Recreation & Community Services Frequently Asked Questions

Are dogs allowed in the parks?
Do you have programs for seniors?
Do you have banquet rooms available for rent?
Do you need volunteers?
Does the City have its own animal control department?
How do I sign up for a class?
How can I get a schedule of classes?
How do I become a contract class instructor?
How do I reserve a picnic area?
What are some other Cypress based clubs and organizations?
What types of programs do you offer?
Where are you located?
Where are your parks located?
What is the barking dog procedure?
What do I do if I find a dead bird?

Are dogs allowed in parks?
Yes. They must be on a leash at all times and you must pick up after them.

Do you have programs for seniors?
The Cypress Senior Center offers many programs for adults 55 and over. Clubs, classes, excursions, nutritional dining, social services and special events

Do you have banquet rooms available for rent?
YES. The Cypress Senior Center and the Cypress Community Center are available for anniversaries, wedding receptions, banquets, business meetings large or small. For more information, please call (714)229-6780 for the Cypress Community Center or (714)229-2005 for the Cypress Senior Center.

Do you need volunteers?
We welcome volunteers and have many types of volunteer opportunities available in youth, adult or senior programming.

Does the City have its own animal control department?
The City of Cypress contracts for animal control services with the County of Orange Animal Care Services. If you would like to obtain a dog license, report a stray animal or adopt a cat or dog, please call the County of Orange Animal Care Center:

Call Center Hours

7:30am-5:30pm daily
(714) 935-6848
(949) 249-5160
5:30pm-7:30am nightly
(714) 935-7158
Animal Care Center Hours

10am-5pm Daily
10am-7pm Wed
(closed holidays)
Animals received at Animal Care Center Gate: 7am-10:45pm
Licensing Office Hours

7:30am-5:30pm M-F
Fax (714) 935-6373
Pet Adoption/Pet of the Week
www.ocpetinfo.com/week

How do I sign up for a class?
If you have one of our brochures, an Activity Registration form is included in the publication. You may mail in, fax in this form to us or you may come into the recreation office located at 5700 Orange Avenue. We have added a drop box, which is located in front of our doors. If you arrive after 5:00pm, just attach your payment to your registration form and drop it in. You can also now register online.

How can get a schedule of classes?
Our class brochure is printed quarterly and includes The City News. If you would like a class brochure sent to you, please call (714)229-6780.

How do I become a contract class instructor?
If you are interested in teaching a class or have an idea for a class, we are very interested in you! All instructors Click here to download an application.

How do I reserve a picnic area?
Veterans Park, Arnold/Cypress Park and Evergreen Park are the only three parks that have pavilion areas which can be rented by a Cypress resident only. All other parks in the City of Cypress are on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call (714)229-6780.

What types of programs do you offer?
The Cypress Recreation & Community Services offers a wide range of programs for youth, teens, adults and older adults including sports leagues, exercises classes, crafts and other special interest classes.

Where are you located?
Cypress Recreation and Community Services' main office is located at 5700 Orange Avenue, Cypress, 90630, between Valley View and Walker Streets.

Where are your parks located?
Please visit our Facility & Park Locations to get exact locations of the parks in the City of Cypress. You'll also be able to get directions and find out about the parks' amenities.

What do I do if I find a dead bird?

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Establish how long the bird has been dead. If the bird has been dead longer than 24 hours or you are not sure then double bag the bird and throw it in the trash.
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If the bird has been dead less than 24 hours, call the Orange County Vector Control District at (714)971-2421 to arrange for a pick-up. They need to speak directly to you to coordinate a pick-up.
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Orange County Vector Control District will make it a priority to pick up all birds although they can never guarantee that a specific bird will be picked up.