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The Spotlight is Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District's recreation guide that lists our available classes, activities and community events each season. This print publication is produced and distributed three times a year to 68,000 - 72,000 homes in Contra Costa County. Print copies are also available at all PHRec facilities and other places in the community (e.g. local library, doctors offices, schools where allowed). Digital versions (PDF) are available for download by clicking on issues below.

  Spring/Summer 2017    
  Spring/Summer 2016 Fall/Winter 2016 Winter/Spring 2016-2017


Winter/Spring 2015 Spring/Summer 2015 Winter/Spring2015-16


Fall/Winter 2014 Spring/Summer 2014 Winter/Spring 2014-15


Fall/Winter 2013 Spring/Summer 2013

Winter/Spring 2013
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Fall/Winter 2012
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Spring/Summer 2012 Winter/Spring 2012

Monthly eNews highlights exciting news, upcoming events, new activities and promotions. eNews is distributed via email at the beginning of each month to approximately 6,500 contacts within the
Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District database.

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Our annual Holiday Festival last night at the new Community Center was a big hit! Over 3,500 people came to enjoy the holiday festivities and experience the holiday magic of the season. Princess Elsa delighted young guests throughout the night. Children made edible Olaf the snowman, prepared reindeer food, made recycled ornaments, chatted with a talking Christmas tree, wrote letters to Santa, road the Holiday Express and visited with Mrs. Claus and the big man himself, Santa. Parents shopped the craft marketplace, fed their children and enjoyed watching the sparkle of delight in their children's eyes.

Thank you to all those who attended! We look forward to seeing you again next year!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season!

Brought to you by Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District. Sponsored by Republic Services.

Thank you to our event sponsor, Republic Services and to our other generous contributors including Rodgers Ranch, Astro Botanicals, College Park High School Choir, Contra Costa Camera Club, Dolfin Swim Team, Generations Church, Hawkins Electrical, PH Senior Club, PH Teen Council, Preschool Parent Committee, PHRec preschool teachers, Sinful Bliss Cupcakes, Star Quest, Studio A, Trevor Donaghu Sound, The Father's House, Downtown UPS Store, and all the volunteers and PHRecreation & Park District staff.

2014 Wine Women & Shoes Fundraiser Raises $49,284 for Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District and Hospice of the East Bay
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Over 300 fabulous women attended Wine Women & Shoes at the new Pleasant Hill Community Center on a glorious afternoon to support two local causes, Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District and Hospice of the East Bay. Guests enjoyed fine wine, shopping, nibbling on delicious food, meeting hunky Shoe Guys, enjoying a professional fashion show and of course, trying on designer shoes. Fashion. Friendship and Fun-draiser!

Check out the 2014 Wine Women & Shoes -East Bay Fundraiser VIDEO

Pleasant Hill Senior Center Wins California Park and Recreation Society 2013 Award of Excellence for
Outstanding New Facility

Thank you to all our community supporters whose efforts helped makethis award-winning facility a reality.


Pleasant Oaks Park Grand Opening A Big Hit!
Gray skies didn't stop the community from coming out to celebrate on Sunday, March 2nd for the Grand Opening of Pleasant Oaks Park. Participants enjoyed a stunning rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by local middle schooler, Alexa, followed by the official ribbon cuttingwith Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce, the ceremonial "first pitch"and "first soccer ball kick". PHBA and PHMSA were on hand to show their
support and team spirit. A fun day for all!

A special thank you to Steel Smokin' BBQ for donating a portion of their proceeds to Pleasant Hill Community Foundation to help build a youth playground at Pleasant Oaks Park.

Over 1,500 People Celebrated The New Community Center Grand Opening!
On Sunday, January 26th, Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District welcomed over 1,500 people to celebrate the grand opening of your new Pleasant Hill Community Center. Guests toured the grand new facility, watched live activity demos, visited District and Co-sponsors exhibits, signed up for activities, sampled delicious refreshments, listened to great tunes,danced and connected with friends. This event marked the beginning of a new era of bringing the community together for years to come.

Thank You For Celebrating With Us!
A very special thank you to our sponsors:

Wilma Lott Catering, Kinders, Fenestra Winery, Perera Vineyards, Musical Heartstrings, Strawberry Fields DJ, C&M Party Props, Pleasant Hill Florist, Dave's Cuisine Catering, Elegant Occasions Catering, Leslie Stiles Foods, Waterlogic, 92.1 KKDV Radio, Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce and City of Pleasant Hill