Three Ways to Register

Visit us in person, call us, and online. You can register online and make an account with Activity Reg.

* Please note that not all activities will be available for online registration.

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

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:  Jun 1, Jun 15, July 20, Aug 3, Aug 17
  • Day of Week: Friday
  • Time: 5:15pm-8:15pm

Kids Corner

A fun and creative program for your youngster to enjoy while you use our beautiful facility. See the Kids Corner monthly activities calendar for each session at the front desk.


  • Ages: 3-12 (potty trained)
  • Cost: $30/ Session
  • Instructor: C. V. Starr Staff
  • Days: Wednesdays
  • Session 1 June 6 – 27
  • Session 2 July 11 – Aug 1
  • Session 3 Aug 8 – 29
  • Time: 5:15pm-6:45pm

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:   Jun 22, July 13, Aug 10
  • Day of Week: Friday
  • Time: 5:15pm-7:15pm

Zumba Kids and Zumba Jr.

Zumba Kids and Zumba Kids Jr. classes are designed exclusively for kids (age 7-11 and 4 – 6 respectively) to combine movement, music, and community in a class for children. These classes are high energy dance parties packed with specially choreographed, kid friendly routines and the music kids love like: hip hop, reggaeton, and other music from l over the world. In these classes, the kids will be inspired to express themselves though movement and lay while effectively increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism, enhancing and improving their overall health and well-being.


  • Zumba Kids Jr. 
  • Ages: 4 – 6
  • Dates: July 11 – Aug 8
  • Day of Week: Wednesday
  • Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Cost: $30
  • Instructor: Noel
  • Zumba Kids  
  • Ages: 7 – 11
  • Dates: July 13 – Aug 10
  • Day of Week: Friday
  • Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Cost: $30
  • Instructor: Noel

Fun with Arts and Crafts

Enjoy an afternoon of Art and Crafts! Your children will be inspired to be imaginative, while nurturing their creative potential with fun, hands-on arts and crafts.


  • Ages: 7 & up
  • Cost: $35
  • Instructor: Josie & Lorrie
  • Dates: June 12
  • Day of Week: Tuesday
  • Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

It's all about our American Flag Crafts

Come enjoy making crafts to celebrate the 4th of July. You’ll spend the day with your friends, getting ready to celebrate Independence Day by creating American Flag related crafts.


  • Ages: 7 & up
  • Cost: $35
  • Instructor: Josie & Lorrie
  • Dates: June 26
  • Day of Week: Tuesday
  • Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Beach Crafts

This class will give you the opportunity to create a project with beach themed ideas. You’ll leave class with a completed craft that can be enjoyed for years.


  • Ages: 7 & up
  • Cost: $35
  • Instructor: Josie & Lorrie
  • Dates: July 10
  • Day of Week: Tuesday
  • Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Summer Memories in a Scrap Book Journal

Give your children the opportunity to relive their summer, by creating a journal in their own words. They will work on their writing skills, use their creativity to make the work pop and have more meaning.This will be a project that they will treasure for years.


  • Ages: 7 & up
  • Cost: $35
  • Instructor: Josie & Lorrie
  • Dates: July 24
  • Day of Week: Tuesday
  • Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Outdoor Games

Come enjoy an afternoon of old fashion games. You’ll participate in sack races, relay races, and many more fun outdoor games.


  • Ages: 7 & up
  • Cost: $35
  • Instructor: Josie & Lorrie
  • Dates: Aug 7
  • Day of Week: Tuesday
  • Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Plastic Shrink Art

Shrink art is a hit for all ages. We all remember the days when we would create something big and watch it shrink to less than half the size we started with. You, your creativity and our supplies will allow you to make: Personalized Jewelry, Key Chains, and Magnets.


  • Ages: 7 – 12
  • Cost: $35
  • Instructor: Barbara
  • Session 1: June 11 – July 2
  • Session 2: July 9 – 30
  • Day of Week: Monday
  • Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Animal Art

Our students will be using various mediums (colored pencils, colored paper, oil pastels, crayon and watercolor) to create and make their animals come alive. Be the creative one and create an animal like no other. Give your abstract animals their own creative names.


  • Ages: 7 – 12
  • Cost: $35
  • Instructor: Barbara
  • Session 1: June 11 – July 2
  • Session 2: July 9 – 30
  • Day of Week: Monday
  • Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

3 - D Art

Pop your art by adding dimension to your masks and animals. You’ll use paper to sculpt masks and animals. Color, texture, and your own ideas make your creation a masterpiece.


  • Ages: 7 – 12
  • Cost: $35
  • Instructor: Barbara
  • Session 1: June 11 – July 2
  • Session 2: July 9 – 30
  • Day of Week: Monday
  • Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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 buildign sturdy structures by applying beams for strength and gears for speed will be covered. Then applying the knowledge to build a robot for friendly comptetion. Be prepared to have fun engineering a robot and competing! No prior experience necessary.


  • Ages: 6 – 12
  • Cost: $50
  • Instructor: Denise
  • Date: Aug 3
  • Day of Week: Friday
  • Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Robotics, Programming & Engineering Snapology Workshop using LEGO WeDo 2.0

An introductory experience to hands-on robotics using LEGO educations WeDo which is psuedo coding using blocks. Students will build then code their blocks for robotic leanring. Hardwear, softwear and engineering process will be covered. We can build moving robots, creatures and vehicles. We will customize to ability so no prior experience needed – just comne to explore.


  • Ages: 6 – 12
  • Cost: $50
  • Instructor: Denise
  • Date: Aug 3
  • Day of Week: Friday
  • Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Mom and Son Minute to Win It

Mom’s sign up with your son/sons and challenge other moms and their son/sons. Bring your swim suit because there will be some games that will get you wet. You’ll go from station to station, trying to get the best score within a few minutes. Each challenge is timed, you’ll blast cups with water-guns as your son re-stacks the cups so you can blast them again. Receive points for each challenge. The mother son team with the most points, becomes C. V. Starr’s first Minute to Win It winners.


  • Ages: open
  • Cost: $10/ per participant
  • Instructor: C. V. Starr Staff
  • Dates:   July 15
  • Day of Week: Sunday
  • Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Sun Yi's Traditional Tae Kwon Do

Whether your interest in Tawe Kwon Do training 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 1 June 5 – 28 $40
  • Session 2 July 3 – 26 $40
  • Session 3 July 31 – Aug 23 $40
  • Days of Week: Tuesday & Thursday
  • Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Adult’s Session

  • Ages: 13 & up
  • Instructor: Adam
  • Session 1 June 5 – 28 $40
  • Session 2 July 3 – 26 $40
  • Session 3 July 31 – Aug 23 $40
  • Days of Week: Tuesday & Thursday
  • Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm

Cardio Kickboxing

Group fitness class that combines martial arts techniques with fast-paced cardio. This high-energy workout challenges the beginner and elite athlete alike. Build stamina, improve coordination and flexibility, and burn calories as you build lean muscle with this fun and challenging workout.


Saturday Session

  • Ages: 6-12
  • Instructor: Adam
  • Session 1 June 9 – 30 $40
  • Session 2 July 7 – 28 $40
  • Session 3 Aug 4 – Aug 25 $40
  • Days of Week: Tuesday & Thursday
  • Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm

Sunday Session

  • Ages: 13 & up
  • Instructor: Adam
  • Session 1 June 10 – July 1 $40
  • Session 2 July 8 – 29 $40
  • Session 3 Aug 5 –  26 $40
  • Days of Week: Tuesday & Thursday
  • Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm

Kayak Adventures

The Mendocino Coast Recreation and Park District with the C. V. Starr Community Center and the California Division of Boating and Waterways are happy to announce that a grant was awarded to the M.C.R.P.D. and 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.


On a local river

  • 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)
  • Tue. July 24, 9:00am-12:00pm- All Ages
  • Wed. Aug 22, 10:00am-1:00pm – Ages 21 and Up
  • Thur. July 12, 10:00am-1:00pm- Ages 14-25
  • Thur. Aug 2, 1:30pm-4:30pm- Ages 14-25
  • 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. July, 10 9:00am-12:00pm, All Ages Tue. Aug 7, 9:00am-12:00pm – All Ages Thu. June 21, 9:00am-12:00pm – Ages 14-25 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)
  • Tue. June 19, 1:30pm-4:30pm, All Ages
  • Tue. July 17, 1:30pm-4:30pm – All Ages
  • Wed. July 11, 1:30pm-4:30pm- 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: June 21, July 20, July 27, Aug 17
  • Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Two Night Camping Trip

  • Gualala Camping & Kayak Trip Come spend the weekend kayaking and camping! We’ve reserved the group camp site at Gualala River Redwood Park Camp Grounds. You’ll enjoy the weekend camping and will have the opportunity to kayak the beautiful Gualala River. We provide the kayak, paddles, lifejackets and firewood.You’ll need to bring camping gear, food and clothing for kayaking. There are stores and restaurants nearby for your convenience. (This is an alcohol, smoking and drug free trip)  Please no pets. For more info about the campsite: http://gualalapark.com  or call Dede Lehnhardt 707 964-9446
  • Cost: $125.00
  • Arrive: 3pm Friday, June 29
  • Depart:  12pm  Sunday July 1
  • Meet at the Group Camp Site at the Gualala Redwood Camp Grounds. 

  •  Gualala Kayak Day Trips If you aren’t interested in camping but would like to participate in Kayaking, these are the times and dates for our drop in Gualala kayak  trips.
  • Cost per trip: $20
  • June 29th 4pm-6pm
  • June 30th 10:30am-12:30
  • Meet at: the beach at  Redwood Park Campgrounds

iPad 101

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


  • Ages: 16 & up
  • Cost: $8/class
  • Instructor: Lisa Colvin
  • Dates: Ongoing Tuesdays (no July 17 or Aug 7)
  • Day of Week: Tuesday
  • Time: 12:00pm-12:45pm

Red Cross Lifeguard/ Shallow Water/ Water Park Blended Leaning 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: Tue July 3, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Class: Sun – Thur, July 8 – 12, 8:00am – 4:30pm

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: June 3, July 22, or Aug 5
  • Day of Week: Sunday
  • Time: 9:00am-12:00pm