Sports and Leisure

The City of Gardena Department of Recreation and Human Services offers sports programming throughout the year. For youth and adult sports such as gymnastics, Tai Chi, tennis, golf, football, softball and basketball, please contact Domonick Washington (, Youth Sports Coordinator and Amber Suit (, Adult Sports Coordinator or  the Recreation Division office at (310) 217-9537.

Special sports programs are also offered at various times of the year and include gate ball and swimming. For information on these and other programs, please call (310) 217-9537.

Free Football, Soccer, Basketball and Softball Clinics are offered for boys and girls ages 5 to 14 years to provide instruction in sports fundamentals and teach good sportsmanship in a structured environment.

Adult sports programs provide league play in such sports as basketball, softball and volleyball. An exercise and lap-walking program for seniors is held daily in the Rush Gymnasium. Classes are given in tennis, martial arts, aerobics and Wobble Wednesday.

Monthly golf tournaments are conducted by the Gardena Royal & Ancient Golf Association. Also, the City has conducted an annual Palm Springs Golf Tournament each June for over 40 years. To sign up for G.R.A.G.A. golf membership for Southern California Golf Association tournament play or information on the annual Palm Springs Golf Tournament, please call (310) 217-9537.

 Sports programs offered:
*****Notice: Fees are subject to change without notice.******

Juniors Golf Class
Boys & Girls ages 8-17 are invited. Classes are held at Chester Washington Golf Course, 1930 W. 120th Street from 4-5 p.m. on Thursdays. *Nominal fee will apply. Call (310) 217-9537 for more information.

Boys & Girls Flag Football Leagues
Bantam 6-7yrs * Pee Wee 8-9yrs * Midget 10-11yrs * Junior 12-13yrs. For more information, please call (310) 217-9537.
*Youth Flag Football – Information and registration will be available at a later date.

Free Football, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball & Softball Clinics
Teaching Basic Fundamentals for Boys & Girls ages 4 -14yrs. Call the Recreation Department for additional information at (310) 217-9537.

The City of Gardena Recreation Division offers many opportunities for adults to stay healthy while having fun.

Registration is accepted by teams in the following sports:

  • Men’s Basketball open league
  • Men’s Basketball 6’4” & under ~ Rush Gymnasium
  • Men’s 40 & Over Basketball League
  • Women’s Softball – Freeman Park / Mas Fukai Park
  • Men’s Softball – Rowley Park / Mas Fukai Park
  • Co-Rec Softball – Rowley Park / Mas Fukai Park
  • Coed Volleyball – Rush Gymnasium

Registration information for the following sports will be available at a later date.

  • Youth Soccer at Johnson Park
  • Youth Softball / Baseball League
  • Boys and Girls Basketball

*Sign up to receive City of Gardena Sports League Schedules & Information

Adult Basketball
Women’s and Men’s basketball leagues are available at the Rush Memorial Gymnasium and Rowley Park Gymnasium. Team entry fees does not include referee fees.

Adult Softball Men’s, Women’s and Co-Rec Softball Leagues
Available at various Gardena parks. Leagues are played on different nights, depending on the level of the league. Consult the Recreation Division for schedules. Registration fees does not include Umpire. Fees are additional.

      • Men’s Monday Softball League (Rowley Park)
      • Co-Ed Softball League (Rowley Park)
      • Co-Ed Softball League (Mas Fukai)

Men’s Monday Night Softball League 

  • Men’s 45 & Over Softball League (Mas Fukai Park)
  • Women’s Softball League (Mas Fukai)
  • Men’s Thursday Softball League (Mas Fukai Park)
Volunteer Coaches Needed

For basketball, baseball, softball, soccer & Special Olympics.
Sign up at the Nakaoka Community Center Recreation Office, 1670 W. 162nd Street, Gardena or call Domonick Washington at (310) 217-9537.

Carnivals at Fukai Park & Rowley Park
Sponsored by the City of Gardena Recreation, Human Services, Parks and Facilities Department –
For booth information please call (310) 217-9537.

For more SPORTS information, please call (310) 217-9537.