Three Ways to Register

Visit us in person at 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. click here

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  Fall 2019 Swim lessons

Sign up here!


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. 2, Aug.16, Sept. 6, Sept. 20, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec.6
  • Day of Week: Friday
  • Time: 5:15pm-8:15pm

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 23, Sep 13, Oct 18, Nov 8,  
  • Day of Week: Friday
  • Time: 5:15pm-7:15pm

Kids Holiday Ornament

Join us in the C. V. Starr Party Room to make an ornament for yourself or for a friend. We’ll have all the supplies; you just need to bring the creativity. 

  • Age: 6-12
  • Cost: $14
  • Instructor: Donna
  • Dates: Dec 11
  • Day of Week: Wednesday
  • Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Kids Thanksgiving Center Piece Arts and Craft Class

Don’t worry about coming up with the center piece for the Thanksgiving table. Sign your children up for this Thanksgiving Center Piece Class. They’ll love seeing their art on the Thanksgiving table, mantel, and or coffee table. This fun class will take place at the C. V. Starr Party Room. 

  • Age: 6-12
  • Cost: $20
  • Instructor: Donna
  • Dates: Nov 13
  • Day of Week: Wednesday
  • Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

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 techniques. 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
  • Oct 6-27  $40
  • Nov 3-Dec 1 (No 11/24)  $40
  • Location: Local Motion Studio

Kayak Practice in Comp Pool

During this time the Lap Pool will be available for you to bring your own kayak in to practice your rolling skills. This time is not instructor led. There will be lifeguards on the pool deck. 

  • Ages: Open
  • Cost: $15
  • Instructor: C. V. Starr Staff
  • Dates:  Sept 15, Sept 29, Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 10,
  • Day of Week: Sunday
  • Time: 10:15am-11:45am

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

  • 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)
  • Saturday, Sept 7, 9am-Noon (All Ages)
  • Tuesday, September 17, 1:00pm-4:00pm  (Age 14-24)
  • Tuesday, October 8, 9am-Noon (All Ages)
  • Fee: $35/single  $60/double
  • Meet At:  South Harbor,  at boat launch off Basin St. (past boat docks & deli, on the left)


Friday Kayak Series in Leisure Pool: Basic Skills

Enjoy learning basic kayaking skills in the comfort of our 85-degree leisure pool. Practice paddling, entering and exiting your kayak, and getting used to how a kayak feels. Then challenge yourself to re-enter your kayak or just practice hanging onto the side to keep yourself afloat. No rolling will be allowed. Single kayaks only for this activity. Sit on top kayaks, paddles and lifejackets provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Ages: Open
  • Cost: $10
  • Instructor: C. V. Starr Staff
  • Dates:  Sept 27, Oct 11, Nov 15
  • Day of Week: Friday
  • Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm for Sept 27, Oct 11
  • Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm for Nov 15

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
  • Dates: Sept 22, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1 Dec 22
  • Day: Sunday
  • Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

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
  • Swim Test: To Be Determined
  • Class: To Be Determined