(530) 758-0204 FAX
(530) 757-5666 TDD
23 Russell Boulevard
Davis, CA 95616
- Office Hours
Monday – Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For specific information on teen programs, scroll through the page or click on the links provided below and you will be directed to more detailed information about the programs offered.
- Teen Open Gym
- Teen Dances
- Teen Leadership Council
- Teen Services Grant Application
- Golden Heart Awards
Teen Open Gym
Teen Open Gym is a long time program that is held in the Community Gym on the Davis Senior High School campus on Saturday evenings from 4:00-9:00 p.m. and Sundays 1:30-3:30 p.m. From 7:00-9:00pm on Saturdays is our teens only portion. This is a great opportunity for teens, grades 9-12, to drop in on a game of badminton, basketball, or any other indoor activity. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment, but the program does have some equipment available for daily use. There is a $2.00 drop-in fee to participate for youth, $5 for adults.
The City of Davis holds dances for junior high school teens. All of our dances are held in the multi-purpose room at the Veterans' Memorial Center. Dances are staffed by city staff who work in youth programs. All participants must be in junior high school. There are no in-out privileges and all doors in the facility are monitored.
Please note: Our waiver policy has changed. We are no longer accepting the Teen Programs Waiver of Liability. In order to attend Teen Dances you need a general City of Davis Liability Waiver. If you register online, you agree to a waive liability for that specific event. If you fill out and turn in a City of Davis Liability Waiver, you waive your liability for all programs/activities from September 1st- August 31st of each year (exceptions may apply to trips or activities with additional waivers).
You may also register in person at the Registration Office (located at City Hall). If there are spots available at the start of the dance, you may register at the door. Teens must bring cash and have a City Liability Waiver on file or in hand. Liability Waivers must be completed by the Parent/Legal Guardian.
- Dances are supervised by City of Davis staff who are background checked and work in youth programs. Staff are hired for their enthusiasm and responsibility.
- Staff work the entry area verifying a student ID, a current Teen Programs Waiver (on file or in hand), and do visual monitoring for adherence of the rules listed below. Approximately 18 staff members are on duty at each dance.
- All exits/entrances will be staffed the entire duration of the event. Participants are not allowed outside of the facility. The multipurpose room is open for dancing and the game room has other activities such as board games, cards and video games.
- The DJ for our dances plays music devoid of swear words.
- All utilized spaces of the facility (the MPR, game room, bathrooms and lobby) are continuously monitored throughout the event. Additionally, staff are stationed throughout the facility to enforce our teen program rules (as described below). Consequences for not following teen program rules may include a phone call to parents/guardians, early removal from the event, and/or suspension from future programs.
Teen Program Rules
- Admission will not be granted without a current waiver.
- Students will not be allowed to enter the activity more than 30 minutes after it begins or leave before the activity concludes unless accompanied by a parent.
- School dress code will be followed and enforced (i.e. no tube tops, midriff-bearing tops, sagging pants, bandanas, short skirts/shorts etc.) no excessively short skirts or shorts (no shorter than 4 inches above the knees), no offensive language or images on any clothing or hats).
- No alcohol, tobacco or drugs of any kind, including paraphernalia.
- No firearms, knives (including pocket knives) or anything that could be used as a weapon.
- No verbal and/or physical violence allowed.
- No grinding, moshing, freaking, or any other kind of inappropriate dancing will be permitted.
- Be respectful of your peers, staff, and the facility.
- City of Davis is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged property.
6th Grade Party
The 6th Grade Party will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018. This event is a long standing tradition of welcoming elementary school graduates into the 7th grade. Celebrate your accomplishments and the start of a fun summer by hanging out with your friends and dancing! There will be foosball, video games, a photo booth, food and snacks and much more! The informational packet will be delivered to local schools the week of May 22. For more information, check out the Everything You Wanted To Know about the 6th Grade Party for details.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 8:00am. You can register online (and search 750200-01), in person at the Parks & Community Services office, 23 Russell Blvd. or by phone 530.757.5626 if you have a current liability waiver on file. You can only purchase tickets for youth in your household.
The Teen Leadership Council is for Davis teens in 7th-9th grades. Its purpose is to help teens develop leadership skills and create opportunities for teens to give back to the community. The program is a year-long commitment. The cost to participate in the Teen Leadership Council is $125.
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. The first official meeting will be on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
Davis Senior Center (646 A Street, Davis)
The Fine Print
- We will take up to 20 participants
- For more information please email Robert Larson.
Teen Services Grant Program-updated for 2018
The City of Davis is accepting applications for its Teen Services Grant Program. The Teen Services Grant Program allocates funding to local community organizations that provide creative opportunities for teens to receive mentor and leadership skills that are founded upon the framework of the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets for youth 12 to 18 years of age.
The deadline for application submission is Wednesday, October 18 at 5 p.m. to the Parks and Community Services Office at 23 Russell Blvd. Organizations must meet funding eligibility criteria and follow funding guidelines. Preliminary recommendations will be presented to the Recreation and Park Commission in November with final recommendations anticipated to go to City Council for final approval in December. For more information please email Anne Marquez.
The purpose of the Golden Heart award is to recognize exceptional youth in the Davis community. There are two different categories within the award: the service award and the personal challenge award. The service award recognizes individuals who have given significant service to the community, their peers, and/or their school. The personal challenge award recognizes individuals who have overcome a significant challenge in their life. The nomination period normally opens in November each year.
As a result of the death of Andrew Mockus in April 1992, the City of Davis Recreation and Park Commission expanded its commitment to the youth of our community. Forums were held throughout the community to discuss the problems of youth and to brainstorm on how the community could do more to meet the needs of youth. After careful consideration, the Commission suggested the City Council adopt several recommendations. One of the Commission recommendations was to develop the Golden Heart Award.
Golden Heart Award Nominations
Nominate an Exceptional Teen
The purpose of the Golden Heart award is to recognize exceptional youth in the Davis community. There are two different categories within the award: the Service Award and the Personal Challenge award. The service award recognizes individuals who have given significant service to the community, their peers, and/or their school. The personal challenge award recognizes individuals who have overcome a significant challenge in their life.
Nominations are due Thursday, January 11, 2018.
Awards Ceremony Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in the City Council Chambers.
For more information or to nominate a deserving youth, please call (530) 757-5602.