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Ken Nakaoka Memorial Community Center

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1670 W. 162nd St.
Gardena, CA 90247

Administrationfor the Recreation and Human Services Department is located in the Kiyoto 'Ken' Nakaoka Memorial Community Center at 1670 W. 162nd Street. Phone (310) 217-9537. Under the direction of Director Kelly Fujio, administration is responsible for efficient management fo the daily operation of the department, its personnel, and programming; addressing the immediate and long range recreational and human service deeds of the community.

You may phone (310) 217-9537 to reach:
* Recreation & Human Services Director Kelly Fujio
* Recreation Services Manager Kathy Mills-Walker
* Recreation Services Manager Ron Elliott
* Sports Supervisor James 'JK' Kimmons
* Commuity Center Coordinator Pauline Moses
* Administrative Assistant Ellen Emerson

The Recreation Division is responsible for supervised recreational activities at six parks with community buildings, two gymnasiums, one parkette, one large two-story community center, and one municipal swimming pool. To support these activities, the Division is categorized into ten complementary areas: Adults Sports, Aquatics, Children's Day Care, City-Wide Special Events, Contract Classes, Developmentally Disabled Programming, Facility Reservations, Nakaoka Community Center Programming, Park Programming and Youth Sports. These areas include over 400 special interest programs for adults and youth, such as: Senior citizen activities including clubs, exercise classes, Tai Chi classes; youth sports leagues in flag football, basketball, softball, baseball, and track and field; adult sports leagues in volleyball, basketball and slow pitch softball; instruction and recreational swimming; special interest classes, such as dance, gymnastics, phonics, math, crafts, tennis and more; specialized programs for the developmentally disabled population, including the Special Olympics and monthly dances; community special events, such as the Easter Bunny Brunch, Breakfast with Santa Claus, Martin Luther King Jr., and Cinco de Mayo parades and celebrations, Black History Month Celebration, Heritage Festival, Youth Carnival, Festival of the Performing Arts, Cymbidium Orchid Show, Koi Show, Celebration of the Arts Show, Golf Tournaments and more. The Recreation Division also aids the community through reservations of ten park classrooms, six Community Center classrooms, two auditoriums, eight picnic shelters, nine ball diamonds, twelve tennis courts, five basketball and volleyball courts and one pool.


Phone: (424) 260-5228
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