Parks & Recreation Department

COVID-19 Recreation Program Response

Recreation and Swim Complex is Closed

(Updated Wednesday, April 7, 2021)

The City of South Lake Tahoe, as part of El Dorado County, moved to the less restrictive Orange Tier starting Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

For additional information click here.

In anticipation of the tier change, the Recreation Services team has been working to reopen the pool. We will be announcing an opening date as soon as we are able to complete all pre-operations tasks. The opening date will be posted on this website, announced through city news alerts, and e-mails to our user groups. To sign up for city notification click here. For additional information please call the Recreation and Swim Complex at 530-542-6056. 

Thank you for your understanding during these trying times and please stay safe ~

Until we meet again ~ Your Recreation Services Team

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

    Monday - Thursday
    6:30am - 8:00pm

    Friday- Saturday
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm