Child Health

Children are the most vulnerable and important part of any community.  Healthy Glendale seeks to connect caring parents and community leaders with the resources to help ensure that the children in our neighborhoods continue to thrive.


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Champions for Change

The Glendale Adventist Medical Center Champions for Change Initiative is a program funded by the USDA that seeks to reduce the incidence of diabetes and obesity in Glendale by providing nutrition education and physical activity classes to both low-income residents and elementary school children.

In addition to our nutrition and physical activity classes, GAMC-Champions for Change also seeks to make healthy changes in the environments through the expansion and development of edible vegetable gardens in local Glendale elementary schools and community organizations.

For more information about our program, please click here or  contact:

Martha Rivera, Project Director

(818) 409-8000 x. 5860

Low-Cost Dental Services

Kids Dental Place

Information: (818) 244-5052


Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Location: 418 E. Glenoaks Blvd. #202, Glendale, CA

Dr. Peter S. Suh, DMD

Information: (818) 790-5959


Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: 1346 Foothill Blvd. #305, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Child Mental Health

Pacific Clinics – HYE Wrap Program

Telephone: (818) 547-9544

Address: 237 N. Central Ave. #C Glendale, CA 91203

Classification: Outpatient

Age Group: Youth

Glen Roberts Child Study Center

Telephone: (818) 244-0222

Address: 1530 E. Colorado St. Glendale, CA 91205

Classification: Outpatient

Age Group: Child, youth

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

Telephone: (818) 244-7257

Address: 1540 E. Colorado St. Glendale, CA 91205

Classification: Outpatient

Age Group: Child, youth, adults, older adults

Community Assistance Programs

Women, Infants, Children (WIC)

Description: Supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. Provides supplemental foods, nutrition education, and health care referrals for low income pregnant, breastfeeding, non-breastfeeding postpartum women and their infants up to 5 years of age

Telephone: (818) 361-7541 for an appointment or (800) 313-4942


Requirements: Pregnant or postpartum woman, infant or child under 5 years old, must meet income guidelines on website

Cal Fresh

Telephone: (866) 613-3777

Participant Help Line: (818) 701-8200 or (626) 569-1399


Address: 4680 San Fernando Rd. Glendale, CA 91204

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm

Healthy Start Program

Description: Glendale Healthy Start’s mission is to improve lives of students and their families in need by providing social emotional, academic and assist families with basic needs such as food, bus passes/tokens and shoes. Some of the services that have been offered are: mental health, tutoring, transportation, school supplies, toys, books, back packs, housing, parenting classes, shoes, assistance with employment and applying for various programs throughout the city of Glendale

Location: Healthy Start Family Resource Center 223 N. Jackson Street Room 101, Glendale, CA 91206


Telephone: (818) 241-3111

Parks and Recreation Centers

Pacific Recreation and Community Center Park

Telephone: (818)-548-4098


Hours: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Indoor Facilities: Multi-purpose gymnasium, computer lab, arts and science room, game room, conference room, and 5 meeting rooms

Outdoor Facilities: Basketball court and baseball area picnic area, upper terrace with picnic tables and umbrellas

Walk/Jog Facilities: No

Accessibility: Handicap accessible

Lights after Dark: Yes

Classes: Mon – Thurs

Sports Leagues: Various programs

Registration: Call (818) 548-2184

Cost: Some classes are free please call for information

Location: 501 S. Pacific Ave. Glendale, CA 91204

Transportation: MTA

Maple Park

Telephone: (818) 548-3783


Hours: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Indoor Facilities: 2 meeting rooms, full kitchen, computer lab, recreation room and full court gymnasium with kitchenette and outdoor terrace

Outdoor Facilities: Exercise equipment area, playground and grass area

Accessibility: Handicap accessible

Classes: Tiny Tot Time, Mon & Wed 10am – 12noon

Registration: No registration needed

Cost: Free

Location: 820 E. Maple St. Glendale, CA 91205

Transportation: MTA

Bee Line: (818) 548-3960

Dunsmore Park

Telephone: (818) 548-2752


Hours: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Indoor Facilities: Ball field, children’s play area, community building, picnic area

Outdoor Facilities: Tennis courts, wading pool

Walk/Jog Facilities: Yes

Location: 4700 Dunsmore Ave. La Crescenta, CA 91214

Emerald Isle Park


Facilities: Basketball court, children play area, 2 tennis courts and picnic area

Cost: Visit website for details

Location: 2130 Lenore Dr. Glendale, CA 91206

Transportation: MTA

Sparr Community Center

Telephone: (818) 548-2187


Facilities: Dining hall with stage, multi purpose room, activity room, and outdoor patio with patio tables and chairs

Walk/Jog Facilities: No

Accessibility: Handicap accessible

Classes: Tiny Tot Time Tues 8am – 10am

Registration: No registration needed

Cost: Free

Location: 1613 Glencoe Way, Glendale, CA 91208

Transportation: MTA and

Bee Line: (818) 548-3960

Fremont Park

Telephone: (818) 241-6022


Facilities: Basketball court, children’s play area, 4 horseshoe courts, picnic areas, 8 tennis courts, volleyball, and wading pool

Classes: Youth Tennis

Registration: (818) 548-2184

Cost: $75.000

Location: 600 Hahn Ave. Glendale, CA 91203

Transportation: MTA and

Bee Line: (818) 548-3960

Verdugo Skate Park

Telephone: (818) 548-2786


Facilities: 5 picnic areas, baseball field and basketball court

Accessibility: Handicap accessible

Classes: Skate Classes

Cost: $100.00

Location: 1621 Cañada Blvd. Glendale, CA

Transportation: MTA

Bee Line: (818) 548-3960

Glorietta Park

Telephone: (818) 903-5049


Facilities: Tennis courts

Classes: Soccer/MiniKickers other classes available

Registration: (818)548-2184

Cost: $95 for 8 classes, plus $15 equipment Fee

Location: 2801 N. Verdugo Rd. Glendale, CA 91208

Transportation: MTA

Palmer Park

Facilities: 2 picnic areas, barbeque grills and sinks

Location: 610 E. Palmer Ave. Glendale, CA 91205

Lower Scholl

Facilities: 2 picnic areas, 2 playground sets and barbeque grills

Location: 2849 E Glenoaks Blvd. Glendale, CA 91206

Glendale Sports Complex

Telephone: (818) 548-6420

Facilities: 2 soccer fields, baseball fields, 2 softball fields, concession building, and meeting room

Location: 2200 Fern Lane Glendale, CA 91208

Deukmejian Wilderness Park

Telephone: (818) 548-2752

Facilities: Picnic area, amphitheater, and grass area

Location: 3429 Markridge Rd. Glendale, CA 91214

For a full list of parks please visit


Pacific Community Pool

Telephone: (818) 937-7442.


Hours: Mon – Thurs classes run 4 days a week for 25 minutes per class 9:00am – 4:00pm

Classes: Parent & Me (6 mo.-3.5 yrs.) Levels 1-6 (3.5 yrs.-15 yrs.)

Cost: Private one-on-one lessons are available for $30 per child, per 30 minutes

Location: 509 S. Pacific Ave. Glendale, CA 91204

Transportation: MTA


YMCA/YWCA: Foothills

Telephone: (818) 790-0123


Hours: 5am – 10pm Weekdays

Saturday: 7:00am – 7:00pm. Visit the website for holiday schedule

Child Care: Yes

Facilities: Fitness center, cardio room, gymnasium, indoor pool, and more

Classes: Day camp, swimming lessons, after school programs and Yoga

Sports Leagues: Youth basketball, soccer and volleyball

Registration: Visit site for information

Cost: Choose membership categories on their website

Location: 1930 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Transportation: MTA

YMCA/YWCA: Glendale

Telephone: (818) 240-4130


Hours: 5:00am – 10:00pm Weekdays

Child Care: Yes

Facilities: Fitness center, cardio room, gymnasium and indoor pool

Classes: After school programs

Registration: Visit site for information

Cost: Choose membership categories on their website

Location: 140 N Louise St, Glendale CA 91206

Transportation: MTA

Sports Leagues for 0-5

KidZ Love Soccer

Ages: 2-5 Yrs.

Description: MiniKickers program focusing on the development of children aged 2-5 years old

Registration: See Website for details

Cost: $95


Schedule: Thursdays, March 26 – May 14, 2015

Equipment Fee: $15 per player payable to Challenger Sports

AYSO Soccer Leagues for children under 5 Jamboree

Ages: Visit website for information


Description: AYSO program provides a quality soccer experience for children, and teaches the youngest players the basics of soccer, without the pressures of the adult game

Registration: Online for information

Cost: Early registration is $100 and $120 after April 19

Schedule: 4 series of 5 minute games