Parks & Recreation Department

ANNOUNCING! Modified Pool Programs Available

(Updated Friday April 16, 2021)

The Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce limited lap swim and water exercise programs starting Monday, April 26, 2021. Reservation are required!

Here is how it works:

  1. Log onto Sports Sign up 
  2. Select Swim Session desired (book up to 2 weeks in advance)
  3. Complete reservation and pay upon arrival.

Upon Arrival be advised:

  1. Do not swim if you are sick
  2. Face coverings are required when not swimming
  3. Follow signage to front desk check-in. You will be required to sign a COVID Waiver and the standard sign-in sheet at the front desk
  4. Pay for your session or show your pass
  5. Your temperature will be taken with a hand-held scanner
  6. Maintain a minimum of 6ft distance from others at all times
  7. Enjoy your long-awaited lap swim session.

Please cancel your reservation by phone (530.542.6056) if you are unable to swim on the day of your reservation so others who may be on a waiting list have an opportunity to swim.

For additional information please call the Recreation and Swim Complex at 530-542-6056. 

New Recreation and Aquatics Center Project

The City of South Lake Tahoe is in the design process for the construction of a new Recreation and Aquatics Center and is seeking public input and participation. Please click on the link provided to take a survey and learn how you can participate in upcoming public meetings. Feel free to forward the link to your organization database, friends, and family. Thank you for helping to shape the future of recreation in South Lake Tahoe.

Public Participation:

Virtual Health and Fitness Programs

The City’s Recreation Services Department aspires to work collaboratively to provide accessible and engaging recreation experiences throughout the South Shore. The pandemic has created challenges for patrons to continue to enjoy the many benefits of in-person programs and has given rise to “virtual” platforms to keep people engaged, connected, and improve overall fitness. 

The City along with partner agencies and fitness professionals has managed to provide virtual access to a variety of programs and services to keep you and your family safe during the pandemic. From children’s activities, to adult fitness, to senior programs and resources, virtual programs are designed to provide a safe and accessible outlet for citizens of all ages. 

Jazzercise or email

Zumba or email

Jr Giants At Home

Senior Nutrition or call 530-573-3130

El Dorado County Older Adult Services Department

Senior Friendship Line

The City Recreation Services Team looks forward to the day when we can safely operate indoor/in-person recreation activities. Until then, consider a virtual program to stay safe and stay healthy.

The mission of South Lake Tahoe Recreation Services is to work
collaboratively and inspire accessible and engaging recreation
experiences throughout the South Shore.

Our programs are designed to provide a safe, fun and memorable
experience for residents and visitors of South Lake Tahoe.

To learn more about facilities, parks, programs and services
please use the menu to the left of the page and select the
category of interest.

Enjoy the Tahoe Playground,
The Recreation Services Team ~ Cheryl, Lauren, Kelley and Darci

  1. Lauren Thomaselli

    Lauren Thomaselli

    Parks and Recreation Director
    Phone: (530) 542-6197

  2. Kelley Edwards

    Kelley Edwards

    Recreation Manager
    Phone: (530) 542-6059

  3. James Steed

    Maintenance Manager Parks

  4. Recreation & Swim Pool Complex

    Physical Address
    1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

    Phone: (530) 542-6056