Recreation

Spring Festivities

Upland Recreation and Community Services hosts a number of Spring Special Events & Activities, bringing the community together for exciting, fun-filled experiences for the whole family. 

For additional information, please contact Upland Recreation and Community Services at (909) 931-4280.

3rd Annual Lemon Zest 5K & 1K Kids' Dash

Saturday, March 16
5K:  8:00 a.m. Start Time
1K Kids' Dash:  7:30 a.m. Start Time
Magnolia Park, 651 W. 15th Street, Upland

CALLING ALL LEMON HEADS!
Come out and join the City of Upland for our 2nd Annual Lemon Zest 5K & 1K kids' Dash! This is the perfect family-friendly event to celebrate Upland's citrus industry. There's nothing sour about this 5K!

**ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE**

LEMON ZEST 5K RUN ROUTE:

The Lemon Zest will start and finish at Magnolia Park  located at 651 W. 15th Street, Upland.

REGISTRATION FEES & INFORMATION:
*Run, Don't Walk! The Early Bird Registration applies through midnight, Sunday, February 11!
*Online registration is available through Friday, March 10.
*Late Registration/Morning Of Event: $35 5K Run/$25 1K Run.
*Event T-shirts are guaranteed for all registration through midnight, Monday, February 19.
*Day of the event/on-site registration will be accepted by credit card only.

5K RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
Check-In/On-Site Registration: 6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Start Time: 8:00 a.m. SHARP

1K KIDS' DASH RACE DAY SCHEDULE (9 Years & Younger):
Check-In/On-Site Registration: 6:30 a.m. - 7:15 a.m.
Start Time: 7:30 a.m. SHARP (Starts 30-minutes prior to the 5K)

EVENT AWARDS:
*Participation medals provided to all participants.
*Prizes and medals will be awarded to Overall Finisher - Male & Female
*Medals will be provided to 1st Place Finishers in each age category of the 5K Run.

BIB & T-SHIRT EARLY PICK-UP:
*Bibs & T-Shirts will be available for pick-up at the Landecena Community Building, Upland, on Thursday, March 14, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

REFUND POLICY:
*All entry fees are non-refundable.
*The entry fee for this year's event is not transferable to another participant or future events.
*This event will be held rain or shine.

"Take & Make" Spring Craft Kits With The Sawdust Factory

$11 Per "Take & Make" Spring Craft Kit
Register Through Sunday, March 31
Pick-Up Wednesday, April 3, 12:00 p.m.

Upland Recreation and Community Services is excited to continue our partnership with The Sawdust Factory to provide “Take & Make” Spring Craft Kits for kids of all ages! Yes, adults are included, too!⁠

Each craft kit created exclusively for Upland Recreation and Community Services participants contains a Spring-themed wood cut-out, paint, and paint brush. All that's needed is your creativity and perhaps some glue and Sharpie marker to provide a personal touch from the comfort of your own home.⁠

To register, please visit "Take & Make" Spring Craft Kits.

2nd Annual Egg-streme Egg Hunt For Adults

Saturday, March 23
6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.  (Check-In No Later Than 7:30 p.m.)
Greenbelt Park, 15th Street & Benson Avenue, Upland
Ages:  18 Years & Up

We're so "egg-cited" and we just can't hide it - it's time for our 2nd Annual Egg-Streme Egg Hunt For Adults!

Bring friends and family and join us at 6:00 p.m. for a bite to eat at one of our on-site vendors, a cold beer at our beer garden hosted by Upland Rotary, musical tunes provided by DJ Matthew, fun & competitive games, and photo opportunities with the Recreation bunny!  

Then, at 8:00 p.m., it's lights out for our egg hunt adventure!  Bring a flashlight, bag, or basket for your goodies, as you hunt in the dark for the opportunities to win over $10,000 in "egg-cellent" prizes.  Plastic eggs will be filled with candy, raffle tickets, and "Instant Win" prize tickets to redeem for items donated from businesses in our community.  Approximately 7,000 plastic eggs will be scattered through the ball field located at Greenbelt Park. 

To register, please visit 2nd Annual Egg-streme Egg Hunt For Adults.
 **PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  ON-SITE REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.**

New this year:  Be sure to recycle plastic eggs on site for a chance to win additional prizes!

Rules:

  • Check-in no later than 7:30 p.m.
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Participants must register prior to the event and provide ID at the time of check-in.
  • Devices or nets are not allowed to help pick up eggs during the event.
  • Participants must provide their own flash-light and bag/basket for all goodies.
  • All participants must wear closed-toe shoes.


A special THANK YOU to local businesses that have generously donated to our
2nd Annual Egg-streme Egg Hunt For Adults as of February 22. 
Be sure to check back as the list continues to grow:


*2nd Avenue Saloon
*5th Avenue Bagelry
*Barcuso
*Bert & Rocky's Cream Co.
*Body Centre of Upland
*Bomdiggity Dogs, Burgers & Brew
*Bowlero
*Brandon's Diner, Upland
*Captain's Grill
*Cask 'n Cleaver
*Citizen's Bank Arena - Ontario Reign Hockey
*Claro's Italian Markets
*Costco, Montclair
*D'Onza's Old World Deli
*Doghaus, Claremont
*Dogtopia
*Eden Garden Fusion Grille
*Fratello's Pizza & Pasta
*Gary's Swimming Pool Supplies
*Giuseppe's Ristorante
*Joseph Filippi Winery
*Ken Graphics
*Lazy Dog, Montclair
*Los Angeles County Fair
*Maniac Mikes Cafe
*Massage Envy, Upland
*Mission Car Wash & Detail Center
*MOD Pizza, Upland
*Mountain View Tire & Auto Service
*Outback Steakhouse, Upland
*Planet Car Wash, Upland
*Raising Cane's, Upland
*Rancho Los Magueyes
*Red Devil Pizza
*Rizza Pizza
*ROK House Brewing Company
*Roundin' Third Sports Bar & Grille
*San Biagio's
*Scavenger Hunts By Let's Roam
*Spaggi's
*Stater Bros., Upland - North
*Stout House
*Tacos Los Carnales
*Tequilla Hoppers Bar & Grille - Celebrating 20 Years!!!
*Thai Family Sisters Restaurant
*The Cookie Jar
*The Hat
*The Heights
*The Sawdust Factory
*Upland Public Works, Solid Waste
*Uptown Candy Shop
*Vince's Spaghetti, Upland

Spring Egg Scramble For Kids

Saturday, March 30
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Memorial Park, Upland
Ages:  0-12 Yrs

Run, jump, and hippity hop into fun at the City of Upland’s Annual Spring Egg Scramble For Kids on Saturday, March 30, at Memorial Park from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Enjoy egg hunts, crafts, games, activities, bounce houses, story-time with Upland Public Library, on-site food vendors, and photo opportunities with the Recreation bunny.  No yolks about it – it’s sure to be an “egg-cellent” time!

Egg Hunt Schedule:

Youth Adaptive:9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
2 Yrs & Under:9:00 a.m.
3-5 Yrs:9:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
6-8 Yrs:10:30 a.m.
9-12 Yrs11:00 a.m.



Hop over to register by visiting Spring Egg Scramble For Kids.
**PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  ON-SITE REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.**

Lettuce Grow A Salad Garden

Tuesday, April 9
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  (Check-In At 3:45 p.m.)
Magnolia Recreation Center, 651 W. 15th Street, Upland
Ages:  5-12 Years
$6 Per Person

Spring is in the air!  Leaves are appearing on trees, flowers are blooming and smelling sweet, birds are singing, and bees are a-buzzing.  It's time to plant your garden...your salad garden!

Join us along with San Bernardino County Master Gardener, Janeen Williams, for a fun and educational experience, as you learn to plant, grow, care for, and reap the benefits of your own garden.  All participants will receive kits with four different vegetable types to begin your own starter garden for home!

Register early...space is limited.  Registration available Thursday, February 15.  To register, please visit Lettuce Grow A Salad Garden.

Doga: Dog & Owner Yoga

Saturday, April 13
Small Dogs:  1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Large Dogs:  2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
The Mind-Body Connection, 952 N. Central Avenue, Upland
$15 Per Dog & Owner

Doga is a form of yoga, offering additional one-on-one time with humans and their canine companions. This form of exercise may also provide your pup with improved posture, better sleep, and an additional means of bonding with their favorite human after a good workout. This paws-itively fun activity can be learned in the studio and continued at home.

Feeling inspired to get on the mat with your pup? Register now!  To register, please visit Doga: Dog & Owner Yoga beginning Thursday, February 15.

Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 20
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Greenbelt Park, 15th Street & Benson Avenue, Upland
FREE

Celebrate Earth Day!  Enjoy educational booths, crafts, games, and give-a-ways!  Remember to bring your documents for paper shredding.  Upland residents, free compost and mulch give-a-way will be on site.  Please bring a shovel and container for transport.  No plastic bags are allowed.  While supplies last.

Kids' Night Out!: Kids In The Kitchen

Saturday, April 20
5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Gibson Senior Center, 250 N. Third Avenue, Upland
Ages:  5-12 Years
$30 Per Child $20 Per Additional Sibling

Kids, get ready for a fun-filled "Kids In The Kitchen", an evening cooking adventure created just for you!  "Kids In The Kitchen" offers hands-on recipes, basic food preparation skills, measuring and safety lessons in the kitchen, and the opportunity to learn easy, fun, and tasty treats that can be made at home.

No need to pack dinner for tonight - throughout the course of the evening, the little chefs will enjoy their own hand-made treats, along with fun games & activities, an evening movie, and possible craft projects, should time permit.

Parents, take this opportunity to check out a new restaurant, enjoy a movie, or enjoy quiet time spent at home, with the confidence in knowing that your child will be well taken care of by our friendly, trained Recreation staff.

Registration available Thursday, February 15.  To register, please visit Kids' Night Out!: Kids In The Kitchen.

Virtual Bingo Game Night

Thursday, April 25
6:30 p.m.
Virtual Games Via Zoom
FREE


Spend your Thursday evening with Upland Recreation and Community Services for an evening of fun and prizes! Multiple games will be played. Play for a chance to win prizes from the comfort of your own home!





Rules:

*All participants must be 18 years of age or older.
*One Bingo card per person.
*Participants must have access to the Zoom application.
*Participation is FREE!  Pre-registration is required.
 
Registration available Monday, April 1.  To register, please visit Virtual Bingo Game Night.

Walking Wednesdays

There has never been a better time to commit or recommit to helping your family and friends lead active and healthier lives!  During the entire month of May, Upland Recreation and Community Services is here to help you reach your goals and help you to remember that fitness can be fun! No matter your fitness level, let's get moving...your body will thank you!

Our Walking Wednesdays group will meet weekly in May and stride up the Euclid Median, gradually increasing distance each week. All ages and fitness levels are welcome!  Join for FREE and bring a friend! Each 1/2 mile walked with us will earn an entry for a chance to win prizes!
 
Registration available Thursday, February 15.  To register, please visit Walking Wednesdays.

"May The Fourth Be With You" Movie Night

Saturday, May 4
Activities & Fun:  6:00 p.m.
Movie:  8:00 p.m.
Magnolia Park, 651 W. 15th Street, Upland
FREE

Yoda-Lay-hee-hoo!  Join us at 6:00 p.m. for family-friendly games & activities and tasty snacks and treats from on-site food vendors.  At 8:00 p.m., enjoy an evening showing of "The Force Awakens".  Don't forget to dress as your favorite Star Wars character!  It's sure to be an Obi-Wan-derful night!

Butterflies In May

Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Magnolia Recreation Center, 651 W. 15th Street, Upland
Ages:  3-13 Years
$6 Per Person

Children, enjoy the chance to witness the beauty of the butterfly by experiencing its changing life cycle from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. ⁠

Each child participating in Butterflies In May will be provided with a caterpillar home to decorate on site, a live caterpillar, and activities to complete at home throughout the transformation process. Each year, this is a very popular event!  

Registration available on Tuesday, February 15.  To register, please visit Butterflies In May.

Puzzle Palooza

Friday, May 17
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (Check-In At 6:45 p.m.)
Magnolia Recreation Center, 651 W. 15th Street, Upland
5 Yrs & Up
$10 Per Team

Assemble a team of up to four players and head on over to the Magnolia Recreation Center for our Spring Puzzle Palooza and a chance to win prizes!

Teams will be challenged to complete a 500-piece spring-themed puzzle in less than two hours.  All family teams and all adult teams will be provided will be provided with the same puzzle theme per age team category.  The team with the shortest completion time and accurate puzzle wins!

Rules:

  • Family teams must have at least one participant aged 15 years or younger, with a maximum of four players.
  • Adult teams must consist of all adults (18 years & older), with a maximum of four players.

Registration to open Thursday, February 15.  To register, please visit Puzzle Palooza.

Virtual Bingo Game Night

Thursday, May 30
6:30 p.m.
Virtual Games Via Zoom
FREE


Spend your Thursday evening with Upland Recreation and Community Services for an evening of fun and prizes! Multiple games will be played. Play for a chance to win prizes from the comfort of your own home!

Rules:

*All participants must be 18 years of age or older.
*One Bingo card per person.
*Participants must have access to the Zoom application.
*Participation is FREE!  Pre-registration is required.
 
Registration available Wednesday, May 1.  To register, please visit Virtual Bingo Game Night.
City
of
Upland
California

460 N. Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 931-4100

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.