Youth Programs

Preregistration is Required

Please note: Preregistration is required for all classes. Classes will be cancelled one week prior to the class start date if minimum numbers are not met.  Register here!

Special Interest Classes

Introduction to Karate

Students are taught the basics of karate, including punching, blocking and kicking techniques.

Kid Kicks

This class is taught in a fun and games format. Children will learn the basics of blocking, punching and kicking. Children are taught in a fun, positive manner so they can enjoy martial arts while learning valuable life skills. A $39 uniform fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Cerezo’s Martial Arts

This class is taught in a traditional format, teaching the basics of karate and jiu-jitsu. Children will learn the basics of blocking, punching and kicking with an emphasis on self-defense and bully prevention. A $39 uniform fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Ballet & Tap

This class includes beginning ballet steps and sing-a-long routines. Girls wear pink all leather ballet shoes, pink or white tights w/feet, black Velcro tap shoes and any color leotard. Boys same except) wear black all leather ballet shoes, and black oxford tap shoes. Dancers in this class need both pairs of shoes on first day.

Me & My Shadow

A parent participation class with an emphasis on bubbly fun! Activities include exercise and dance to music along with colorful hoops, scarves, balls and props. Comfortable clothing is recommended.

Summer Camp

Summer Break Camp

It’s never too early to think about all the fun your child will have this summer! Southgate offers camp opportunities for children ages 5- 12. Camps are operated at SRPD Community Centers, Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. We offer healthy morning and afternoon snacks, arts & crafts, games, team building, STEM activities and much more. Each day, your child will be playing in the park and learning new skills in music and meditation. EGUSD will provide lunch each day through the Summer Lunch Program. For further information regarding this program, please feel free to call at (916) 526-0234 ext. 102. We look forward to seeing your child in camp! Children must wear closed-toed shoes and bring a ready-to-eat lunch that does not require use of a microwave.


Fruitridge Community Center, 4000 Fruitridge Road, 95820

Pat O’Brien Community Center, 8025 Waterman Rd.


Youth Sports

Itty Bitty Sports

The Itty-Bitty Sports Program is for ages 3-5 and their parents. This is a parent participation program, where the children and their parents move from station to station learning the fundamentals required for each sport. With the help of trained instructors, this program builds confidence, motor skills and offers a positive early experience to sports. This is a fun way to spend quality time with your child and it’s a noncompetitive program. Each registered child will receive a t-shirt on the first day of class and a certificate of completion on the last day of class.

Jr. Giants

Junior Giants League is open to boys and girls, ages 5-13. Players will receive all necessary equipment to play, baseball/softball hat and shirt. Junior Giants is a non-competitive, skill-based baseball/softball program, rules are loose and geared towards beginners. Score is not kept, games are self-officiated, and the program centers around player success and experience, rather than the final score. Register here!

NFL Flag Football

Flag Football teaches boys and girls ages 5-14 the fundamentals of football, good sportsmanship and teamwork. All players will receive an NFL Flag Football reversible jersey, mouthpiece, certificate of participation and a trophy. Practices will take place during the week and games will be played on Saturdays.  League runs from August – November.  All games will be played at Nottoli Park.

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Southgate Recreation & Park District Refund Policy

Programs, Classes, and Activities:
Refunds and transfers are granted without fees for cancellations received at least 72
hours prior to the first class. Failure to attend a class does not constitute grounds for a
refund. Refunds will be provided if an activity is canceled by the District. A transaction
fee may be charged for cancellations.

Payment of Refunds:
Refunds issued in the form of a check take up to 30 days to process. Refunds may be
issued to your Southgate ActiveNet account to use for future programs, classes,
activities, park rentals and/or facility rentals. Refunds to a Southgate ActiveNet account
are available earlier. Southgate Recreation & Park District reserves the right to cancel or change program
offerings, park permits or facility rentals at any time.