District History & Mission

Facts About the District

  • Total acreage of parks: 121 
  • 9 developed parks 
  • Population of over 29,000 served in District 
  • Numerous year-round recreation programs for people of all ages.

The Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District have been serving the community of Fair Oaks since 1945. Fair Oaks residents have a long history of dedication to parks and recreation. In 1945, the District was formed to provide recreation and park facilities, and programs, for the 2,300 citizens of the District. The District soon began to acquire or gain title to a number of park properties and recreation facilities beginning with the Fair Oaks Plaza in 1947.

Expanding from its beginning in 1945, with no park space and no budget, the District currently owns 121 acres of parkland, comprised of nine (9) developed parks. The District provides a wide range of recreation programming, including Special Events, Day Camps, Teen Programs and Trips, Adult Sports Leagues, Senior Activities, Youth Programs, Leisure Enrichment Classes, and year-round recreation programs. The District owns and operates the Community Clubhouse, the McMillan Center, and the Old Fair Oaks Library. In 1992, the District acquired the Fair Oaks Courthouse and renovated it for use as the District Administration building.

The Benefits Are Endless

Did you know California has 525 local parks and recreation agencies, serving 34.5 million residents? Local parks and recreation services, such as the Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District, provide essential community benefits!

Our parks build community pride, provide safe play areas, increase property values, and provide clean air and water. Recreation creates healthier lifestyles, conquers boredom, builds family unity and reduces stress. Go visit one of our parks or try one of our classes and see the benefits for yourself!

Our Mission

Our mission is to maximize all available resources to deliver well-maintained parks, high-quality recreation facilities, programs, and events. We will do this through effective partnerships with other service providers thus helping meet the quality of life expectations, building community pride, and supporting the economic goals of the community. We will measure our success by providing adequate access and connections to trails, parks, sports and recreation facilities that meet the needs of our citizens and visitors to our community.