Three Ways to Register

Visit us in person 300 S. Lincoln St in Fort Bragg, call us 707-964-9446, and online. You can register online and make an account with Activity Reg.

Scholarships are available though the Friends of MCRPD. Be sure to summit requests early, scholarships take up to one month to process. Download the application here

* Please note that not all activities will be available for online registration.
* C. V. Starr Community Center/ Mendocino Coast Recreation and Park District Enrichment Class Refund Policy.If a program is canceled by the Center, the registrant will receive a credit on account or a refund check for the full amount may be requested. If a participant wishes to drop out of a class they must notify the center in person or by phone. When a refund is requested to be a credit on account there is no fee, if a participant requests a refund by check there is a $10 administrative fee deducted from the refund amount. To be eligible for a refund a participant must notify the center at least three days before the first day of the class. Refund requests made after this deadline will not be granted.
*Registrations are non-transferable. Split attendance is not allowed. 

Swim Lessons

Swim Lesson information is listed on the swim lesson page. You can find it at Facilities, C. V. Starr, Swim Lessons. Or click the check schedule button.


Kids Night Out

Parents take the night off and enjoy staying at home or going out on a date. Everyone can swim, just as long as they are willing to wear a life jacket or pass a swim test without a life jacket. A snack will be provided.


  • Ages: 3-12 (potty trained)
  • Cost: $14/day
  • Instructor: C. V. Starr Staff
  • Dates:  Aug 3, Aug 17, Sep 7, Sep 21, Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 16, Dec 7, Dec 21
  • Day of Week: Friday
  • Time: 5:15pm-8:15pm

Kids Corner Child Care

A fun and creative program for your youngster to enjoy while you use our beautiful facility.


  • Ages: 3-12 (potty trained)
  • Cost: See Session dates
  • Instructor: C. V. Starr Staff
  • Session 1: Sep 5 – 26, Wednesdays 5:15pm-6:45pm $30
  • Session 2: Oct 3 – 24 , Wednesdays 5:15pm-6:45pm $30
  • Session 3: Nov 7 -28 (no 11/21), Wednesdays 5:15pm-6:45pm $23
  • Session 4: Dec 5 -19, Wednesdays 5:15pm-6:45pm $23

Sharks and Mermaid Extravaganza

Come join the fun in the pool! We’ll learn how to flip our fins and show that Mermaids and Sharks really do get along. We’ll start in the water with treasure hunts, obstacle courses and free fin time, ending with all Mermaids and Sharks beaching into the party room with more surprises to come. Must be comfortable swimming and putting your face in the water. (Mermaid tails and Shark fins provided)


  • Ages: 5-9
  • Cost: $15/day
  • Instructor: C. V. Starr Staff
  • Dates:  Aug 10, Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14
  • Day of Week: Friday
  • Time: 5:15pm-7:15pm

Robotics, Programming & Engineering Snapology Workshop using LEGO WeDo 2.0

An introductory experience to hands-on robotics using LEGO educations WeDo which is pseudo coding using blocks. Students will build then code their blocks for robotic learning. Hardware, software and engineering processes will be covered. We can build moving robots, creatures and vehicles. We will customize to ability so no prior experience needed – just come to explore.


  • Ages: 6 – 12
  • Cost: $50
  • Instructor: Denise
  • Date: Dec 28
  • Day of Week: Friday
  • Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Robot Building Snapology Workshop using Lego

Do you think you can build the strongest and most agile robot? Will your robot win a head-to-head combat mission? Basic strategies for buildiing sturdy structures by applying beams for strength and gears for speed will be covered. Then applying the knowledge to build a robot for friendly competition. Be prepared to have fun engineering a robot and competing! No prior experience necessary.


  • Ages: 6 – 12
  • Cost: $50
  • Instructor: Denise
  • Date:  Dec 28
  • Day of Week: Friday
  • Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Early Release Fun Day

Looking for something fun for your child to do on the FBUSD early release days? Let them spend time dabbling in arts and crafts, releasing energy while swimming, outside play, and exploring the world through science and cooking. Check the monthly calendar for daily activities. Send a healthy snack and drink each day.


  • Ages: K – 5th Grades
  • Instructor: C. V. Starr Staff
  • Session 1: Sep 12 – 26, Wednesdays 1:15pm-4:00pm $60
  • Session 2: Oct 3 – 31, Wednesdays 1:15pm-4:00pm $100
  • Session 3: Nov 7 & 13-15, Wed, Tue, Wed, Thur 1:15pm-4:00pm $100
  • Session 4: Nov 28 – Dec 19, Wednesdays 1:15pm-4:00pm $80

Mixed Self Defense Class

This class will take you through fundamental techniques for basic self-defense. You will have the opportunity to develop skills by using a variety of martial arts fitness and training techiques. Plan on getting in shape, while learning how to best defend yourself.


  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Instructor: Keono
  • Day of Week: Sunday
  • Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm
  • Fee: $40 per session
  • Session 1 Aug 5 – 26
  • Session 2 Sep 9 – 30
  • Session 3 Oct 7 – 28
  • Session 4 Nov 4 – 25
  • Session 5 Dec 2 – 23

Hula Classes for Youth and Adults

Learn how to do the Hula in a fun, friendly environment! Dress casually. Feel free to let the instructor know of any concerns you may have. Aloha!


  • Cost: $15 per session (session is two days in the same month)
  • Instructor: Barbara
  • Dates: Sep 21 & 28, Oct 19 & 26, Jan 18 & 25
  • Day of Week: Friday
  • Time: Youth 4:15pm-5:15pm  Adult 6:45pm-7:45pm

Tai Chi Chih

Tai Chi Chih is a method of self-healing. This moving meditation consist of 20 easy-to-learn flowing movements. Benefits include improved balance, energy, concentration, immunity, and sleep; as well as reduced stress, blood pressure and arthritis symptoms. Appropriate for most ages and physical conditions. If we meet our minimum enrollment 2 days before the session, we will allow drop ins for $15 per day.


  • Ages: 13 and up
  • Instructor: Margaret
  • Sunday Sessions: 8/5-8/26 $40, 9/9-9/30 $40, 10/7-10/28 $40, 11/4-11/18 $30, 12/2-12/16 $30
  • Wednesday Sessions: 8/8-8/29 $40, 9/5-9/26 $40, 10/3-10/24 $40, 11/7-11/28 (no 11/21) $30, 12/5-12/19 $30
  • Saturday Sessions: 8/4-8/25 $40, 9/8-9/29 $40, 10/6-10/13 $20, 12/1-12/29 (no 12/15) $40
  • Sunday Sessions Time:  12:15pm – 1:15pm
  • Wednesday Sessions Time:  8:15am – 9:15am
  • Saturday Sessions Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Sun Yi's Traditional Tae Kwon Do

Whether your interest in Taekwondo training is for developing your own (or your children’s) self discipline and self-confidence, or improving self-defense skills and physical fitness, our classes will help you achieve those goals. Our carefully designed system of instruction makes starting your training easy and enjoyable for beginners.


Children’s Session

  • Ages: 6-12
  • Instructor: Adam
  • Session 2 Oct 30 – Nov 29 (no 11/20 or 11/22) $40
  • Session 3 Dec 4 – 20 $30
  • Days of Week: Tuesday & Thursday
  • Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Adult’s Session

  • Ages: 13 & up
  • Instructor: Adam
  • Session 2 Oct 30 – Nov 29 (no 11/20 or 11/22) $40
  • Session 3 Dec 4 – 20 $30
  • Days of Week: Tuesday & Thursday
  • Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm

Culinary Class

Learn how to create a delightful plant-based menu for the fall season. Easy to make, and surely tasty! Follow the step-by-step recipes with Chef Martine to make a perfect meal for your family and friends, discover how to make a delicious soup, salad, main dish and dessert. Food samples and recipe hand-outs included.


  • Ages: 13 & up
  • Cost: $40 (pre-registration required)
  • Instructor: Martine Lussier
  • Date: Oct 20
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 9:45am – 11:00am

Plant Based Holiday Recipes

Holiday Season Appetizers Culinary Class. Colorful, tasty and fun to make!!! Learn plant-based recipes with Chef Martine. Enjoy this culinary demonstration with all the step-by-step recipes. Food samples and recipe hand-outs included.


  • Ages: 13 & up
  • Cost: $40 (pre-registration required)
  • Instructor: Martine Lussier
  • Date: Dec 15
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 9:45am – 11:00am

Help, What's my iPad/Phone Doing?

Get in touch with family and friends using your iPad/Phone. You’ll learn how to use and set your phone up, so that it’s easier for you to use. This class will also show you how to add apps, email friends and use Facebook. Josie will be projecting what she teaches on the white board so that you can follow along easier.


  • Ages: 16 & up
  • Cost: $30/ session
  • Instructor: Josie
  • Session Dates:  8/20-8/29, 9/17-9/26, 10/8-10/17, 11/5-11/14, 12/3-12/12
  • Day of Week: Monday & Wednesday
  • Time: 10:00am-11:30am

iPad 101

Do you have an iPad or iPhone you would like to be more familar with? This class will show you how to email, Facebook, take pictures, use the internet, and more!


  • Ages: 16 & up
  • Cost: $8 per class
  • Instructor: Lisa
  • Date: Ongoing Tuesdays Sep 11 – Dec 18 (no 11/20)
  • Day of Week: Tuesdays
  • Time: 12:00-12:45

Kayak Adventures

C. V. Starr Community Center and the California Division of Boating and Waterways are happy to announce that a grant was awarded to the C. V. Starr Community Center to purchase kayak equipment and offer the opportunity to take the public on guided tours of our local rivers. We will also be offering kayak classes in the controlled environment of our leisure pool at the C. V. Starr Community Center.


Local River Trips

  • Big River  (Medium Difficulty) Big River Estuary is one of those “best of all worlds” scenarios. It’s where dense redwood forests and  fresh, lazy water, meets rocky beaches and the mighty Pacific Ocean.  You may get lucky and see river otters and harbor seals! This can be a challenging paddle, as some days you’ll need to battle the winds, but mostly you will enjoy the sunshine.  (no extra fees apply)
  • Thur. Aug 2, 1:30pm-4:30pm- Ages 14-25
  • Sat. Aug 11, 10:30am-1:30pm- All Ages
  • Wed. Aug 22, 10:00am-1:00pm – Ages 21 and Up
  • Sat. Aug 25, 10:30am-1:30pm – Ages 21 and Up
  • Fee: $35/single  $60/double
  • Meet At: East end of Big River Parking Lot at the boat launch area.
  • Noyo River  (Generally Easy Paddling) Noyo River is one of Mendocino County’s most amazing paddling adventures! Noyo River is a gentle, Class 1 river suitable for all skill levels. Join us for a guided tour up this scenic river. (parking/launch fees included)
  • Tue. Aug 7, 9:00am-12:00pm – All Ages
  • Sat. Oct 6, 9:00am-12:00pm – All Ages
  • Sat. Oct 13, 1:30am-4:30pm – Ages 14-24
  • Fee: $35/single  $60/double
  • Meet At:  South Harbor,  at boat launch off Basin St. (past boat docks & deli, on the left)
  • Albion River (Easy to Medium Difficulty) Albion River gives paddlers access to a scenic river that is otherwise inaccessible.  You’ll see floating homes and history that dates back to the 1950’s, when lumber men built railroads and trestles to harvest once-vast forests used to build the foundations of modern  California. (parking/launch fees included)
  • Sat. Sep 22, 10:00am-1:00pm, All Ages
  • Tue. Sep 25, 10:30pm-1:30pm – Ages 21 and up
  • Fee: $50/single  $80/double
  • Meet At: Albion River Campground 34500 N. Hwy 1

  • In the Comfort of our Leisure Pool

  • Friday Kayak Series in Leisure Pool: Basic Skills Enjoy learning basic kayaking skills in the comfort of our 85 degree pool. Practice paddling, entering and exiting your kayak, and getting used to how a kayak feels. Take it to the next level and try tipping your kayak to see what its like to fall in the water. Then challenge yourself to re-enter your boat, or just practice hanging on to the side to keep yourself afloat.  No Rolling will be allowed.  Single boats only for this activity.
  • Fee: $10.00
  • Location: CV Starr Center
  • Ages: All Ages
  • Fridays: Aug 3, Aug 17, Sep 7, Sep 21. Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 16, Dec 7, Dec 21
  • Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Red Cross Lifeguard/ Shallow Water/ Water Park Blended Learning Class. First Aid, CPR for the Pro/ AED and Title 22

Are you 15 or older and looking for a great job or challenging career? American Red Cross Lifeguarding is the place to start! Lifeguarding puts you in an exciting position, working as part of a team to help people safely enjoy the water.

Prerequisite: Swim 300 yards continuously; tread water for 2 minutes using legs only and a timed swim test. If swimmer cannot meet these requirements, they will not be allowed to take the course. When you register, pick up a class syllabus, it will give you the link to the online portion of this class. You must register 3 days before the class starts.

Bring your swim suit, towel, pocket mask, manual, and the printed out confirmation that you have completed the online portion of the class.


  • Ages: 15 & up
  • Instructor: C. V. Starr Staff
  • Cost: $185 per session
  • SESSION ONE
  • Swim Test: Wed Oct 3, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Class: Oct 11-15, 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • SESSION TWO
  • Swim Test: Thur Dec 27, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Class: Dec 30 – Jan 3, 9:00am – 6:00pm

CPR/First Aid/ AED Adult and Pediatric

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adult, children and infants. Through a combination of self-paced online learning and instructor-led classroom skill sessions you will have the opportunity to practice and demonstrate skill competency required for certification. The online portion features simulation learning, an interactive experience where participants respond to real-world emergencies in a virtual setting. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the class room session and must be taken on a Flash enabled computer with high speed internet connection.


  • Ages: 16 & up
  • Cost: $75
  • Instructor: C. V. Starr Staff
  • Date:  Sunday, September 23, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Date:  Sunday, November 25, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Date:  Saturday, December 15, 9:00am-12:00pm