The City of Hawthorne proudly announces a variety of programs and facilities to serve its senior population. The City repurposed tennis courts and basketball courts into multi-use pickleball courts at three different park locations and reminds seniors of the additional amenities available to them.
The City of Hawthorne is on a mission to introduce its residents to an up-and-coming sport that is quickly gaining popularity among people in the South Bay. Multi-use courts that include pickleball are now available in three locations:
- Ramona Park
- 4662 W. 136 th St.
- Holy Glen Park
- 5255 W. 137 th St.
- Betty Ainsworth Sports Center
- 3851 W. El Segundo Blvd.
”We’re excited that our residents of all ages can now enjoy this popular sport” stated City Manager Vontray Norris. “These new courts are part of the City’s effort to upgrade existing parks with new amenities that will allow the whole family to partake in healthy recreation and leisure activities.” Senior play for pickleball will be on Tuesday/Thursday from 10:00am-11:00am, from January 17, 2023 – April 27, 2023.
If pickleball hasn’t won you over, there are plenty of additional other programs offered through the Senior Center. The Senior Center, located at 3901 W. El Segundo Blvd, is open Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm, and serves seniors ages 55 years and above. The Senior Center hosts a variety of activities ranging from billiards and bingo to Tai Chi and walking classes. Seniors can also take monthly trips to places such as the Getty Museum and Downtown Disney.
If you’re just looking for a hot meal, the City of Hawthorne partners with the Torrance YMCA to provide lunches on Wednesdays from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. If interested, please call Torrance YMCA at (310) 602-4905 to sign up. The Senior Nutrition Program also serves 700 meals per week to Hawthorne Seniors. Other services offered range from transportation and shopping assistance.
For more information about the senior center and its services, visit the City’s website.