints and picture ID is required. Our fingerprinting hours are 9:00 - 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday by appointment only. Appointments may be made for other times by calling our business office at 707-822-2428. Our rolling fee is $30. If you need Live Scan fingerprints you will need to provide us with a completed “Request for Live Scan” form. If a billing number is not provided on your form, then you will need to pay the Department of Justice processing fee in addition to the rolling fee. These fees range from $0 to $100, depending on the type of agency requesting the prints and the level of service required. For further information on applicant fingerprints, including how to obtain a review of criminal history records for visa, immigration or foreign adoption purposes, visit the Department of Justice website.