Bell Gardens City facilities are closed to the public. City staff is available via telephone, email and mail.  For more information, please call (562) 806-7700.  Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Youth Sports

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The City of Bell Gardens Youth Sports program emphasizes:
Sportsmanship, Healthy Competition, and Fun!

Want to join a softball team? Need to improve your basketball game? The Bell Gardens Recreation and Community Services Department provides recreational sports opportunities for children ages 4 to 17 in a safe, secure and supervised environment. There is a one time fee per season which includes practice time, games, equipment usage, jersey and a trophy.

League play is organized and directed by experienced youth sports professionals. The Sports Center staff and volunteers provide coaching assistance, encouragement and support to the children participating in our programs.

Youth Sports offers the children of the community an opportunity to learn sports, develop skills, have fun, build relationships, and socialize.

Ford Park offers a variety of youth sports organized by season:

Small Fry: Ages 4-7 & 8* (*8 if in the 2nd grade)
Youth: Ages 8-14* (*must be in 8th grade)
Teen: Ages 14-18* (*must be enrolled in HS)

Sports Registration

Registration for sports is taken at John Anson Ford Park located at 8000 Park Lane. All paperwork must be re-submitted each time you register for a sport. Visit the individual sport pages for more information on the sport, its registration requirements, and fees.

The following documents are required at time of registration:

  • Registration Form (Completed and Signed)
  • Parent's Recent Utility Bill (school document is also accepted but must have participant's name, address, and a date)
  • Participant's Birth Certificate

Volunteer Coaches

Also, volunteer league coaches for all sports are regularly needed.  If you are interested in coaching please contact the Sports Office at (562) 806-7662.

Contact Information

For more information on YOUTH SPORTS please call (562) 806-7662 M-F: 2:00pm - 9:00pm / Sat & Sun: 10:00am - 6:00pm. You may also visit our Sports Office located at John Anson Ford Park, 8000 Park Lane, Bell Gardens 90201.